For All Of You Mother's Out There....

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  1. Dmoney644

    Dmoney644 Well-Known Member

    Came across this in an email and thought that i would share it with all of you:



    BEING A MOTHER....

    After 17 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to
    take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She
    said, 'I love you, but I know this other woman loves
    you and would love to spend some time with you.'
    * * *
    The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit
    was my MOTHER, who has been alone for 20 years,
    but the demands of my work and my two boys had
    made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
    * * *
    That night I called to invite her to go out for
    dinner and a movie.
    * * *
    'What's wrong, aren't you well,' she asked?
    * * *
    My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a
    late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign
    of bad news.
    * * *
    'I thought it would be pleasant to spend some
    time with you,' I responded. 'Just the two of us.'
    She thought about it for a moment, and then said,
    'I would like that very much.'
    * * *
    That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick
    her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her
    house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous
    about our date. She waited in the door. She had curled her hair and was wearing the
    dress that she had worn to celebrate her last
    birthday on November 19th.
    * * *
    She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an
    angel's. 'I told my friends that I was going to go
    out with my son, and they were impressed,' she said,
    as she got into that new white van. 'They can't wait to hear about our date'.
    * * *
    We went to a restaurant that, although not
    elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my
    arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat
    down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only
    read large print. Half way through the entries, I
    lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at
    me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. 'It was I
    who used to have to read the menu when you were
    small,' she said. 'Then it's time that you relax and
    let me return the favor,' I responded.
    * * *
    During the dinner, we had an agreeable
    conversation- -nothing extraordinary but catching up
    on recent events of each other's life. We talked so
    much that we missed the movie.
    * * *
    As we arrived at her house later, she said,
    'I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me
    invite you.' I agreed.
    * * *
    'How was your dinner date ?
    asked my wife when I got home.
    'Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,'
    I answered.
    * * *
    A few days later, my mother died of a massive
    heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't
    have a chance to do anything for her.
    * * *
    Some time later, I received an envelope with a
    copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place
    mother and I had dined. An attached note said: 'I
    paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I
    could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two
    plates - one for you and the other for your wife.
    You will never know what that night meant for me.
    I love you, son.'
    * * *
    At that moment, I understood the importance of
    saying in time: 'I LOVE YOU' and to give our loved
    ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is
    more important than your family. Give them the time
    they deserve, because these things cannot be put off
    till 'some other time.'
    * * *
    Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back
    to normal after you've had a baby..... somebody
    doesn't know that once you're a mother,
    'normal' is history.
    * * *
    Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by
    instinct ... somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.
    * * *
    Somebody said being a mother is boring ....
    somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.
    Somebody said if you're a 'good' mother,
    your child will 'turn out good'....
    somebody thinks a child comes with
    directions and a guarantee.
    * * *
    Somebody said you don't need an education to be a
    mother.... somebody never helped a fourth grader
    with his math.
    * * *
    Somebody said you can't love the second child as
    much as you love the first .... somebody doesn't
    have two children.
    * * *
    Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother
    is labor and delivery....
    somebody never watched her 'baby' get on the bus
    for the first day of kindergarten ...
    or on a plane headed for military 'boot camp.'
    * * *
    Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her
    child gets married....somebody doesn't know that
    marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a
    mother's heartstrings.
    * * *
    Somebody said a mother's job is done when
    her last child leaves home....
    somebody never had grandchildren.
    * * *
    Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so
    you don't need to tell her....
    somebody isn't a mother.
     
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  2. luckymenan

    luckymenan Active Member

    Awww~sweetie! I almost cried. This is so beautiful story and made me feel better after I read Seaman's story(killing spree). I think about my mom and wants to cry. I always feel that I am a worst daughter ever. Thank you, my friend for sharing this wonderful story with me.:apple::kiss:
     
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  3. Dmoney644

    Dmoney644 Well-Known Member

    you are very welcome my friend.

    :hugs:​
     
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