I think every Mom will relate to the following thoughts on ‘Momitude.’ It’s called ‘What I Owe My Mother’ written by a grateful, grown up child somewhere.
My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.” My mother taught me RELIGION. “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.” My mother taught me LOGIC. “Because I said so, that’s why.” My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. “If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”
My mother taught me FORESIGHT. “Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.” My mother taught me IRONY. “Keep on crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.” My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. “Shut your mouth and eat your supper.” My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. “Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!” My mother taught me about STAMINA. “You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”
My mother taught me about WEATHER. “This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.” My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. “If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!” My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.” My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. “Stop acting like your father!” My mother taught me about ENVY. “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.”
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. “Just wait until we get home.” My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way.” My mother taught me ESP. “Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”
My mother taught me HUMOR. “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.” My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.” My mother taught me GENETICS. “You’re just like your father.” My mother taught me about my ROOTS. “Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?” My mother taught me WISDOM. “When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”
Here is my favorite. My mother taught me about JUSTICE. “One day you’ll have kids; I hope they turn out just like you. I imagine most mothers have felt this way a time or two but it’s worth it, right mothers?
Finally, here’s a story on kids visiting their mother. An elderly mother decided to prepare her will and told her preacher she had two final requests. First, she wanted to be cremated and second, she wanted her ashes scattered at Wal-Mart. “Wal-Mart?” the preacher exclaimed. “Why Wal-Mart?” She answered, “Then I’ll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week.” Her solitude ‘Momitude’ attitude is saying “It’s nice to be out here in the rain.” People, if possible, visit or call your mother this weekend! It does a Mother’s heart good.
Happy Mother’s Day and thank God for a little ‘Momitude’ to make the world better
Church-Community Connection is published weekly in newspapers and blogs all over the world. Most of these newspapers are local paid subscription newspapers. The goal of these 600 word articles is to build a bridge to the community through humor, wisdom and changing inaccurate mental perceptions that the community has of God, church, and Christianity. If you know of a local newspaper that you think would like these articles, please have them contact Ed Delph at our website. The articles are free of charge and Ed’s way of giving back to the community