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A thoughtful mother

May 5, 2008

by Pam Fiecke

A little girl went running to her mother with her arms opened wide and joyfully said, “I love you this much,” as she extended her arms opening them farther apart.

The little girl reached into her pocket and pulled out a crumpled drawing she had colored for her mother for Mother’s Day.

The little girl then proceeded to plant a sticky kiss on her mother’s face. In excitement the little girl said, “I’m so glad you’re my mom.”

The mother smiled and said, “I wish, and I’m sure there are many other mothers that wish they could guarantee, that we’d have all the tomorrows we’d ever want, and all the time we’d ever need to enjoy our great relationship together.”

With a bit of a pause, the mother continued, “There is not one mother that can build her children a dream home, or change the past or predict the future.”

The little girl giggled and replied, “You’re my mother and you’re helping me to learn about life. You point me in the direction I need to be in. All of my mistakes, you pick up all the pieces and put me back together again. Most of all, you love me uncondi. . . you know that word you tell me all the time.”

The mother laughed and said reassuringly, “I love you unconditionally.”

Our children will give us so many gifts over the years, but the most important ones, you will find, were not covered in colorful wrapping paper or given to us on a special occasion.

A thoughtful mother has given her children the wonderful gift of laughter. Where you laughed so hard the tears came.

A thoughtful mother has given her children the gift of honesty. You stress the importance of being truthful regardless of what you’ve done.

A thoughtful mother has given her children the gift of sensitivity. To learn to be sensitive to the needs and wants of others.

A thoughtful mother will teach her children that prayer is above and beyond needed daily.

A thoughtful mother will teach her children that the gift of faith is a treasure and most needed in today’s world.

Every day a mother is challenged with strengthening her children by overcoming obstacles, by understanding patience, by encouraging morals and integrity, by teaching our children to withstand anything that doesn’t look like an unwise choice.

Mothers want their children to reach out to others and at the same time live their lives in a meaningful way.