Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Belated Wishes

This morning, I (and a couple other moms) received the below email from a co-worker of mine. It was an unexpected, but pleasant, surprise. Of all the mother's day cards, emails and calls I received this past Sunday, even of all the yummy dark chocolate that I love, this was by far the best of them all and really touched me deeply.

See if you agree.

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 6:55 AM

Subject: Happy Mother's Day

I wanted to wish you all a happy mother's day. I got the women I could think of anyway. I know there are a lot of others around, but I don't reckon I know them too well.

Without you ladies giving hope of turning a somewhat bleak future into one of hope, raising tough, smart children to meet the challenges that we are bestowing upon them, there'd be not much else to look forward to in the times that are nearly upon us. It takes a lot of courage and dedication to work a full-time job and raise a kid, much less a couple of them for some of you.

Even if your kids don't think much of you now, don't honor you as well as they should, or take you for granted, they likely will thank you someday in their own way (if not in words, then in actions). If not, well I'll say thank you for them.

1 comment:

Nathan said...

One of my favorite lines from “Daughters” by John Mayer...

"Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too"