I posted this as a Facebook Note last year and thought it might be worth a repeat...
For every woman who has ever...
Rocked a baby that refused to sleep...and then kept rocking when sleep finally came, just because the moment was too sweet to end.
Bandaged bloody knees and fingers, or put ice on bumps and bruises, or rigged steam tents in the bedroom to ease that non-stop cough, or sat in doctor’s offices and emergency rooms when the home remedies were insufficient...and held the child for the shot, with tears in her own eyes, or gritted her teeth and kept trying until the medicine went down.
Found an exuberant mess where no mess had been just minutes before, often at the most inconvenient moment.
Made pancakes in the shape of Mickey Mouse.
Taught a child to whistle, to cut snowflakes from a folded piece of paper, to bake cookies, to feed a pet or to blow bubbles.
Sat in car pickup lines...day after day after day....
Helped with the school Christmas party.
Sewed costumes for a school play
Gone through the stack of flash cards. Again.
Gone to Wal-Mart at ten pm for poster board for the project due tomorrow.
Taken the forgotten lunch to school. Again.
Explained the facts of life.
Read aloud to a kid. Or a group of kids.
Stayed up making goodies for the bake sale.
Manned the class booth at the PTA fall festival.
Sat through two hour award ceremonies to see one little second grader get a certificate for maintaining a B average.
Stood firm on a principle in the face of teen angst.
Watched that new driver back out of the driveway and head down the road alone for the first time.
Cleaned up after a sleepover.
Walked into a newly empty bedroom and turned off the fan that the fledgling left on after packing up and heading to the dorm or the new apartment.
Prayed for a kid, hugged a kid, was kind to a kid, taught a kid or gave up something to make a kid’s life a little better.
God bless you all on Mother’s Day.
And an especially Happy Mother's Day to my mom...who did so much for me! Love you!