Friday, November 10, 2006

The Journey of a Mother

Good morning!
I have been on the road a few days now making my way to Louisiana with my 3 year old! She has been just amazing and I have to say we are having a blast. This special quality time and one of one time is magic for both of us. When I grew up we never had any quality time with our parents, I was one of 5 kids and we were all less than 2 years apart. I look back and have no idea how my parents did it..we all turned out ok:)
I have not been able to run or workout in know how it goes when you start to feel out of shape? Well, that is me about now!! My butt muscles might be in shape from sitting and my stomach muscles might be in shape from laughing:)
Have a blessed day

The Journey Of A Mother

The young mother set her foot on the path of life.
"Is this the long way?" she asked.
And the guide said, "Yes, and the way is hard.

And you will be old before you reach the end of it.

But the end will be better than the beginning."
But the young mother was happy, and she would not
believe that anything could be better than these years.
So she played with her children, she fed them and bathed them, and
taught them how to tie their shoes and ride a bike and reminded them to
feed the dog, and do their homework and brush their teeth.

The sun shone on them,

and the young Mother cried, "Nothing will ever be lovelier than this."
Then the nights came, and the storms, and the path was sometimes dark,
and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them
close and covered them with her arms, and the children said, "Mother, we
are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come."
And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children
climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary.

But at all times she said to the children, "A little
patience and we are there." So the children climbed, and as they climbed
they learned to weather the storms.

And with this, she gave them strength to face the world.
Year after year, she showed them compassion, understanding, hope, but
most of all...unconditional love.

And when they reached the top they said,

"Mother, we would not have done it without you."
The days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years, and the
mother grew old and she became little and bent. But her children were
tall and strong, and walked with courage. And the mother, when she lay
down at night, looked up at the stars and said, "This is a better day
than the last, for my children have learned so much and are now passing
these traits on to their children."
And when the way became rough for her, they lifted her,
and gave her their strength, just as she had given them hers. One day
they came to a hill, and beyond the hill, they could see a shining road
and golden gates flung wide. And mother said: "I have reached the end of
my journey. And now I know the end is better than the beginning, for my
children can walk with dignity and pride, with their heads held high,
and so can their children after them. And the children said, "You will
always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates."
And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates
closed after her. And they said:
"We cannot see her, but she is with us still.
A Mother like ours is more than a memory.
She is a living presence."
Your Mother is always with you.
She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she's the
smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that
she wore, she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well,
she's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day.

She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep,
the colors of a rainbow, she is
Christmas morning.
Your Mother lives inside your laughter.
And she's crystallized in every teardrop.
A mother shows every emotion
...happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, helplessness,
excitement, joy, sorrow...and all the while, hoping and praying you will
only know the good feelings in life.
She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you
follow with every step you take.

She's your first love; your first friend, even your first enemy,
but nothing on earth can separate you.
Not time, not space...not even death!


"The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched - they
must be felt with the heart."


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