This is how we thank our mother !
When you came into the world, she held you in her arms. You
thanked her by wailing like a banshee.
When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you. You
thanked her by crying all night long.
When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk. You thanked
her by running away when she called.
When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love.
You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.
When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons. You
thanked her by coloring the dining room table.
When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for the holidays. You
thanked her by plopping into the nearest pile of mud.
When you were 6 years old, she walked you to school. You thanked
her by screaming, "I'M NOT GOING!"
When you were 7 years old, she bought you a baseball. You
thanked her by throwing it through the next-door-neighbor' s window.
When you were 8 years old, she handed you an ice cream. You
thanked her by dripping it all over your lap.
When you were 9 years old, she paid for music lessons. You
thanked her by never even bothering to practice.
When you were 10 years old, she drove you all day, from soccer
to gymnastics to one birthday party after another. You thanked her by
jumping out of the car and never looking back.
When you were 11 years old, she took you and your friends to the
movies.You thanked her by asking to sit in a different row.
When you were 12 years old, she warned you not to watch certain
TV shows. You thanked her by waiting until she left the house.Those
teenage years -
When you were 13, she suggested a haircut that was becoming.You
thanked her by telling her she had no taste.
When you were 14, she paid for a month away at summer camp.You
thanked her by forgetting to write a single letter.
When you were 15, she came home from work, looking for a hug.You
thanked her by having your bedroom door locked.
When you were 16, she taught you how to driver her car.You
thanked her by taking it every chance you could.
When you were 17, she was expecting an important call.You
thanked her by being on the phone all night.
When you were 18, she cried at your high school graduation.You
thanked her by staying out partying until dawn.Growing old and gray -
When you were 19, she paid for your college tuition, drove you
to campus, carried your bags.You thanked her by saying good-bye
outside the dorm so you wouldn't be embarrassed in front of your
When you were 20, she asked whether you were seeing anyone.You
thanked her by saying, "It's none of your business."
When you were 21, she suggested certain careers for your
future.You thanked her by saying, "I don't want to be like you."
When you were 22, she hugged you at your college graduation.You
thanked her by asking whether she could pay for a trip to Europe.
When you were 23, she gave you furniture for your first
apartment.You thanked her by telling your friends it was ugly.
When you were 24, she met your fiancé and asked about your plans
for the future.You thanked her by glaring and growling, "Muuhh-there,
When you were 25, she helped to pay for your wedding, and she
cried and told you how deeply she loved you.You thanked her by moving
halfway across the country.
When you were 30, she called with some advice on the baby.You
thanked her by telling her, "Things are different now."
When you were 40, she called to remind you of an relative's
birthday.You thanked her by saying you were "really busy right now."
When you were 50, she fell ill and needed you to take care of
her.You thanked her by reading about the burden parents become to
their children.And then, one day, she quietly moved. And
Everything you never did came crashing down like thunder. Let us
take a moment of the time just to pay tribute/show appreciation to the
SPECIAL person called MOTHER though some may not say it openly to
There's no substitute for her. Cherished every single moment.
Though at times she may not be the best of friends, may not agree to
our thoughts, she is still your mother!!!
She will be there for you...to listen to your woes, your
bragging, your frustrations, etc.
Ask yourself. have you put aside enough time for her, to listen
to her "blues" of working in the kitchen, her tiredness??? Be tactful,
loving and still show her due respect though you may have a different
view from her.
Friday, May 14, 2010
This is how we thank our mother !