Some of the journals on CafeMom are darn good reads. I get lost in them on some weekends and today what I found is a celebration of motherhood that just had to be shared. Here's an excerpt of an anonymous essay posted on myluv4eeyore's journal. For the rest check it out, and when you do, take a look at the other mom's responses--we're all in tears!
...This is for all the
mothers who taught their children to tie their shoelaces before they
started to school and for all the mothers who opted for Velcro instead.
For all the mothers who bite their lips (sometimes until they bleed)
when their 14 year olds dyed their hair green. This is for all the
mothers who lock themselves in the bathroom when babies keep crying and
is for all mothers who show at work with spit-up in their hair and
milkstains on their blouses and diapers in their purse. This is for
mothers who teach their sons to cook and their daughters to sink a jump
is for all mothers whose heads turn automatically when a little voice
calls "Mom?" in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are
at home or are grown.
This is for mothers who put pinwheels and teddy bears on their children's graves. This
is for all the mothers whose children have gone astray and who can't
find words to reach them. This
is for all the mothers who sent their child to school with a stomach
ache, assuring that they would be just FINE once they got there, only
to get a call from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please
pick them up right away. This is for young mothers stumbling through
diaper changes and sleep deprivation. And mature mothers learning to
For working moms and stay-at-home moms. Single mothers and married mothers. Mothers with money and mothers without. This
is for you, so hang in there. The world would be a terrible place
without the love of mothers everywhere. You make it a more civil,
caring and safe place for the precious children in our world.