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becki x

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Mar 11, 2006
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Hemsworth west yorkshire


This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in

their arms, wiping up spew saying 'It's all right honey, Mummy's here.'

Who have sat in rocking chairs for hours on end soothing crying Babies

who can't be comforted. This is for all the mothers who show up at work

with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and nappies

in their hand bags.

This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they'll never see And

the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.

And for the mothers who lost their baby in that precious 9 months that they will never get to watch grow on earth but one day will be reunited with inHeaven!

This is for the mothers whose priceless art collections are hanging on

their refrigerator doors. And for all the mothers who froze their bums

on metal stands at football or soccer games instead of watching from the

warmth of their cars, so that when their kids asked, 'Did you see me,

Mum?' they could say, 'Of course, I wouldn't have missed it for the

world,' and mean it.

This is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in the shops and swat

them in despair when they stomp their feet and scream for ice cream

before dinner. And for all the mothers who count to ten instead, but

realize how child abuse happens.

This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and

explained all about making babies. And for all the (grand) mothers who

wanted to, but just couldn't find the words.

This is for all the mothers who go hungry, so their children can eat.

For all the mothers who read 'Goodnight, Moon' twice a night for a year.

And then read it again. 'Just one more time.'

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their

shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted

for Velcro instead. This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to

cook and their daughters to play footy.

This is for every mother whose head turns automatically when a little

voice calls 'Mum?' in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring

are at home -- or even away at uni.

This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach

aches assuring them they'd be just FINE once they got there, only to get

calls from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please pick

them up. Right away.

This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can't find the

words to reach them. For all the mothers who bite their lips until they

bleed when their 14year-olds dye their hair green.

This is for all the step-mothers who raised another woman's child or

children, and gave their time, attention, and love... Sometimes totally


For all the mothers of the victims of recent school shootings, and the

mothers of those who did the shooting. For the mothers of the survivors,

and the mothers who sat in front of their TVs in horror, hugging their

child who just came home from school, safely.

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to be peaceful,

and now pray they come home safely from a war.

What makes a good Mother anyway? Is it patience? Compassion? Broad hips?

The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, and sew a button on a shirt,

all at the same time? Or is it in her heart? Is it the ache you feel

when you watch your son or daughter disappear down the street, walking

to school alone for the very first time? The jolt that takes you from

sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2 A.M. To put your hand on the back

of a sleeping baby? The panic, years later, that comes again at 2 A.M.

when you just want to hear their key in the door and know they are safe

again in your home? Or the need to flee from wherever you are and hug

your child when you hear news of a fire, a car accident, a child dying?

The emotions of motherhood are universal and so our thoughts are for

young mothers stumbling through nappy changes and sleep deprivation...

And mature mothers learning to let go. For working mothers and

stay-at-home mothers.

Single mothers and married mothers.

Mothers with money, mothers without.

This is for you all.

For all of us.

Hang in there.

In the end we can only do the best we can.

Tell them every day that we love them.

Please pass along to all the Mums in your life.

'Home is what catches you when you fall - and we all fall.'

Please pass this to a wonderful mother you know. (I just did.)
wow becki, that is very poignant, im sat here sniffling lol, feeling low this morning and this has set me off now lol, lovely verse hun, thanks for sharing xxxx
This is really sweet, and couldn't have come at a better time! My friend announced on Myspace a couple of hours ago that she's pregnant...this is winging it's way to her :)

I hope someone forwards this to me if I'm ever lucky enough to become a mother!
made me feel all fuzzy :hug::hug::hug:
Becki - that is lovely - thank you x x x

gonna pass it on to x x x
thanks Becki...was lovely...xxxx
What a true and touching poem. I am a mum of a 6 years old boy and step mum to one also. I am also 20 wks pregnant and found out today that i am having another boy. Must admit i secretly was hoping for a little girl this time but those words put it all into perspective. Read it while eating choccy biscuits and tears streaming. Thanks for sharing
I'm glad you all like it :hug:
its lovely becki...

thanks x
Lovely Becki:hug:
It's lovely Becki, I just translated it and sent it to my mom...
Oh wow, what a tear jerker, that was beautiful, thanks for that!
This is lovely, thank you!!!
As everyone has said, this was great. I am a mum to Thomas who's nearly 5 and James who's 2 and I was snivelling the other day cos Thomas started reception!!! They all looked too small but it's also made me appreciate the time I now get with James on my own as he's always had to share me with Thomas. :Kissing:
It's lovely Becki, I just translated it and sent it to my mom...

Gosh,sometimes you really do forget that this is the world wide web :D I hope she enjoys it :hug:
missed it the first time...made me cry what a lovely thing :hug:
Awwww that was lovely. :cry:

My daughter, 13, is off to Germany next week on a school trip (I am already having nightmares about sinking boats and crashing coaches and hotels burning down, etc, etc). Not the first time she has been away without us but the other times were family hols with her friends and their parents who I trust, this time its with 41 other 13 year olds, a few teachers & two coach drivers :eek::eek::eek:.

Oh well she has to grow up sometime. :eek::eek::eek:
That was lovely and very true, you never stop being a mum mine are 24 18 and 11 but to me they are all still my babies and always will be.

There's nothing sweeter than my 24 year old giving me a hug for no reason and telling me me loves me, no man lottery win or diamonds (and I do love my diamonds:)) will ever be as sweet as that...

Not to mention the joy my granddaughter gives me :hug:
that made me shed a tear, thanks for sharing
it is so true, gonna pass it on to my mum.x

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