Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mommy to Mom to Mother


Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
They don't have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils

Are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
Filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough

Doesn't come out of carpets.
 Real Mothers don't want to know what

The vacuum just sucked up...

Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'

And get their answer when a little

Voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth
Is not measured by height or years or grade...

It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother.....

The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't know everything!

14 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother? She wouldn't have a clue.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's so five minutes ago.

18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!

35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she

carries, or the way she combs her hair.
  The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
 Because that is the doorway to her heart,
 The place where love resides.
 The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
 But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
 It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!


4 Responses to "Mommy to Mom to Mother"
  1. Jen @abusymommy said...
    May 6, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    Ok, that made me tear up. As I read through the stages I pictured myself with my mom...They're bang on! At 30, I call my Mom 3 times a day, everyday. And every decision I have to make, I consult her first. She's made it this far successfully, why wouldn't I?? But when I was 16 she didn't know anything. Now she laughs at me 'cause my boys are giving me the same grief that I gave her when I was small.

    Great Post Fiona!

  2. Barb said...
    May 6, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    Love this. I sent it to my mom

  3. Anonymous said...
    May 6, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    OMG!! That was so beautiful. What a nice poem to honor all mothers. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Yes, I said weekend cause that's how I celebrate it.

  4. Sue M. said...
    May 19, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    LOL Fiona! So true.

    That rendition goes further than the shortened one that I remember...being the "oldie" that I am...

    "When you're 4, your Mother can do no wrong"....

    "When you're 14, your Mother can do no right"...

    When you're become human again, and apologize to your Mother.


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