Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby…somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, “normal” is history.
Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct…somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.
Somebody said being a mother is boring…somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver’s permit.
Somebody said if you’re a “good” mother, your child will “turn out good”…somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.
Somebody said “good” mothers never raise their voices…somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor’s kitchen window.
Somebody said you don’t need an education to be a mother…somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.
Somebody said you can’t love the fifth child as much as you love the first…somebody doesn’t have five children.
Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books…somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.
Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery…somebody never watched her “baby” get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten or on a plane headed for military “boot camp.”
Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back…somebody never organized seven giggling Brownies to sell cookies.
Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married…somebody doesn’t know that marriage adds a new son or daughter to a mother’s heartstrings.
Somebody said a mother’s job is done when her last child leaves home…somebody never had grandchildren.
Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don’t need to tell her…somebody ISN’T A MOTHER!
The above piece attributed to “author unknown,” speaks to the challenges, fears, and frustrations , as well as the joys, pride and satisfaction of being a mother–undoubtedly the most difficult, yet rewarding job on earth.
On this Mother’s Day, we remember and honor those who’ve sacrificed so much for this God-ordained calling.
For all the sons and daughters reading, we’re especially reminded on this day that God said, “honor your mother” (Eph. 6:2).
Happy Mother’s Day!
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman