For Moms

Thank you to my friend Boots for emailing these two wonderful verses to me. I don’t know who took the photo of the little boy below, but I love it.

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 She’s way out of date!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.

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WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN’T LOOKING

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw you feed a stray cat,
and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw you make my favorite cake for me,
and I learned that the little things
can be special things in life.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend
who was sick,
and I learned that we all have to
help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw you take care of our house
and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw how you handled your responsibilities,
even when you didn’t feel good,
and I learned that I would have to
be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt,
but it’s all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be
everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I learned most of life’s lessons that I need to know
to be a good and productive person when
I grow up.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I looked at you and wanted to say,
“Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn’t looking.”

Happy Mother’s Day to all the people who call yourself “MOM.”