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Monday, January 30, 2012

THE COST OF A MOM

Just a few blue babies for Sally's gang at Blue Monday! I found these sweet google images and had to share! I also have this beautiful tribute to moms. It is called "The Cost of a Mom". I hope you enjoy it while you visit me and stop by Sally's for more blue fun!

This is for all the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up spit-up laced with hot dogs, birthday cake, and fruit juice saying, "It's OK honey, Mommy's here."
Who have walked around the house all night with their babies when they kept crying and wouldn't stop.
This is for all the mothers who have shown up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse.
For all the mothers who have run carpools and made dozens of cookies for school teas and sewn Halloween costumes.
And all the mothers who haven't because they are at work trying to earn enough to keep on top of the bills.
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 all their love.
This is for all the mothers who have sat on cold metal bleachers at hockey, baseball or soccer games instead of watching from their cars, so that when their kids asked, "Did you see me?" they could say, "Of course, I wouldn't have missed it for the world," and meant it.
This is for all the mothers who have yelled at their kids in the grocery store and swatted them in despair when they stomped their feet, like a tired two-year-old does who wants ice cream before dinner, and then hated themselves for "losing" it.
This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children to explain all about making babies. And for all the mothers who wanted to but just couldn't.

10 comments:

momgen said...

Oh so cute baby and the little girl...Visiting from blue Monday.

http://mommyko.com/2012/01/little-glass-collection.html

SmilingSally said...

I've had this tribute to moms emailed to me; I like it. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Anne.

Chatty Crone said...

I have two blue grandchildren! sandie

Sweet Tea said...

So true.
So true.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Adorable little girl. Beautiful blue dress.

Visiting for BM! Hope you can stop by:)

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/01/salt-soaking-solution.html

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful and cutie pie!

Yellow & Blue

chubskulit said...

Such a precious post!

My Blue, please drop by and see. Have a great week!

Denise said...

Very true.

Heather and Kathy said...

Anne,

I would have to say that you described my mom perfectly. She was a stay at home mom until 3rd grade when my father decided he didn't want to be a dad and a husband anymore, then she had to work 2 to 3 jobs in the beginning and go to school because there weren't any jobs for a major in the reserves. She did everything that she could. She never missed a band concert, choir concert, sunday school activity, or much else. Even when i was in college and it was my last choir concert as a student, she had fallen and broke her wrist but instead of going to the hospital, she came to the concert. (you better believe after that concert I dragged her butt to the hospital!). that was just my mother. A wonderful woman who I miss so much. i know you understand that one a lot! What a beautiful essay about being a mom. I am sure you fit the bill too!!!!

Heather

Jenny said...

What a sweet post Miss Anne!