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Marvelous Musings From Mom

Can we even fathom what the world would be like if moms were suddenly removed?  I know your first response is that the world would have no creature to bear young, so the population would soon be extinct.  That is certainly true.

However, I was thinking more along the lines of the roles that moms fulfill in every sector of life and how much responsibility that is on their shoulders every day.  Their love for their husband, children, their own parents, their household, the many volunteer roles that they fill, the spiritual impact, and truly, life would stop because all “Uber” service provided by moms for family would be no more!

Along with their highly involved activities that they do daily for others, moms are a tremendous source of great wisdom.  I am not the only one that would often listen to the many admonitions of my mother and think, “Does she think I am totally blank mentally?”  She did, and I gave her plenty of evidence to verify that premise!

But consider the times as an adult you remember what your mom said every time you entered your house, each time it was time to eat a meal, time for bath and bed, leaving for your job when “going to work” was new since you were so young, last thing she said when you left for school, and the list of things she gave you when you left for college.  I still think of some of those wise pearls of wisdom and smile even now.

And, once we leave home as adults, mom has life principles that she gives freely to her young as they spread their wings to fly away.  Perhaps your mom said some things like this article I found….

To my kids who have left home and are on their own, I pass on a list of life lessons:

  1. Don’t sweat your every mistake. They make up for the things you got away with that nobody knows about.
  2. When someone tells you that what he’s about to say is “for your own good,” expect the worst.
  3. The value of a dog is its constant reminder of how much fun it is to be idiotic.
  4. If you are lavishly praised, enjoy the taste but don’t swallow it whole.
  5. When a politician says, “Let me make something perfectly clear,” remember that he usually won’t.
  6. Your children may leave home, but their stuff will be in your attic and basement forever.
  7. If someone says, “I know what I mean, but I just can’t put it into words,” he doesn’t know what he means.
  8. Two people cannot operate a TV remote control in the same room at the same time.
  9. Don’t waste time trying to be your own best friend. You can’t pat yourself on the back, and it’s unsatisfying to cry on your own shoulder. Find a real friend instead.
  10. Remember your momma loves you! (Charlotte Johnstone, Family Circle).