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May 10, 2010

The Rewards Of Motherhood

Teaching you to tie shoe laces
Watching fingers fumble
Until you master tying

Teaching you to appreciate nature
Watching your face display awe
As you accept your place here

Teaching you to wash clothes
Watching your independence
As you make wise decisions

Teaching you to respect others
Watching you practice self discipline
As you compromise with your friends

Teaching you to aim high
Watching you reach your goals
Always pushing yourself for more

Teaching you to find true love
Witnessing your shared vows
As your honeymoon begins

Watching you teach your young ones
As you carry the torch of motherhood
And thank me for the lessons

You are welcome.

56 comments:

Ms. Anthropy said...

That's awesome and I love the image.

Brosreview said...

Your words complement the image well.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Happy Mommy's Day!!

Dave King said...

Great summing-up.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. thank you, and all the moms that make the difference in teh lives of us kids...nicely done techno

Realliveman said...

Happy belated Mother's Day.

But then, everyday should be Mother's Day!

Signed,

Mama's boy

lol

BTW, my word verification for the comment was "boods". HA

Mr. Stupid said...

That was lovely. Beautiful poem. Moms are a big part of our lives.
Thanks for sharing. Toodles!:)

Jeni said...

Sweet! Just so, so very sweet!

DJan said...

Mothers who write poetry are one of my favorite things, too. Lovely, and such a nice picture, TB. As Brian said, "nicely done." Hugs to you on the Day After Mother's Day.

deb said...

lovely,
and what an honour . That is all the gifts and thanks one could ever want really.

Jeanie said...

Beautiful expression of the mother-daughter circle of life.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

such a gorgeous image. superb! I am glad you like Arizona photos. I started a series on macro shots this week that you might enjoy.

Kulio said...

Teaching and watching - a good summary of motherhood! Nice when they realize all that you did because it's their turn. :-)

blueviolet said...

I never really thought about how our mothering carries forward in that way. I love the thoughts here!

Kazzy said...

The job sure changes as the kids get older, but we need them and they need us and it all is a beautiful thing. :)

tony said...

The Most Important Reward. Well said!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

The greatest reward of them all! Hope you had a wonderful day!!

Hugs!!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Happy Mother's Day and thank oyu for sharing those wonderful words

Hilary said...

Beautifully expressed. Hope you had a great one!

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

Happy Mother's Day!

otin said...

Yep, life is one big cycle!

secret agent woman said...

How nice to know you've taught your child what she needs to know to be a good parent.

Bernie said...

Thank you for describing exactly how I feel.....:-) Hugs

Casey Freeland said...

You're a good mama. Beautiful poem as always.
Casey

gayle said...

So very nice!!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

So beautiful. Watching our children become adults and live their lives can tear out hearts with love and pride and fear and wonder. Parenthood is not for sissies.

Robert the Skeptic said...

My wife gets to work with her daughter at her business every day. She gets paid, but the paycheck is just a side benefit... it is wonderful how observe how close mother and daughter are.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Well said Techno.
:-)
jj

Zuzana said...

What a beautiful tribute to motherhood.
Thank you for stopping by.;)
xo

Eternally Distracted said...

Belated Happy Mother's Day to you - I hope it was a fab one :0)

MelRoXx said...

This was awesome, technobabe. The picture was so nice!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. That is so good. You always have the perfect thing to say!

You will definitely have to try sonic again! The drinks alone are TO DIE FOR! Oh my. I wasn't super crazy about the food but the kids loved it :). How can anyone not make a good chicken nugget though? : )

willow said...

Ah, may the circle be unbroken. Lovely.

onlyoublog said...

It's wonderful! What a journey - I am so glad it doesn't end and that the thanks come.

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, this was beautiful. I hope your Mother's day was filled with love and laughter.

God bless and enjoy this beautiful day!!!

Unknown Mami said...

Sometimes life can be so sweet!

Kathy M. said...

How wonderfully touching. The last two lines made me cry. Thank you.

TheUndertaker said...

Is this your poem? It is beautiful and sums up the cycle of parenting very well. good stuff

Cheryl said...

Beautiful and so very sweet and touching.

Maggie said...

That was simply beautiful!

Maha said...

That was very beautiful. Moms are very special, happy mother's day :)

Ronda Laveen said...

Sweetly and honestly written. That image is so stunning and ethereal.

Nes said...

Wonderful. Thanks for that, and happy mother's day! Albeit belated. :)

LadyFi said...

So tender and moving!

Daryl said...

Tried to leave a comment earlier but Blogger was acting out ..

I wanted to (1) Thank you on behalf of Andrew and Ray (as well as their alter egos) ... and for visiting my blog and (2) if you add your email to your comments it would be easier to leave thank yous ... just sayin'

:-)

Sunshine said...

Cool pic.. it gives you peace of mind when you look at the pic.. wording touched my heart as well

Big Dave T said...

I still have trouble keeping my shoes tied and I'm not sure I could wash a batch of clothes to save my sanity. But I still think my mother did a wonderful job.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Beautiful! You are such a terrific poet! This is perfect...heartfelt but never sappy sweet! I love it! And the photo that you've paired with it is beautiful! ~Janine XO

Mama Zen said...

This is gorgeous!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Isn't that what we all want? And you were able to capture it SOOOO beautifully! SO GLAD I FOUND YOU! (((hugs)))

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful message to an adult child. Gorgeous.

Karen said...

Wonderful post. My sentiments exactly. Thanks for visiting my blog. Blessings**

lisleman said...

very nice thoughtful words - I suspect there is much emotion behind them.
Honestly, I don't like the picture. It looks too much like heavenly gates and a little girl shouldn't be going through heaven's gate. Of course it happens but it's so sad. Everyone can see different things in a picture and I hope what you saw was much more joyful.

Julie said...

Oh, so beautiful. You describe the rewards wonderfully. I especially like how you include the present day rewards. Too many people moan about how their children are grown, and they don't see the beauty in today. This poem celebrates a mother's love for a child and how it never ends.

Mrs4444 said...

What satisfaction. I hope I have that one day. Signs are good... :)

Eileen said...

Sweet picture! Sweet sentiments!