Why I Love My Mom by Anonymous

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Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said,

“I’m tired, and it’s getting late.  I think I’ll go to bed.”

She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches

for the next day’s lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn

bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the

following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the

sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and

started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.

She then put some wet clothes in the dryer,

put a load of clothes into the wash, ironed a shirt and

secured a loose button.

She picked up the game pieces left on the

table and put the telephone book back into the drawer.

She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.

She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom.

She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to

the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip,

and pulled a textbook out from hiding under the chair.

She signed a birthday card for a friend,

addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note

for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.

Mom then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her

Night Solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and

flossed her teeth and filed her nails.

Dad called out, “I thought you were going to bed.”

I’m on my way,” she said.

She put some water into the dog’s dish and

put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were

locked. She looked in on each of the kids and turned

out their bedside lamp, hung up a shirt, threw some

dirty socks in the hamper, and had a brief conversation

with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she set the alarm; laid

out clothing for the next day.

She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list.

She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

About that time, Dad turned off the TV and

announced to no one in particular. “I’m going to bed.”

And he did…

…without another thought.

Some thoughts from Chana Jenny Weisberg…

This Email probably sounds a little too familiar to every Jewish mom, and makes you want to scream “Lemme outta Here! This isn’t what I bargained for!”

But the truth is that your never-ending JewishMOM To-Do list is your ticket to achieving every Jew’s mission in life– to be transformed from a taker into a giver.

We all start out as takers because that is what our bodies love to do– take and take and take some more. More Twinkies, more pairs of shoes, more crossword puzzles, more shades of eyeshadow.

But what does your soul want? Your soul wants to give…To give and give and give some more.

Your body kicks and screams…it just wants to pick up its feet and lean over for the remote.

But your soul knows…Your soul knows that every day spent caring for your family, even when it’s hard, and even when you’re tired, and even when you would rather be doing just about anything else, is transforming you into your ultimate self.

Because your soul understands that the more you give, the greater you can become.

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2 comments

  1. I have tears of laughter and sadness – this is exactly what happens in my house. My husband comes to me smiling to say good night, and I almost feel as if he’s saying to me – see, I’M going to bed, and you’re not.
    I always feel that if I would have been just a little more organized, I wouldn’t be left with so many things to do at the end of the day. (This may still be true). Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  2. Wonderful! I am so excited to have found your blog! As a Jewish mom, I have been looking for something like this. Please keep up this meaningful, thoughtful blog.

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