Growing up we don’t realize the type of sacrifices that our mothers make for us on a daily basis. They are always the one that will forget about their own needs to serve and support their children. They never ask for any type of reimbursement, but they continue to put in a full days work. No one can determine the cost of a mother’s love…because it is priceless.
A MOTHER’S LOVE
By Author Unknown
A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was making dinner, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his mom dried her hands, she read it, and this is what is said:
For cutting the grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $3.00
Baby-sitting my kid brother: $2.00
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:
For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No Charge
For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge
For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years: No Charge
For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No Charge
For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose: No Charge
Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge
When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, “Mom, I sure do love you.” And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL.”
We should always strive to never take our mother’s for granted. Once a year we honor them on Mother’s Day, but may we remember that their sacrifices extend to always. They deserve the honor seven days a week.
Happy Mother’s Day mom and to all the mother’s out there that make the world a much better place!