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How do you change your world? One word at a time, one heart at a time

The Invisible Mom

I can’t take any credit for this, but it really spoke deeply to me. I haven’t done all of them, but I’ve definitely done some…

“When you were born, your mother spent hours giving birth to you; you thanked her by crying every night in the middle of her sleep

When you were 4, your mother bought you ice-cream; you thanked her by dropping it all over the floor

When you were 6, your mother drove you to school; you thanked her by closing the car door and not even looking back

When you were 10, your mother paid for music lessons; you thanked her for not even bothering to practice

When you were 12, your mother paid for summer camp; you thanked her by not even writing one single letter

When you were 13, your mother took you and your bffs to the movies; you thanked her by asking her to sit on a different row

When you were 15 your mother was waiting for an important phone call; you thanked her by being on the phone all day

When you were 17, your mother cried on your graduation day; you thanked her by partying out with your friends all night, and not even phoning to tell her you were OK

When you were 18, your mother carried all your bags and stuff to your college campus; you thanked her by telling her to go away because you were embarrassed in front of your friends

When you were 20, you got married and your mother cried tears of happiness on your wedding; you thanked her by moving half-way across the country and not bothering to keep in touch

When you were 30, your mother was old and asked you to take care of her; you thanked her by telling her that she’s annoying and that old people should stop being such a pressure on their children

Then suddenly, one day, your mother quietly died; and everything you didn’t do came rushing back and hit you like a crash of thunder on your heart

Cherish and respect your mother while you have the chance – you will come to cry when she is gone”


Hope you enjoyed this. I sure did. Definitely a heart check.

Kari, the mother lover writer
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