Small Handprint on the Wall
day as I was picking
the toys up off the floor,
I noticed a small hand print
on the wall beside the door.
knew that it was something
that Id seen most every day,
but this time when I saw it there,
I wanted it to stay.
tears welled up inside my eyes,
I knew it wouldnt last,
for every mother knows
her children grow up way too fast.
then I put my chores aside
and held my children tight.
I sang to them sweet lullabies
and rocked into the night.
we take for granted,
all those things that seem so small.
Like one of Gods great treasures....
A small hand print on the wall.
Mothers love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away...
is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking...
It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems...
is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation,
and it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation...
A many-splendored miracle man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence of Gods tender guiding hand.
Extra Three Months
who never have children enjoy the equivalent of an extra three months
a year in leisure time, says Susan Lang, author of Women Without
Children. If that figure seems high, remember that the average mother
spends 3.5 more hours a week doing housework than would a woman
without children, plus 11 hours a week on child-related activities.
This adds up to an additional 754 hours of work every yearthe
equivalent of three months of 12-hour, 5-day work weeks.
of the Times, May, 1992, p. 6
you to all our Moms. God bless!
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