What do you think is the hardest job in the world?
Wanna know why every athlete says “Hi, Mom”?
Its because they know how much “Mom” did for them, meant to them, loved them and sacrificed for them.
Being a mother is the hardest job in the world.
At Mother’s Day time it’s fitting to remember the sacrifices that our mothers made for us.
And you don’t have to be an athlete to participate!
I am posting a video a bit early to give you time to figure out how to honor your mother or even her memory if she is no longer with you.
My Own Favorite “Mom” Story
In my case, to make a long story short(er), my mother was under a lot of stress when I was 7- 12 years old as my father had lost his job and had to take one 400 miles away. We didn’t see him except at Christmas and Easter and all summer.
My mother was a NYC school teacher and we needed her income to allow my older brother to go to college. So Mom and I moved in with her parents. They were very nice and understanding but the stress of the overall situation brought Mom close to a nervous breakdown. I didn’t know this at the time. She had to go to the doctor, every two weeks, as I remember, to get shots that were supposed to help her nerves.
We would ride city buses for about 45 minutes on Saturday mornings to get there and when she was finished she would take me to a wonderful diner “to put some meat on my scrawny bones”. I always ordered and quickly consumed two hamburgers, rare, with onions, and french fries. This kind of food was never served by my grandparents, unfortunately.
That was just the beginning of her Saturday sacrifices for me. When lunch was done, we took more city buses to another commercial area and she would let me choose the Saturday afternoon double feature movies – almost always two shoot-’em-up Westerns with the likes of Hop-a-long Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Lash La Rue and others.
Finally, at about 5 PM she would take me to a sandwich shop where I always ordered a ham sandwich, piled high, with lettuce and butter on white toast. Every time!
I loved these Saturdays but I had no idea what they “cost” her.
This may sound “small” to you but to me, who lived through those times and circumstances, it was “huge’.
I now regret not being more appreciative as a boy and, later, as a grown son for her selfless love expressed on Saturdays and in countless other times and circumstances.
A Great Video about Mothers
Now here’s a great video that illustrates why being a mother is the hardest job the world. The video has another opinion on the job, however.
Let it inspire you to action this weekend and all through the year.
Click the link below.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms who do the hardest job in the world, often with far less respect, admiration and honor than they deserve but never demand.
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I appreciate it.