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She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is in her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her;
"Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
~Proverbs 31: 25-29~

Thank You Mama
Mothers Day is the second Sunday in May and I
know the relationship of having a mother
& also being a mother.
No matter what the title, Mother, Mommy, Mama,
Ma or just plain Mom,
they all refer to someonepretty special to you.
It's nice to have a *special* day to say:
*Mom's Are Awesome.*

A mom is a person that probably knows more about
you than anyone else. She is just full of all kinds of
advice. My Mama was so good at giving advice in her
cute little way. I remember so many of her sayings
and when I look back on them now, I have to smile
as I have so many great memories of my precious
Mama. I feel sure she was trying to build character
in the eight characters she was trying to raise.

She'd say:
Be careful or your face will freeze like that.
How do you know you don't like it
 when you haven't even tasted it?
It will make hair grow on your chest.
Keep your feet off the furniture
and your elbows off  the table.
Were you born yesterday?
Were you born in a barn?
 Close the door.
No jumping on the beds.
Just wait till your Dad gets home,
you're gonna get it.
Money doesn't grow on tree's.
If your friends jumped off the bridge,
would you jump off too?
If you slam that door one more time,
you will be sorry.
How many times do I have to tell you?
If you don't stop that you'll wish you had.
Why can't you be more like your brother/sister?
Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?
Eat it,
think of all the little orphans that are starving.
If you know what's good for you,
 you will answer me.
You gotta be kiddin'
You'll be the death of me yet.
You just never learn.
Your eyes are bigger than your stomach.
If I've told you once,
I've told you a hundred times not to do that.
*I Heard That*
These are just a few of Mom's sayings that she
repeated over and over for many years. I'll bet there
are literally hundreds of sayings that mother's have
used to try to build character in their children.
All mother's give advice and I am sure we are better
adults because of it.
Think of all the things you have to be grateful for
*Because Of Your Mama*
The nine months she carried you.
The pain she bore giving birth to you.
Getting up night after night when you were sick.
All the love and comfort she gave.
For the spirituality she instilled, if she did.
For all the messes she cleaned up and never
complained because she loved you.
For washing, ironing, mending, cleaning the home
and cooking for hours on end.
For making sure you got an education.
For spending quality time with you.
For giving *Unconditional Love*, when she
didn't have much else to offer.
For her love of family, only second to God.
This list is so small in comparison to what a mother
actually gives in raising her family.
Our Mama had eight children in nine years & three
months. She went without for most of her young life
so we could have some of the things we needed.
Thank you my precious Mama for the many tears you
wiped away and the many scrapes you bandaged.
Thank you for being there, day after day while you
went without many of the necessities you needed.
Thank you for helping to mold my life without me
even realizing it was happening. And for the greatest
lesson of all, that you can love someone, without
expecting anything in return.
*I Love & Miss You So Much, Mama*
~Happy Mothers Day~
This page is dedicated to my beautiful Mama
who lives in heaven with Jesus...
Viola Mae Hanaman Bogardus
January 1921-August 1991
Author: Delilah M. (Dede) Haas
Copyright: 4-24-03



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