Friday, April 20, 2007

Mum's Love

I came across this while surfing through SPo. (Courtesy of AnoopK)
My little boy came into the kitchen this evening while I was fixing supper and he handed me a piece of paper he'd been writing on. So, after wiping my hands on my apron. I read it, and this is what it said:
"For mowing the grass, £5
For making my own bed this week, £1
For going to the shop, £10
For playing with baby brother while you went shopping, £10
For taking out the rubbish, £1
For getting a good school report, £5
For raking the garden, £4"
I looked at him standing there expectantly, and a thousand memories flashed through my mind. So, I picked up the paper, and turning it over, this is what I wrote:
"For the nine months I carried you, growing inside me: No Charge.
For the nights I sat up with you, doctored you, & prayed for you: No Charge.
For the time and the tears, and the cost through the years: No Charge.
For the nights filled with dread, and the worries ahead: No Charge.
For advice and knowledge, and the cost of your college: No Charge.
For the toys, food and clothes, and for wiping your nose: No Charge.
Son. When you add it all up, the full cost of my love: No Charge."
Well, when he finished reading, he had great big tears in his eyes. He looked up at me and said, "Mum, I sure do love you."
Then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: "PAID IN FULL"


J4ZZY_V said...

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B said...

yeah, this is a really nice blog you have :)

H said...

Thank you for the encouragement. It is all inspiration from your blogs that made me start updating agai. Hope all else is good...enjoy.