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Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper and handed her a piece of paper that he’d been writing on.  After his mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

  • For cutting the grass:  $5.00
  • For cleaning my room this week:  $1.00
  • For going to the store for you:  50¢
  • For babysitting my kid brother while you went shopping:  25¢
  • For taking out the garbage:  $1.00
  • For getting a good report card:  $5.00
  • For cleaning up the yard and raking the leaves:  $2.00
  • Total owed:  $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind.  She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:

  • For the 9 months I carried you while you grew inside me:  No Charge
  • For all the nights I’ve sat up with you and doctored and prayed for you:  No Charge
  • For all the trying times, and tears you’ve caused through the years:  No Charge
  • For all the nights filled with dread and the worries I know that are coming:  No Charge
  • For the toys, food, clothes, and wiping your nose:  No Charge
  • When you add it up, Son, my cost of love for you is:  No Charge

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes and he looked straight at his mother and said, “Mom, I sure do love you.”

And he took the pen and wrote in big letters:  PAID IN FULL.

Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the special women in your life!