"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
Master Chef
SizzlininIN's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Indiana
Posts: 5,023
A Tribute To Mothers

I received this today and thought it was so beautiful I just had to share it with you...............

>For those lucky to still be blessed with your Mom, this is beautiful.
>For those of us who aren't, this is even more beautiful.
>For those who are moms, you'll love this.
>The young mother set her foot on the path of life. "Is this the long way?"
>she asked. And the guide said: "Yes, and the way is hard. And you will
>be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the
>But the young mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything
>could be better than these years. So she played with her children, and
>gathered flowers for them along the way, and bathed them in the clear
>streams; and the sun shone on them, and the young Mother cried,
>"Nothing will ever be lovelier than this."
>Then the night came, and the storm, and the path was dark, and the children
>shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them
>with her mantle, and the children said, "Mother, we are not afraid, for you
>are near, and no harm can come."
>And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed
>and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the
>children,"A little patience and we are there."So the children climbed, and
>when they reached the top they said, "Mother, we would not have done it
>without you."
>And the mother, when she lay down at night looked up at the stars and said,
>"This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned fortitude
>in the face of hardness. Yesterday I gave them courage. Today, I've given
>them strength!"
>And the next day came strange clouds which darkened the earth, clouds of
>war and hate and evil, and the children groped and stumbled, and the mother
>said: "Look up. Lift your eyes to the light." And the children looked and
>saw above the clouds an everlasting glory, and it guided them beyond the
>darkness. And that night the Mother said, "This is the best day of all, for
>I have shown my children God."
>And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years, and the
>mother grew old and she was little and bent. But her children were tall and
>strong, and walked with courage. And when the way was rough, they lifted
>her, for she was as light as a feather; and at last they came to a hill,
>and beyond they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And
>mother said, "I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end
>is better than the beginning, for my children can walk alone, and their
>children after them."
>And the children said, "You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you
>have gone through the gates." And they stood and watched her as she went on
>alone, and the gates closed after her. And they said: "We cannot see her
>but she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She is
>a living presence......."
>Your Mother is always with you.... She's the whisper of the leaves as you
>walk down the street; she's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered
>socks; she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well. Your Mother
>lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop.
>She's the place you came from, your first home; and she's the map you
>follow with every step you take. She's your first love and your first
>heartbreak, and nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space...
>not even death!
>Pass it on to the men too because they have mothers too....


Se non supporta il calore, vattene dalla cucina!
SizzlininIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2006, 12:06 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
pdswife's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mazatlan
Posts: 20,334
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
This is my grandmother..... goodness, I miss her.

Love the life you live!
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
Sous Chef
Reanie525i's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 765
This is beautifull - Thanks for sharing it...Especially now
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye - but only a few things will catch your heart. Pursue those!"
Reanie525i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2006, 01:04 PM   #4
Master Chef
SizzlininIN's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Indiana
Posts: 5,023
Your very welcome! My cousin sent it to me.........perfect timing as with the holidays I miss my mom even more.
Se non supporta il calore, vattene dalla cucina!
SizzlininIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2006, 02:43 PM   #5
Head Chef
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,038
The following is beautiful and since my mom and dad are not with me I got a wonderful feeling of beauty and thoughts.

Thank you so much for sharing this.

Jill and Jolie
shpj4 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.