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calling all mothers and mothers to be this is for you.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

i didn´t want to wait till next week when it is mothersday over here in germany as i know in differant lands they have mother day on differant days and in some lands they have already had there mothers day.this following was posted in my spark team activah!muslimahs faith fitness and health happiness by sister winnie.i thought it was so good it deserved a larger audience.this is deadicated to all mothers out there.


Now, some of you are moms, some are wanting to become moms, some are aunts and all of you are daughters, so thought I would share this lovely little story that was in my email archives.


A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk 's office, was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.

She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

'What I mean is, ' explained the recorder, 'do you have a job or are you just a .?'

'Of course I have a job,' snapped the woman.

'I'm a Mom.'

'We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation, 'housewife' covers it,' Said the recorder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like, 'Official Interrogator' or 'Town Registrar.'

'What is your occupation?' she probed. What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply popped out.

'I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.'

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written, in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

'Might I ask,' said the clerk with new interest, 'just what you do in your field?'

Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply,

'I have a continuing program of research, (what mother doesn't),
In the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out.)

I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)
and already have four credits (all daughters).

Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?)
and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it).

But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.'

There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3.

Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.

I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than 'just another Mom.'


What a glorious career!
Especially when there's a title on the door.

Does this make grandmothers

'Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations'

And great grandmothers

'Executive Senior Research Associates?'

I think so!!!

I also think it makes Aunts

Associate Research Assistants..'

Please send this to another Mom,

And other friends you know.

May your troubles be less,

Your blessing be more,

And nothing but happiness come through your door!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
UNSTOPPABLE_ 5/6/2011 2:18AM

    That is so cool...I need to remember this since I get a lot of odd looks when I say I'm JUST a mom!

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MUSIC66 5/6/2011 2:09AM

    thanks for sharing mothers day is this sunday here in australia.

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 5/4/2011 9:34PM

    It has been years since I have read this. Thanks for sharing with us.

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POSITIVELY_EB 5/4/2011 10:36AM

    Cool!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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FATHINSN 5/3/2011 7:37AM

    I'm an Aunt to two niece, no children for myself yet and your story touched me deeply. Even though I'm not blessed yet to have children of my own, you make me feel I still can do something for my nieces and other small children, whether they are related or not related to me.

Great blog!

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CHOOSE2LOSE2014 5/2/2011 3:19PM

    Love It

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MOMS100 5/2/2011 12:52PM

    What a great story! I love it!
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UMMWALEED 5/2/2011 10:03AM

Loved it!

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AHMARROSE 5/2/2011 7:57AM

like it
my mother day everyday, everyday i call my mom, she live in Jordan and i live in USA
so mine is all year around

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GERRI4 5/2/2011 2:41AM

    Brilliant and so very true!

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JIBBIE49 5/2/2011 1:09AM


Sorry about your Aunt. emoticon

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GLMOM2 5/1/2011 11:04PM

    Cute & yet so true.

Thanks for sharing!

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FLAME42 5/1/2011 8:46PM

    Always felt being a MOM is the greatest, now we have a title to go with it. Of course, I have been promoted to Senior Research Associate!!!

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SUSIEPH1 5/1/2011 6:17PM

    How absolutely delightful Karen.
Thank you so much for sharing my dear friend ... Have a wonderful Mothers day ... Ours is May 8th ... Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEE797 5/1/2011 3:42PM

    Loved it. What a terrific blog.

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BENDER7 5/1/2011 2:27PM

    Thank you for sharing. This is awesome!

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Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog !

Happy Mother's Day !

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JUDITH1654 5/1/2011 11:32AM

    LOL That is awesome!

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WINTERRAIN 5/1/2011 10:09AM

    What a great post thanks for sharing this!

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MOMOFBOYS 5/1/2011 10:06AM

    I've read this one before and I love it! Thanks for reminding me just how great it is to be "just" a mom! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 5/1/2011 9:52AM

    Love it!

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