Thursday, March 12, 2009

Our Truest Friend

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."

--Washington Irving

As children we are blessed to have mothers like this and as mothers we are privileged to be our children's truest friends.

The quote reminded me of the following precious personal examples ...

My oldest son once told me that when things are difficult for him -- he simply calls home, I tell him he's wonderful (hopefully with some sage advice thrown in the mix) and he goes back to his business of the day with a different perspective and outlook.

My youngest son once asked me if since he and his brother were born, did I ever do anything without thinking of them first ... then before I could answer he looked me in the eye, smiled, and said "never mind" Knowing he knew the answer before I had to respond assured me my devotion to him/them had been adequately practiced -- and observed.

Knowing this quote may remind other moms visiting my blog of specific moments or situations in their childhood - or as moms themselves - when a mothers' love was the perfect fit and fix for problems large or small, I invite you to share a few of those special moments here.


Amy said...

I love this. It is so true in my life. When something is wrong I run to my mom. She always has my back. I also feel special knowing that I will be this for my daughter.

beachmamaof2/Nicole said...

Awww - the stories about your sons in this entry are sooo sweet! I hope my girls think that well of me when they are grown!

And yes - when in doubt, Mom is always the first call =)