In Praise Of Mothers

You don't see many mothers dress like Wonder Woman these days, but I think any mother who lovingly raises a child from infantcy to adulthood deserves to be called a Super Hero.

This is Dr. James Dobson with Focus on the Family.

I recall a time many years ago when my wife broke her leg skiing, requiring me to play Mr. Mom for about two weeks. It was a lot tougher than advertised.

My first morning on the job, our headstrong three year old boy began teaching me the rules of the game called "motherhood."

At six a.m. I was jarred from a deep, dreamy sleep by his loud cry, and he continued shrieking as I staggered down the hall. When I pushed open his bedroom door, the crying immediately stopped, and a cheery little voice said, "Is breakfast ready?"

He followed me into the kitchen, where I rummaged through the cupboards with blurry eyes, all the while being barraged with questions. "Why isn't the milk poured? Don't you even know where the eggs are?" And, "Are you sure you've ever done this before?" I ignored his questions until finally I tuned into hear him sigh and say, "I'm getting so tired of you."

And why do I share these memories with you? Because if you're a mother raising your kids with love and devotion, you deserve a lot of credit and praise. You may not get applause from your kids, but you deserve a standing ovation from the rest of us. Commitment, dedication, perseverance; these are the hallmarks of a hero; an unsung hero. Happy Mothers Day, Mom!

This is Dr. James Dobson for Focus on the Family.

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