Tag Archives: Mother

Object Lesson

How many lives would have been saved at Sandy Hook if the principal and teachers had been armed as this Georgia mother was?

5 Yr Old’s First Job. Heart-warming!

Here’s a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 5-year-old girl and some construction workers which will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot. One day, a Construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot.

The young family’s 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.

Eventually, the construction crew, all of them “gems-in-the-rough” more or less, adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks and gave her little jobs to do here and there, to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a “pay” envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars “pay” she’d received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age. The little girl proudly replied, “I worked last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door to us.”

“Oh my goodness gracious,” said the teller, “and will you be working on the house again this week, too?”

The little girl replied, “I will, if those schmuck’s at Lowe’s ever deliver the frigging sheet rock…”

Kind of brings a tear to the eye – doesn’t it?

~Steve~                                         H/T     Grouchy

Precious Family Photo

I don’t know who these folks are or where they live.  I got it in a photo montage from a neighbor, and wanted to share it.  Talk about a lovely family, the picture of peace!  ~LTG

They’re the McGhee sextuplets, with loving parents — he works (has a carpet-cleaning service); she’s a stay-at-home mom.

From The Daily Mail, Feb. 22, 2011:

Oprah Winfrey today gave the McGhee family and their miracle sextuplets $250,000 credit at Walmart as well as a honeymoon in Las Vegas – despite the fact the couple got married 11 years ago.

Rozonno and Mia McGhee and their sextuplets – Olivia, Madison, Rozonno Jr, Josiah, Elijah and Isaac – appeared on the show today after they became an internet sensation when Mia posted a family photo on her Facebook page.

On the show, the couple told the chat-show queen how difficult and expensive it is raising the six babies and revealed they go through 50 diapers and 30 bottles a day.

The couple, who are both from impoverished backgrounds, started dating when they were in high school and married when they were 18 and 19 years old. They were determined to create the kind of family they never had. Mia – whose mother was on welfare and two brothers were involved in criminal activity – said: ‘Since I didn’t have a father, I’ve always wanted my children to have a father. I wanted, of course, to graduate from high school, go to college, get married.’

But the couple tried to have a baby for three years before finally turning to fertility treatment.

They then received the news they were expecting twins but just after they were born they died.

Rozonno – whose own mother was addicted to crack – said he wondered why God had done such a thing to them.

Soon after, however, the couple learned they were expecting again – this time with sextuplets.

And despite the sleep deprivation and constant diaper changing, Mia and Rozonno say they’re thankful for their miracle babies.

Mia said: ‘It can become overwhelming, but it’s a joy. It’s a joy being a mom now.’

While Rozonno runs his carpet-cleaning service, Mia stays at home with the sextuplets,  though they said they do get some help during the week.

Read the rest of the article, here.

~Eowyn

WWII Miracle in the South Pacific

H/T Kelleigh

~LTG

Phenomenal Motherhood – H/T GrouchyFogie!

When a group of dog rescuers arrived at the market to show the dogs available for adoption, somebody had left 12 puppies on the street – 8 of them were approximately 5 weeks old.

In shock, the rescuers didn’t know what to do. The group had recently canceled several adoption days at the market because of bad weather, so they were over their capacity with puppies still needing to be adopted out. Also, the abandoned puppies were so small that they needed to be fed every two hours, including at night.

That’s when a spayed stray dog approached, lay down beside the shoe box where the puppies were sleeping, and began caring for them. Continue reading

Change for a Dollar

Watch Full Screen - This mini-masterpiece will bless you!

H/T to my dear neighbor, Charlotte!

~LTG

The Face at the Window

BTW, my mother is “Maxine’s Little Sister.”  We’ve set up a blog for her and she’s going through scrapbooks for material to upload.  It will keep me busy while my leg heals.  LOL

LTG

Kids say the darndest things

 

A mother is driving her little girl to her friend’s house for a play date.

Mommy ,’ the little girl asks, ‘how old are you?’

‘Honey, you are not supposed to ask a lady her age,’ the mother replied..

‘It’s not polite.’

‘OK’, the little girl says,

‘How much do you weigh?’

‘Now really,’ the mother says,

‘those are personal questions and are really none of your business.’

Undaunted, the little girl asks, ‘Why did you and Daddy get a divorce?’

‘That’s enough questions, young lady! Honestly!’

The exasperated mother walks away as the two friends begin to play.

‘ My Mom won’t tell me anything about her,’ the little girl says to her friend.

‘Well,’ says the friend,

‘all you need to do is look at her driver’s license.

It’s like a report card, it has everything on it.’

Later that night the little girl says to her mother,

‘I know how old you are. You are 32.’

The mother is surprised and asks,

‘How did you find that out?

‘I also know that you weigh 130 pounds.’

The mother is past surprised and shocked now.

‘How in Heaven‘s name did you find that out?’

‘And,’ the little girl says triumphantly,
‘I know why you and daddy got a divorce.’

‘Oh really?’ the mother asks. ‘Why?’

‘Because you got an F in sex.

~Steve~      H/T   Eowyn’s Friend     Sol

 

I want to marry a girl like dear old Dad.

Fred is 32 years old and he is still single.

One day a friend asked, “Why aren’t you married? Can’t you find a woman who will be a good wife?”

Fred replied, “Actually, I’ve found many women that I have wanted to marry, but when I bring them home to meet my parents, my mother doesn’t like them.”

His friend thinks for a moment and says, “I’ve got the perfect solution, just find a girl who’s just like your mother.”

A few months later they meet again and his friend says, “Did you find the perfect girl? Did your mother like her?”

With a frown on his face, Fred answers, “Yes, I found the perfect girl. She was just like my mother. You were right, my mother liked her very much.”

The friend said, “Then what’s the problem?”

Fred replied, “My father doesn’t like her.”

~Steve~

OK, Call Me Twisted, But I Think This Is So Funny

This is so tasteful, it cries out to be shared!

Mother of all Jihadist stories…..

Two Middle East mothers are sitting in a cafe chatting over a plate of tabouli and a pint of goat’s milk.
The older of the two pulls a small folder out of her handbag and starts flipping through photos. They start reminiscing.
”This is my oldest son, Mujibar. He would have been 24 years old now.”
”Yes, I remember him as a baby..” says the other mother cheerfully.
“He’s a martyr now though.” the mother confides.
“Oh, so sad dear…” says the other.
”And this is my second son, Khalid. He would have been 21.”
”Oh, I remember him,” says the other happily, ”he had such curly hair when he was born.”
”He’s a martyr too…” says the mother quietly.
”Oh, gracious me…” says the other.
”And this is my third son. My baby. My beautiful Ahmed. He would have been 18”, she whispers.
“Yes,” says the friend enthusiastically, ”I remember when he first started school…”
”He’s a martyr also,” says the mother, with tears in her eyes.
After a pause and a deep sigh, the second Muslim mother looks wistfully at the photographs and, searching for the right words, says . . ..

 

 

A little lower

 

 

 

Your Almost There.

“They blow up so fast, don’t they?”

~Steve~           H/T May. I think this is best ever.  :D