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I am so blessed!

I was feeling unwell the other day and my little 6 year old girl made this for me:





That’s what makes my life worthwhile!
I just had to share.



JUST A MUM?

A woman, renewing her driver's licence,
was asked by the woman at Registry to state her occupation.

She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

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

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

'I'm a Mum.'

'We don't list 'Mum' 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.
The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised,
efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like,
'Official Interrogator' or 'City 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 Mum.'

Motherhood!

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.'

May your troubles be less,

Your blessing be more,

And nothing but happiness come through your door!

Be kinder than necessary. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life

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9 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

That is truly adorable - that will put a smile on your face - good artist she is too - very detailed an very neat. Hope you are feeling better!

Aleta said...

Aww, that is sweet. Those are the things that you treasure and save, to one day look back on and feel the love again. Hope you feel better soon.

Tomas Karkalas said...

Wow- thank you for the sharing. Your 6 year old girl reminded to me the meaning of beauty. My weary eyes started to shine too. Thank you.
Your daughter's picture just captivates : I enjoy not at her sheet of paper, but love that made her abode here...Wow!!!

Jacqueline said...

LOVE...this is the best medicine in the world. :-)

Bridget said...

That is so sweet, you have a beautiful family!

Judi "Jlo" Moran (2006) said...

Aren't kids wonderful?! I am compiling a scrapbook of all the little handmade notes like this my own children gave me over the years - they are now 32 and 33.
What wonderful memories they prompt!
Thanks for sharing.
Jlo
PS. I never could figure out how to transport your award to my site. I hope you didn't think that I was not appreciative because I was.

Social said...

sweet life!

haritha said...

well sory for nt commentin for long
well i do know tht u r feelin better now
wid such a beautiful drawing of ur daughter.....say hi from am side

n yes keep smiling :)

S said...

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Also, you've here plenty of things to share.
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