Sunday, May 11, 2008

From Bud's World

Happy Mother’s Day

A Daughter’s Prayer
A mother was teaching her 3 year old daughter the Lord’s Prayer. For several evenings at bedtime she repeated it after her mother. One night she said she was ready to solo. The mother listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word right up to the end
"Lead us not into temptation" she prayed, "but deliver us some E-mail, Amen."

Trivia about Motherhood...
There are 84 million moms in the U.S.
About 4 million women will have babies this year.
Mother's Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday.
Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.
August is the most popular month in which to have a baby.
The odds of a woman delivering twins is 1-in-33. Her odds of having triplets is approximately 1-in-539.
The median age of a woman giving birth for the first time in the U.S. is 24.8.
Daughters keep in closer contact with their mothers than do sons. (Pew Research)
There are more phone calls made on Mother's Day than on any other day of the year. (Pew Research)
Kentucky has the highest percentage of women who are mothers at 67%. The national average is 57%.
While nearly 80 percent of Americans will buy a card for mom this year, 83 percent of the cards will be purchased by daughters. (American Greetings)

Wit or Wisdom?
“The phrase 'working mother’ is redundant.”
~ Jane Sellman
My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. “Shut your mouth and eat your supper!”

When Mom’s gone, she’s not forgotten
Don't think of her as gone away, her journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting, from the sorrows and the tears. In a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing, that we could know, today. Now nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of her as living, in the hearts of those she touched. For nothing loved is ever lost, and she is loved so very much

Mother’s Day Trivia
Perhaps the country's strongest proponent of motherhood, Anna Jarvis ironically never had children of her own. Yet that didn't stop her from making the celebration of Mother's Day her lifelong mission. In fact, as the holiday took on a life of its own, Jarvis expressed frequent dismay over its growing commercialization. “I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit,” she is quoted as saying.

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