Rocking Cradles

Mother's Day BouquetChanging the World

Mothers make the world better for days by planting flowers; they improve it for years by planting trees; and, they change it forever by planting ideals in the minds of those they touch.

In the blink of an eye, they bring the greatest gifts into our world. As those little babies are blinking to focus on the new people in their world, parents are thinking about the wonder of life. Words are, always, inadequate to explain feelings. How does one describe this miracle of new birth?!

One thing is for certain, though, mothers have a special bond with their children. From the moment of birth, through nursing, nurturing, laundering, shuttling and care-giving, the fact is: Mom is first in the hearts of their children. Dads, everywhere, marvel with admiration on a facet of parenting accomplished with such grace by Moms: multi-tasking!

Since my son joined his sister, who was three years of age, in the year of 1988, this story is best told by Steve Wariner, who earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country & Western Vocal Performance-Duet with Glen Campbell for “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” in that same year.

He got here red and wrinkled, scared and cryin’
Then, she took him up and held him to her breast
And he sure was glad to get what mama offered
Then he went to sleep and put his fears to rest

It didn’t seem to matter what he needed
He could always count on mama to supply
And regardless of the sleep she might be losin’
He always found a twinkle in her eye

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creation’s most unique and precious pearls
And Heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

She taught him all the attributes of greatness
That she knew he couldn’t learn away from home
And by the time she wore the cover off her Bible
Her hair was gray and her little man was gone

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creation’s most unique and precious pearls
And Heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

Yes, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

To all the women, who are changing the world, one child at a time:
Happy Mother’s Day!

www.kimfoard.com

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  1. Loris

     /  May 11, 2010

    Kim,

    Thank you for remembering me on Mother’s Day. It is a very special day, and now, a most difficult one. One of my most special remembrances of Jim is on Mother’s Day just a few weeks before he left us. He had spent the previous two weeks on Army detail; and on Mother’s Day, he showed up unexpectedly and helped me with some of the ranch chores. It is such a cherished memory.

    Loris

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