I got this from the bulletin board in Aki’s school:
A Mother’s Prayer by Angela Thole
When they scribble on the walls, please help me to see a rainbow!
And when I’ve said something a hundred times, please give me the patience to say it a hundred times more!
And on those particularly annoying days when I tell them to act their age, please help me remember that they are!
And while we’re on the subject of age, Lord, when I gein to lose my temper, please help me to remember to act mine!
And through it all, Lord — the fingerprints and runny noses, messy rooms and unrolled toilet paper, destroyed videotapes and broken knick-knacks — please help me to remember this:
Someday, these will be the days I will long to have back again.
Happy Mothers’ Day!