Just Trust Mom
A young man was standing at the grocery store checkout line when he noticed an elderly woman in front of him. As she unloaded her grocery cart, she kept looking up and staring at him. After a few awkward moments, he asked, “Why do you keep staring at me?”
The woman said, “I'm sorry, but it's just that you look exactly like my son who recently died."
"I'm so sorry to hear that," the young man replied. "Is there anything I can do for you?"
"Yes," she said. “As I leave, if you would say, 'Goodbye, Mother' it would make me feel so much better because I need closure."
"I’d be glad to do that for you," he answered.
As the old woman was leaving, he called out, "Goodbye, Mother!"
After unloading his cart, the bill came to $147.50.
"How can that be?" he asked the clerk. "I only purchased a few items."
“Oh,” the clerk replied, "your mother said that you would pay for her."
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The Perfect Gift for Mom
Three sons, who were very successful, discussed the gifts they gave their elderly mother on Mother's day.
Single Moms in the U. S.
There are 82.5 million mothers in the United States. Ten million of them are single. (Focus on the Family, May 2006, p.27)
The Joys of Being Mom
MOTHERHOOD The mother of three notorious kids was asked, "If you had it to do all over again would you have children?"
"Sure," she said, "but not the same ones."
MOTHERHOOD An overzealous little boy was pledging his devotion to his mother when he began to brag of what he would do for her when he grew up. "Mom, when I grow up I'm going to buy you an electric can opener, an electric toaster, an electric stove, and an electric chair."
MOTHERHOOD "The joy of motherhood is what a woman experiences when all the children have gone to bed."