Mothers Love

Mothers Love

A young boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was busy preparing dinner, and he handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his mother dried her hands on her apron, she read the note:

For cleaning the garden today: £5.00

For tidying up my room this week: £1.00

For helping you clean the garage: £5.00

Looking after my little brother while you were cooking lunch & dinner: £2.00

For getting a good report: £5.00

Total owed: £18.00

His mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he had written on, and she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No Charge.

For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge.

For changing your nappies and nursing you: No Charge

For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years: No Charge.

For all the nights filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No Charge.

For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose: No Charge.

For reading you stories at night: No Charge.

For taking you to watch your favourite games, concerts, swimming, football, cricket, and everywhere else: No Charge

When you add it up, the total cost of my love is: No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight up at his mother and said, “Mum, I really love you.”

And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote:

“PAID IN FULL.”

(This is a traditional tale that I have adapted)

Comments
2 Responses to “Mothers Love”
  1. marioskyard says:

    It’s such a nice story :’)

  2. Mary Margaret says:

    A Mother´s Love is a Blessing,
    No matter where you go,
    Love her while she is living,
    You will miss her when she is gone.

    some words from an old Irish song

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