Discussion in 'Jokes' started by manjula, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. manjula

    manjula New IL'ite

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    Dear friends,
    a friend of mine sent me this mail and i'm sharing this with u..

    "After 21 years of marriage, My wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you. The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally. That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie. What's wrong, are you well?," she asked. My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news. I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you," I responded. "Just the two of us". She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that very much." That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to
    celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's. I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they
    were impressed," she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear about our meeting".
    We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. "It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small," she said.
    'Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor," I responded.

    During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation -nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other's life. We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you." I agreed. How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home. "Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered.
    A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her. Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined. An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there;but nevertheless, I paid for two plates - one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you,son." At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: "I LOVE YOU" and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than God and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till "some other time."

    Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby ... somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, "normal" is history.

    Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct .... somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

    Somebody said being a mother is boring ... somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

    Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out good" ... somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

    Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices ... somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

    Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother ... somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.

    Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first ... somebody doesn't have five children.

    Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books .. somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.

    Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery .. somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten ... or on a plane headed for military "boot camp."

    Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back ... somebody never organized seven giggling Brownies to sell cookies.

    Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married ...somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

    Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home ... somebody never had grandchildren.

    Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her ... somebody isn't a mother.

    Pass this along to all the "mothers" in your life. I Just did..



  2. Shakthi

    Shakthi Senior IL'ite

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    I know a somewhat similar story about a Mom

    Hi Manjula,

    I know a somewhat similar story about a Mom, I remember reading it in a tamil website. It's about a Mom who craved to see her son atleast once before she died. Her son was working in some foreign country and lived with his family (wife and kids), while the mother lived in their native village.

    She always anxiously waited for her son to come see her, but everytime she recieved only money order and a letter from her son that carried some reason for not being able to come and see her. Finally, one day the son makes up his mind to go see his mother in his native village and spend atleast a month with her.

    The next day he receives a phone call from his village that carried the news that his mother is no more. The villager who called him said "it took 3 days for us to get your phone number. Your mother died 3 days back and since not once you turned up to see your mother when she was alive, we villagers thought it is no point waiting for you and did the last ceremony for your mother".

    Those words left the son totally shocked that he was not even able to cry aloud for his mother. The author of the story had written about the son, that he would never be able to make up for this how much ever time he gets in his life!

    This story was titled "Karuvarai kadan" - which means the "debt of being in the mother's womb".

    Oh my God, this was a very touching story that made me get so emotional. Some of the things which we miss or loose due to want of time, we can never make up for it later. Especially the time with our family (parents, spouse and kids) and friends are really precious.

    Hope you all agree with me. Let's work towards it in our real life.
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