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Good Words for a Friday in the Rain (6)

In my readings of this week I came across these few simple words that touched me.

When I say "touched" I mean they stopped me for a moment and made me think. When this happens I knew these are the words that I should share here.

So... Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers here in the Rain... and to your Mothers who taught you to be.

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Comment balloon 23 commentsCraig Schiller • May 11 2007 06:42AM


I second that notion.  It has been a heck of a week to be a mother in my house.  Graduation, shenanigans, accidents, funerals.  I have three kids graduating from high school and just when you think they don't need you they all call.  Unfortunately, they save all the crappy stuff for me, but the at least save something.  My kids had to attend a funeral of a fellow classmate this week.  They didn't call each other, they all individually called me and asked me to go with them.  That one was tough, but I did it.  I better get a good nursing home at the other end of this ride.
Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) over 13 years ago

Why thank you, Craig.........

DING...featured post....for a week or so for Mommies Day!!

(Thanks, man!!)


Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) over 13 years ago

I also like the Jewish Proverb, "If you must beat your children, do it with a string."  My kids like that one, too!

Chris, that's rough.  Wishing you the very happiest of Mother's Days.

Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 13 years ago
I like that one Sarah.  I was always a reasoner.  My kids would have a heart attack if I raised a hand!
Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) over 13 years ago

Hi Craig - Thanks.  Happy mothers day to all my fellow AR moms.

Hmm, beating children with a string???? I never heard that one befor! (lol).

Posted by Maureen Graziano (Third Eye Home Staging) over 13 years ago
Not a mom, but would be lost without mine!  Happy Mother's Day!
Posted by Lisa Dunn, (Edina Realty) over 13 years ago
I'm not enjoying all the crying I'm doing on the Rain this morning.  Thanks for the good wishes Craig.  Your post got me reflecting but Chris comment got me crying.  When I was in high school a fellow classmate was pushed down some stairs at an end of year party and died a few days before graduation.  I hadn't thought about that in a long time.  Mother's Day can't be the same with a child who crosses the final border before you do. 
Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) over 13 years ago


Boy, Craig...I think my kids would totally agree with this quote...However, I suspect that depending on the situation they'd alternate between judging this as fortuitous or unfortunate! :)

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 13 years ago

Craig, thank you for the wishes!  Maggie, I can tell you as a parent who has lost a child never is.

Posted by Marci Toliver, Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging (438-4642) over 13 years ago
I love this one!  Thanks for sharing:)
Posted by Ana Connell, Burbank Real Estate Agent (G & C Properties) over 13 years ago
wonderful! Thanks and HAPPY Mother's Day to all readers.
Posted by Gwendolyn Wrigh, Victory Virtual Solutions (Victory Virtual Solutions) over 13 years ago

Thank You ...

Loved it.

P.S. Watch out for "legalism" in The Rain :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 13 years ago

Thank you Craig, for those wonderful wishes!

This Mothers Day is very special to me because my daughter is going to be a Mom in August!!! And a wonderful Mom at that! It's a BOY!!! "Bosten Joshua Grant"

Happy Mothers Day to all of you Active Rain Mom's! 


Posted by Penny Schoenbeck, AZ Home Styling (AZ Home Styling & Redesign) over 13 years ago
This is a thoughtful post. Happy Mother's day to all.
Posted by a b (c) over 13 years ago

Last year my kids made me breakfast in bed (with hubbies help) when I put the knife to the pancakes they ran - I mean ran - there was batter all over the plate. Those pancakes were black as pitch on the outside and pure batter inside. They were all looking at me with those huge expectant eyes waiting for me to take a bite.  OH man, it was gross.  The things you do for those little buggers. 

Have a great weekend.  

Posted by Maureen Maureen over 13 years ago
Craig - Thank you for such a beautiful post! To all the Mom's on Active Rain, Blessings!
Posted by Paula Henry, Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174 (Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group) over 13 years ago
That's so sweet Craig...Thank you!
Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 13 years ago

Great blog Craig, I think sometimes we take our Mom's for granted Every morning when I wake up I call to say HEY...I remember when my mother in law passed away my sister in law would say how she would forget that she was gone and would pick up the phone to talk to her.

Let us all appreciate our loved ones while we have the time to do so

Phyllis Pafumi

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) over 13 years ago
Love that one - thank you for sharing.
Posted by Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, (Home Star Staging) over 13 years ago


Can you please edit and add this as #6 of your series. I would like folks to see they are reading them in order :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 13 years ago
Thanks Craig!
Posted by David L. Britt, MBA (Platinum Realty, LLC) over 13 years ago

Craig, Just getting around to seeing this. I will write this down and send it in the mail to my mother and grandmother - it is simple and precise. Thank you.

As for me being a mother- there are no words to translate the feeling no other children on this earth I would rather have than the two I was blessed with. God has a way of matching people up doesnt he ??!

Chris, my heart goes out to the family that has to bury a child. May we all beable to watch our children grow and age into the golden years with us..and yes, I too home my two feel I have earned a nice bed in a nice joint for my efforts in making thier lives full. Maybe we can all meet up late in life in some comfy nursing home and laugh at all the time we spent blogging ! By then they will probably have chips implanted under the skin with a good wi-fi conection and a head piece will have a tiny screen for the computer. Watch sized keypads on our wrists....

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 13 years ago


Is that an echo I hear in here? :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) about 11 years ago