Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Tribute to Mothers

Sometimes when you're raising children the days seem longer than the years. You're always thinking and questioning,"Am I doing this right?" To the world outside you feel under valued and minimized. To all you young mother's in the throws of it all, as long as you have love to give you're doing it right. The job you're doing no one else can do. You are special! And to all the older mom's here's some hard data confirming what we already know.

         Here's an excerpt from an article one of my son's recently sent me with some hard data.

 The Magazine: A new look at the famous Harvard study of what makes people thrive.

The warmth of your relationship with Mommy matters long into adulthood.
  • Men who had “warm” childhood relationships with their mothers earned an average of $87,000 more a year than men whose mothers were uncaring.
  • Men who had poor childhood relationships with their mothers were much more likely to develop dementia when old.
  • Late in their professional lives, the men’s boyhood relationships with their mothers—but not with their fathers—were associated with effectiveness at work.
  • On the other hand, warm childhood relations with fathers correlated with lower rates of adult anxiety, greater enjoyment of vacations, and increased “life satisfaction” at age 75—whereas the warmth of childhood relationships with mothers had no significant bearing on life satisfaction at 75.
Vaillant’s key takeaway, in his own words: “The seventy-five years and twenty million dollars expended on the Grant Study points … to a straightforward five-word conclusion: ‘Happiness is love. Full stop.’

for the full article 

Here's a couple of quotes from some of our Presidents that also seem to confirm this article. 

"My mother was the most beautiful women I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
-George Washington

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."
-Abraham Lincoln

                   Have a Great Mother's Day you earned it!


  1. This will be the first Mother's Day without Mom. She was a very special woman. It's important to remember our mothers early when there's plenty of time to let them know how much we appreciate them.

    I just finished taking another computer class from Dawn at WCC. I just started a new blog for my husband's science fiction books using WordPress. It's OK, but I like blogger better. But you never know until you try something else.


  2. Hi Margy,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother. I think your advice is very wise. My Mom is getting older and I'm trying to spend more time with her. Thank you for the reminder.

    I'll check out your other blog.


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