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The universe has a funny way of making things very clear. Sometimes through experience, sometimes from loss, and sometimes through symbols. It is one of these symbolic manifestations that I would like to share now.

 

The older I get the more I appreciate the nobility of motherhood. Especially now that my mother is gone. When a lady becomes a mother something changes inside her. Her focus shifts from the things that used to preoccupy her mind. A new priority is paramount. She begins to focus on her children and family. She starts to live life for them. There are many ways in which she cares for them. She works to earn money to care for them. She manages their schedules. She cooks, cleans, does laundry, etc. etc. etc. all the while sacrificing for them.

 

My wife is one such mother. She is very frugal so as to maximize our income. She uses many different strategies to accomplish this. The one I wish to expound on here is her penchant for sewing our cloths up when they rip or wear out. She does this so we can get the most use out of the cloths we have so we don't have to buy new ones. In particular (please stick with me on this) our underwear.  The males in the house more specifically. She will patch them when they get holes in them and sew them when they rip.

 

Here is one of the pairs that she has repaired a couple of times.

 

If you notice, she has patched them a few times. What I want you to pay attention to is the material that she used to patch them. The material used is from her own cloths. As I was thinking about this the other day it struck me like a bolt of lightning. Mothers take parts of themselves to care for the ones they love. They give pieces (patches) of themselves to provide for them. I find a nobility in that.

 

Mothers, you work hard to care for your children. Yes, sometimes it is a thankless job. Most of you work a job only to come home to a house that is in disarray, dinner to be made, laundry to do, dishes to wash....you know the drill. Some of you do this without the help of a husband or partner. I believe that this strength comes for deep within. From a heart so big.....that there is enough for the ones you love too.

 

Much Respect

Scotty Cameron