A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love
By: Author Unknown

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said: 

For cutting the grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: $.50
Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00

Well, 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'd written on, and this is what 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 all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years: No Charge
For all the nights that were 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
Son, when you add it up, the 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 at his mother and said, "Mom, I sure do love you." And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: 




kcmom2four said...

How sweet. Thanks for sharing!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is very cute!
Happy mother's day to all of you!
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debi9kids said...

:) How sweet!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's day!

ps Please be sure to let me know when you pick the winner for the blog party.
thanks so much for being involved this year!

Terra H. said...

What a beautiful sentiment for Mother's Day! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following yours.

Buffi Neal said...

LOVE the story. I'm going to read it to my kids when they get home from school today.
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Susan said...

I have enjoyed so much my journey through your blog page.
The no charge poem, I heard before, but it seems to become more beautiful each time I hear it.
Thank you so much for letting me visit.

Bethany said...

Following from FF Love the blog cant wait to read more. Hope you can follow me back
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glenda09 said...

Aww that was sooo sweet! Thanks for posting!!

Glenda @ Me and Mine in a Small Town