Published: Sunday, May 8 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT
I would like to pay tribute to my own beloved mother. Her dearest wish was that
I would be self-sufficient when she was no longer around and I think it took her
passing to make her dream come to fruition. For nearly 28 years I worked as a
professional medical typist at one of this city's major hospitals. My mother was
a well-loved registered nurse. One day while at work I was not feeling my best,
so I worked very slowly. At the end of a difficult piece of work, I could feel
her gentle hand on my shoulder and hear her gentle voice saying I was doing
wonderful work. She had been gone about three years at this time. When people
say "if she only knew", I reply that she does indeed know. She is
watching from above.
Even though you feel that void of "motherhood" in your life Sheri,
rest assured you are a Godsend to so many of us! I loved these thoughts and
greatly appreciate all your efforts in helping us recognize the power we have to
righteously influence society. You are the best of the best!
Happy Mothers Day!!!!! I disagree with Keith on his comment about
leaving Mom out of films with strong mother characters: Forrest Gump, Steel
Magnolias, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mother, E.T., Poltergeist, Mrs Doubtfire,
Mask, Stepmom, Soul Surfer (in theaters now), Terms Of Endearment, Spanglish
(very strong example of a great Latina mom), and the list goes on.....I'm sure
people can add to the list. It's no secret that Keith hates Hollywood but c'mon
before making broad statements like that stop and think for a second.
Yeah, not a big fan of anything Keith Merrill has done--nor how he interacts
with people on a film set. Not a particularly easy or kind person to work with,
so I'm curious what value his opinion has on "Hollywood"--especially
"Mothers"--Robert Jolley is absolutely correct.
I agree with Tulip. What a great article, Sis. Dew! I enjoyed reading it. It's
true that Satan has many myths for us women and our roles. Even without a
television in our home he still manages to try to insert his myths into my mind.
Thank you again for this wonderful article on motherhood.
This is a wonderful article, and I can understand the latter paragraphs better
after becoming acquainted with Sister Dew, the mom, in recent months. What a
powerful mom and daughter they are, and fun too!
Thanks for telling us that mothers have more influence than they realize.
Motherhood is a challenging career simple because the results are a long time
coming and few acknowledge it as a legitimate occupation. You used excellent
examples: your sister running a race, your mother in Kansas and Mrs Bush to show
how women can encourage and inspire those around them. Parents are the hope of
society as they work to instill traditional American values in the rising
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