They love me, they love me not. They love me, they love me not... Children give mom a dying flower to show how much they love her.
In this AmoMama article we would love to share a touching and uplifting letter with our readers from an anonymous poster who had recently experienced an overwhelming moment of joy and bliss when her two children had surprised her with a gift unlike any other.
She and her husband had recently separated after 11 years of marriage.
She was scared and afraid. She was not sure if she could take on the responsibility of a single parent. What if she failed her children?
She did the best she could under the circumstances, but was still not confident that she would ever be able to fill the role of their father.
How was she ever going to be able to teach her five-year-old boy all the valuable lessons that boys learn from their fathers?
How was her four-year-old daughter ever going to experience the intimate bond between a father and his daughter? How could a mother possibly give her daughter that?
"When my husband calmly announced that, after eleven years of marriage, he had filed for a divorce and was moving out, my first thought was for my children."
The doubt and insecurity ravaged her. Even though she gave them everything she could, and did the best that she could, was it ever really going to be enough?
Her answer came very unexpectedly one morning during church service. It was mother's day, and their pastor had a special treat in store for all the moms in the parish.
Next to the altar, arranged on the floor stood the most beautiful flower pots. There were purples, yellows, reds, pinks and whites.
He called all the children up to the altar to select a pot with flowers that they could give to their moms in appreciation for all their love and dedication.
It was just what she needed; some sort of confirmation to show that her children appreciated her, even if it was inspired by their pastor.
Eagerly, her two children jumped up and joined the others. They studied the flowers with intensity, thinking long and hard to make the perfect selection.
Long after the other children have returned to their seats, hers were still deciding. Finally, they picked a pot almost hidden behind the others.
She could not yet see what they had picked for her, but she knew that it would be beautiful, and that it would reflect their love for her.
But when they returned to their seats and stood before her with what they had thought to be a fitting choice for their mother, the poor woman was shocked.
The pot that they had chosen for her had a dying, withered plant in it without any blooms or flowers. It had no color. It looked miserable and sick.
But the two explained to her why they had chosen that particular plant, and not any of the pretty ones that had obviously been loved and cared for.
The poor mother's heart melted when they said to her, "This one looked like it needed you, Mom.” That was all she ever needed to hear.
SOURCE: RUMOR HAS IT