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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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May 10, 2003

Tomorrow (Sunday, May 11, 2003) is Mother\'s Day in the US. To all mothers: Happy Mother\'s Day


By Gary Jacobson

A mother blesses her children,

Caring for them,

Tending them,

Nurturing them,

Watching them,

Like roses in her garden.

A mother bestows heavenly fragrance

On her children with saintly patience.

Blessed bouquets of sacred good sense

She plants as they grow into men,

Or into beautiful women,

In the garden of life blossom.

A mother distills life lessons

Like morning dews,

Showing the right paths to choose,


Children growing,

In her loving care increasing

In size strong and straight,

Taught to realize eternities fate.

A mother cultivates a rose\'s splendour,

Trains Celestial spirits to soar,

Till they touch the sky,

Filling paradise\'s gloried chambers on high.

In the red red rose she shares

Shines the color that royal courage bears,

The sparkling hue of divine charity,

Lighting the fires of bravery,

Maintaining sanctity.

In fervently enduring integrity

Mothers love in deep strength of intensity.

A mother endows with patience constancy

As a red red rose’s blood

She gives honor of a red rose bud.

Her life is educating

By showing

Giving example of love’s consistency,



The white rose a mother gives

Is become a symbol of light

To make it through this days night,

Engendering faith in eternal life bright.

The white rose signifys purity,

Peace assuirity,


A child’s innocent piety,

Ever faithfullness,

The joy of success.

The pink rose a mother gives

Brings true joy

To somber spirits buoy

This veritable color of coy.

Pink means loving happiness,


The good life imparts

Love in human hearts.

The yellow rose a mother gives

Shaded in honorable loyalty

Sincere fidelity

Developing into prosperity.

Yellow is the color of promise

An awakened premise

Bearing the warmth of the sun

This color of good life fun.

The yellow rose does imbue

Inspired spirits to go forth and do!

The purple rose stands for life’s passion,

Always moving with gusto.

Mother’s fashion.

In carriage of regal royalty

Life’s deep purple intensity

Supreme love’s propensity.

A mother bears with grace, great worth’s richness

Bearing natural amorousness

In love with her garden of flowers

On whom her whole attention showers.

For the flowers are her life’s purpose

Giving her meaningfullness,

Watching them grow her adventure

A beloved Goddesses venture.

I will always remember my mothers heart of gold

Will until I too grow old

Like the gold foil flower

Bound for her place in God’s Celestial bower

Possessing great richness unpresumptuous

Fulfilled in life’s great abundance.

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María Alejandra Funes
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From a mom-to-be May 10, 2003

Thanks Monika for your posting!

This is a very special day for me. I cannot imagine how would it be next year

Regards from Canada,


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Thank you Monika! May 10, 2003

It\'s always nice to hear - even if the kids are too young to realize it.

And to Maria - next year, you will be a LOT busier!


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Lisbeth Benavides  Identity Verified
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New Job Posting May 10, 2003

Thanks Monika for your sweet thought!

Here is a job posting I received - motherhood in a nutshell ...(!) Having 4 myself I think I can say that it is the best job ever (perhaps only second to translating!) ...



Mother, Mom, Mama, Mommy. Mami


Long term, team players needed for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings, weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on-call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in faraway-cities. Travel expenses are not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties are also required.


The rest of your life, must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.


Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years without complaining,constantly retraining yourself and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.


None required, unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.


Get this! You pay them, offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and this wish you could only do more.


While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered, this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.

Send this on to all the Moms you know, in appreciation for everything they do on a daily basis, and let them know they are appreciated.

Happy Mother\'s Day!

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Maria-Jose Pastor
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Many thanks Monika May 11, 2003

Maria - Congratualtions, and may your motherhood be as rewarding as mine has been!

Lisbeth - I too recieved this same job offer- and of course sent it off to all mothers I know! How true!

To all other Moms - a very, very happy Mother\'s Day to all! Enjoy it, bask in it, and may all our children grow happy healthy and smarter than us!


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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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God's Garden May 11, 2003

Congratulations Alejandra.

Thank you Lisbeth for the \"New Job Posting\" and thank you Rita and MaJose for your comments. Here is another poem: \"God\'s Garden\" and I hope you will enjoy this as well:

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José Luis Villanueva-Senchuk  Identity Verified
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Mother's Day (and Father's Day)... May 11, 2003

should be celebrated in our hearts every single day but since we have a special day to celebrate them, let me go with the flow:

Happy Day to Celina, my mother .-)

Happy Day to Laura, my sister (also a father since she is a widow)

Happy Day Aurora, my sunshine

Happy Day to all the mothers and mothers-to-be (Ale )



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