My preschool has a full wall of hand drawn mothers by preschoolers, and I asked, “Which mommy is the prettiest?” One boy ran to the pictures and said, “My mom is the prettiest in the whole world!” Just then another boy ran over and said, “My mom is better than the world and is prettiest all the way to God.” Not to be outdone, the first child said, “We can just let God decide and since you didn’t talk to him today, I may just win.”
Mothers and beauty go together. It is wonderful to see each preschooler loving their mother and knowing she is the most beautiful person they could know. Each mother is beautiful yet no two are alike. Isn’t that the most beautiful thought? Every mother needs no one else to compare themselves to.
In my preschool, we have a set of identical twins. They look alike, and we need to look closely at their actions to determine who is who. However, when they drew their beautiful mommy, they both were very different. An outsider never would see the pictures as the same mother. As the one true mother looked at the entire class, she immediately picked out her son’s picture of her. Then in looking at the others, she was also able to pick out the other picture of her drawn by her other son. There is something about a mother that knows her children well enough that even when identical on the outside, the inside is still very distinguishable.
If we could all know people well enough on the inside and not care as much what their outside looks like, we would be on the road to being as smart as a mommy.
- What parts of your mother are different from all other mothers?
- What parts of your own mother do you think are beautiful?
- When you see a mother this week, will you find some way of letting her know she is beautiful?
Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful mommies in the world!