Friday, March 19, 2010

Reality by Mom

I love Anita Renfroe’s “Mom Song”, don’t you? It’s real. Often times there is no pay off for Mom in the present but I have lived long enough to realize that motherhood has it’s own reward.

A simple, “Hi, Mom!” from an adult child is all I need to make any sacrifice worthwhile. You see it on national TV, NFL football players waving and calling out to their moms. When Google went public the first action twenty-something founder, Larry Page did after the opening stock price settled in at $100.00 was to call home and talk to his mom. Writer, Ken Auletta, in his book, Googled, the End of the World as We Know it, describes it this way, “As the car doors closed, recalled Mayer, Page pulled out his cell phone and announced,“I’m going to call my mom!” The others pulled theirs out and chorused, “I’m going to call my mom!”

There is something about calling mom that makes whatever is happening real! We are going to be walking around in our kids heads, forever! Long after we are gone our “Mom’s Song” will still be playing.

Got to run, my phone’s ringing!

1 comment:

  1. That is hilarious, and so true! Thanks for posting Sunny, I hadn't seen this before.