05/08/05 - NNHS Newsletter -


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This morning's Newsletter is primarily composed of inspirational quotations, but sometimes they are what is most needed. 

 "My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother.  I attribute all my success
in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."

- George Washington (22 Feb 1732- 14 Dec 1799)

(This quotation courtesy of MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE of the DAY from http://www.selfgrowth.com Saturday, May 10, 2003).

From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 05/07/05:

In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday,
I send the below to all of you - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!
Before I was a Mom...
I never worried about how late I got into bed.
I slept as late as I wanted.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was a Mom...
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunization.
Before I was a Mom...
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Spit on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom...
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom...
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom so deeply.
Before I was a Mom...
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom...
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known The warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache,
The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much.
And before I was a Grandma,
I didn't know that all those "Mom" feelings more than doubled
when you see that little bundle being held by 'your' baby...
And remember that behind every successful mother......
Is a basket of dirty laundry!
   Thanks, Susie - and Happy Mother's Day!

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity
takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles
thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate
the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."

- Washington Irving (3 Apr 1753 - 28 Nov 1859)

(This quotation courtesy of  MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE of the DAY from http://www.selfgrowth

From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 05/07/05:

RE: the "maze" that Rip (Collins - '65 - of TN) sent:  My girlfriend in CA sent it to me and it is hilarious. 
Take care - Much love, Sarah  

   Thanks, Sarah, Sugah - and Happy Mother's Day!

"Everything I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."

- Abraham Lincoln (12 Feb 1809- 14 Apr 1865)

From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/05/05:

Happy Mothers Day Card ~ RiverSongs Mothers Day Cards

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers!

   OHHHH, that's so beautiful!  Thanks so much - and Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother's secret hope outlives them all."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes (29 Aug 1809 - 7 Oct 1894)

(This quotation courtesy of  MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE of the DAY from http://www.selfgrowth.com - Saturday, May 10, 2003).

 "A mother's love is something
That no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
And of sacrifice and pain."

- Helen Steiner Rice (19 May 1900 - 23 Apr 1981)

 Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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M Is for the many things she gave me,
O Means only that she's growing old.
T Is for the tears she shed to save me,
H Is for her heart of purest gold.
E Is for her eyes with lovelight shinning,
R Means right and right she'll always be.

Put them all together, They spell MOTHER.
A word that means the world to me.

"M-O-T-H-E-R" midi courtesy of http://www.jeannepasero.com/momdaymidis.html - 05/06/05

"M-O-T-H-E-R" lyrics courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/oh2/crazy1/SingleRoses.html - 05/06/05

"Happy Mother's Day" Greeting and Bouquets clip art courtesy of http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/mom/clip.html - 05/05/05

Animated "Happy Mother's Day" Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://sofinesjoyfulmoments.com/animated/!momsday.htm - 05/06/05

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