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Sunday, 8 May 2011

The worst and the best job in the world

Another glorious sunshine day, a day to deck the Chiesa di San Gottardo with first roses and fling the doors open for the San Gottardo mass. 

To all ye who took on the worst paid job in the world, the job with no fixed hours, no holidays, no pay, no early retirement, and definitely no promotion prospects (unless you happen to be Her).

To all ye who opted for a relationship with no chance of divorce. For cold little hands creeping into yours. For unthinking trust and innocent love and small-body cuddles that never end. For the pleasure of seeing the world through the eyes of a child. For the privilege of watching them grow, learn, strive and succeed.

Happy Festa della Mamma! 

7 comments:

Micky Mouse said...

Sounds like par for the course to me. Just think of your grandma with eleven to deal with. The Monday washday was a sight to behold with the flaming fires under the copper, boiling all that linen and then all those meals to prepare. Ouch.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

And happy Festa Della Mamma to you as well, Louise. Wonderful post!

Karin said...

May you be blessed on Mother's Day and always! Beautifully written post!

V. said...

Who would have thought you of all people would have enjoyed motherhood so much? You were always the woman "most likely not to become..."

choirgirl said...

Got to be an AJ picture with all that precise colouring in!!! Happy Mothers Day - you deserve the best.

Oh mamma said...

To you too. Beautifull post.

ladyfi said...

Just wonderful!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

The worst and the best job in the world

Another glorious sunshine day, a day to deck the Chiesa di San Gottardo with first roses and fling the doors open for the San Gottardo mass. 

To all ye who took on the worst paid job in the world, the job with no fixed hours, no holidays, no pay, no early retirement, and definitely no promotion prospects (unless you happen to be Her).

To all ye who opted for a relationship with no chance of divorce. For cold little hands creeping into yours. For unthinking trust and innocent love and small-body cuddles that never end. For the pleasure of seeing the world through the eyes of a child. For the privilege of watching them grow, learn, strive and succeed.

Happy Festa della Mamma! 

7 comments:

Micky Mouse said...

Sounds like par for the course to me. Just think of your grandma with eleven to deal with. The Monday washday was a sight to behold with the flaming fires under the copper, boiling all that linen and then all those meals to prepare. Ouch.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

And happy Festa Della Mamma to you as well, Louise. Wonderful post!

Karin said...

May you be blessed on Mother's Day and always! Beautifully written post!

V. said...

Who would have thought you of all people would have enjoyed motherhood so much? You were always the woman "most likely not to become..."

choirgirl said...

Got to be an AJ picture with all that precise colouring in!!! Happy Mothers Day - you deserve the best.

Oh mamma said...

To you too. Beautifull post.

ladyfi said...

Just wonderful!