Once upon a time, there was an exhausted mother. Mother spent each and
every day providing for the needs of her family. Many nights she would go
to bed so tired that she didn't even remember falling asleep. One unusual
night mother sensed a strange and different feeling in the air. While she
and her family slept, an Angel of Greatness granted her deepest desires.
Not a person in her family was aware of the Angel?s activities until
strange things began to happen.
The alarm clock went off at seven o'clock, not a moment too early, not a
moment too late. When Mother entered the bathroom, steam fogged the mirror
from the hot, strawberry scented bath that had been run for her. Rose
petals were floating in her bath like lillipads for ladies. After her
heavenly bath, she dried off with a cotton towel that was especially made
for her by the Prince of Egypt.
Moments later, she followed angelic voices to the kitchen. The voices were
proclaiming, "Oh, Worthy Mother, eat in peace." Before her was a breakfast
that was prepared for a king and his heirs. The most colorful food was
placed on the finest china dishes. The breakfast feast was compliments of
the children, who not only cooked with perfection, but also cleaned with
even more efforts.
Amazed by her surroundings, Mother's eyes filled with tears as she watched
her children get themselves ready for school. While the children proceeded
to make their own lunch, husband came in with a vase of wild flowers and
handed them to Mother. Along with the rainbow of flowers, husband handed
Mother a plane ticket to London. He kissed her gently on the forehead and
spoke with the greatest authority, "My lovely wife, your great work does
not go unnoticed! I acknowledge all that you do. I insist you spend the
afternoon in London and treat yourself to all the blessings that you
deserve. My companion, my friend, it is I who is blessed."
All of London stood still as she exited the plane. Parades were marching
up and down the narrow roads in Mother's honor. She ate the finest
entrees, and danced with the director of Catz. People come from all over
the world just to tell her how much they envied her greatness.
The plane trip home was wonderful. Mother was serenaded by Elton John
while being massaged by Fabio. Mother watched the movie -- As Good As
It Gets -- only shown to first class passengers, of course.
The plane landed and Mother was greeted by her faithful Husband and
precious children. One child said, "Mother, I know you must be dreadfully
tired. Please let me do the honor of carrying your bags." Husband took
Mother by the hand and pledged his undying love for her. He assured her
that the time they spent apart while she was in London was to him like
being thrown into a den of vipers.
When they returned home, all the family took Mother to bed. They made sure
she was comfortable and happy in her clean, freshly washed linen. The
whole family was there to tuck Mother in and kiss her good night.
Meanwhile, the Angel of Greatness winked down on Mother. The Angel was
confident that for one day Mother knew she was appreciated.