Friday, May 14, 2010

Mother's Day

Well this past Sunday was my first real mother's day! I have to say it is the best calling I have had in this life! Zach and I went to our new ward and a talk was given about mothers. One of the stories was called a mothers job description. This was my favorite because it is so true.
POSITION: Mother, Mom, Mama

JOB DESCRIPTION: Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment.

Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.

Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5.
Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three sec onds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers.
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.
Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.

Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION: Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION: Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent.

When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS: While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.

So why do we do it? For me it is for every time Taytum looks up at me and smiles, every time I get to hold her while she's sleeping and give her kisses and hugs, to watch her learn and grow every single day. I do it because I love being a mom! I also want to thank my mom for all that she does and has done for me! I don't think you realize how much your parents love you until you are one! So to every mother out there be grateful that God has given you a chance to love and care for one of His children! Enjoy every moment because the moments will pass quickly!


Sutton said...

You are such a good mom Tarah, I can tell. I'm glad you are so happy. Happy Mother's Day, everyday!

Kelli and Nicholas said...

ok i love that... i copied and pasted it to my computer :). we miss you guys!

Allie Pace said...

Tarah!!! It was fun seeing you was it last week? So i know i'm pathetic i'm in and out of blogging but i'm back into it. So i need your email for this blogger so i can invite you to be my blog friend!!! Your page is So cute.

Allie Pace said...

P.S just email me it on facebook!