Good mothers are of ZENITH importance!!!
Today’s Moral Decay
You know, they say the devil is in the details. I agree. He creeps in incrementally every time we stop paying attention, and in such small amounts that it’s almost imperceptible. On a day to day basis, the change is hardly even noticeable. But, over the course of years the current era is almost unrecognizable as a brother of the past. If we are to undergo any sort of correction in our moral decay, it has to start with our youth.
Bill Maher is ignorant. Well, actually the most absolute statement I can make in reference to him is that in at least as far as the difficulty, importance, and far reaching repercussions of good motherhood is concerned, Bill Maher is ignorant.
I recently saw a video of Bill Maher implying that being a stay at home mom couldn’t POSSIBLY compare to the difficulties of a REAL job. Below is a link to the video.
Click HERE to watch.
Wow. Just wow.
Dear Mr. Maher,
I think the quote “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in” pretty accurately sums up one of the main purposes of life. I understand the truth of this quote, although that truth does defy its literal meaning. You see, the men that do the planting know differently. No one, absolutely no one demonstrates this more thoroughly than the mother who personally supervises each and every stage of their child’s learning, development and absorption of love. This, Mr. Maher, is called motherhood. And if this doesn’t compare in your world to “having to get your ass out the door at 7am, when it’s cold”, then you sir, have absolutely no idea of the requirements to be a good mother (not to mention the fact that in most cases a mother has already been up a number of times in the middle of the night long before 7am, or the fact that if a mother’s day would be guaranteed to start at 7am and only last for 8 hours, you would hear an earth-shattering sigh of relief from mothers around the globe). The fact is, every single job known to man pales by comparison in terms of load and importance when motherhood is performed correctly.
Every single thing that a good mother/housewife does is a salaried position outside of the home. The only difference is that most of the SALARIED positions get to sleep in until their shifts start. Do you not pay a restaurant for providing you with cooked food? Do you not tip the waiter? Do you not pay the dry cleaners for your laundry? Do you not pay a house cleaner to maintain your home? If you actually ever find someone that you want to procreate with, do you not think that you’d have to pay for a nanny (imagining that the procreation itself would take place with a like-minded individual who also thinks that their time is better spent away from their child so that they can earn enough money to pay for someone else to actually do the job of raising that child)? Do you consider THOSE things jobs? Well, those are all things that a REAL mother/housewife does for zero dollars. However, she does it for a much more prestigious salary than any corporate executive would ever HOPE to receive. She does it for love. A love that will never be experienced by the type of mother that has the option to stay at home, but is willingly gone 5 days a week, eight hours a day. You see, THAT type of mother took care of the “nature”, but she outsourced the “nurture”. And if our moral and genetic legacy is really one of the main purposes of life, then how can you neglect its oversight? Make no mistake; no one will care for your child, regardless of how much you pay him or her, like the child’s mother. No one. Our children are our future. And our future is MUCH too important to outsource.
I understand that some situations prevent a mother from staying at home all day and overseeing absolutely everything. But, let’s at least acknowledge that this is the ideal, and it is something that we should shoot for, not something that we should trivialize or frown upon. If there is ever an opportunity for a mother to be able to stay at home and oversee a child’s upbringing and development, let’s just be grateful. The nuclear family (that long forgotten type of family that we read about in the history books) is a team sport, and it works. Somebody gets to be shirts, but the other person has to be skins. There is no crown to be worn more proudly than that of a good mother, and it’s a shame that a good portion of people have stopped respecting that crown (as if the time it took to achieve the crown could’ve been better spent elsewhere).
Answer this: How many problems would we erase from the world with a population of amazing female lawyers, doctors, or CEOs? NOW, tell me how many of those same problems would vanish in the blink of an eye with a population of Amazing moms?
I intend to sit under my planted tree, in the shade, long after I’m gone. And anyone who truly believes that we live on through our children knows that we will ALL sit in the shade of the trees we plant, for ever, and ever… should we keep planting, and watering, and nurturing… and provided we have good mothers.
Sincerely, and God bless.
-Sean Patrick Flanery