you can’t hurry love,
No, you just have to wait.
Love don’t come easy
It’s a game of give and take
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That’s one wise mother ’cuz you can’t hurry love. You just can’t.
I once asked my mother when she was 80 or so if she had any regrets. Just one, she said. I’ve accumulated all this wisdom over the years and nobody wants to hear it.
Well, over those years I heard it bit by bit whether I wanted to or not.
My mother grew up in rural Georgia and had to leave school after the eighth grade to help support her mother and siblings. Still she was smart, well-read, wise, and witty. Above all she wanted her children to get an education. After my college graduation ceremony she hugged me and said: Education is a great thing as long as you don’t let it go to your head.
That’s one thing my mama said. What about yours?
In the comment window below, write something memorable your mama said once, or over and over again. Return to the site later to see the gems others left. Let’s preserve and propagate the wisdom of our mothers.