Moms come in all shapes & sizes,
but they're pretty easy to recognize because
they're the ones who teach you stuff all the time
about how to be in the world & sometimes that sounds a lot like:
chew with your mouth closed, sit still. stand up straight, be polite, Look them in the eye
. & sometimes it seems like that sort of thing doesn't add up to a whole lot.
Until the day you feel the soft ache of love in your heart that makes you take care with a friend
who hurts or when you look in a stranger's tired eyes & you stop & smile.
Or when you listen to the ABC song for the thousandth time & you laugh & say 'again'
& suddenly you understand that is the real thing moms do & it adds up to the whole world.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.