Friday, August 6, 2010

"I painted the Golden Gate bridge today!"

As I walked around the living room last night, picking up toys that will be taken out again tomorrow, I was reminded of a message I heard on the radio. Supposedly the same paint crew paints the Golden Gate Bridge all day everyday year round. By the time the crew works it's way from one end of the bridge to the other, the end of the bridge where they began needs to be painted again.

I don't know how true this is but it does illustrate a point for the work of a mom. I have a few friends that are stay-at home moms who are occasionally are asked, "What did you do today?" Well, from now on I believe those moms should say, "I painted the Golden Gate bridge." Even though the work we do may not seem evident to the outside viewer we have worked hard all day, and no matter how hard we work today there will be work waiting for us tomorrow.

So, to all those moms out there: keep painting!


Bridgette said...

I actually wrote this post over a year ago, but I forgot to publish it. I hope you enjoyed the sentiment!

Betsy said...

I love this post! That's a great reminder--think of how it would look if the crew DIDN'T paint: ugly, nasty, etc. So, when we are "painting" our children/house, we can know that if we were to stop it would immediately become evident. Just because someone isn't noticing all the little things doesn't mean they don't add up to a beautiful picture.