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Every Boy is Some Mother’s Son

posted by Linda Mintle

I love this story. I read it in the Wall Street Journal a few years ago. A reporter recalled a story that touched my heart. It went something like this.

A mom was waiting for her daughter to return from a dance. The daughter sat down to talk to her mom about her evening and began with a story of some ugly, nerd-like boy who tried to dance with her. The daughter was offended and couldn’t believe the boy asked her to dance.

Her mom, listening to this story, stopped and thought a moment. I loved her response (I am paraphrasing).

Right now, that boy’s mom is waiting for him to come home from the dance. But when he enters the house, she will see the hurt on his face. Her heart is broken for her son when he recalls the pain of trying to ask a pretty girl to dance. So the next time you turn down a boy for something as simple as a dance, remember, every boy is some mother’s son.

Ouch! But this mom’s words made an impact. The daughter and her friends recited those words before they went on every date.

Thanks to a teaching mom, the daughter learned a great lesson in compassion.



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