Awkward Texts From Mom

Parents are an endless source of great humor. Especially when you combine them with modern technology. Here are some awkward texts people have received from their mothers.

“My Mom texted me, ‘you’re amazing’ but it got autocorrected to ‘you’re adopted.’”

Another mom texted her daughter, “Clean your room. I hid $100 in there. Clean it and the money is yours.” Her daughter texted back, “I cleaned it. Where’s the money?” Her mother replied, “There is no money. I wanted you to clean your room.” Followed by a big smiley face.

Moms may not be the best of texters, but they’re pros at a thousand other things. Here are just two of them:

Moms are great investors. They saved us from our death of cold. They always paid interest. Their word was their long-term bond. There’s no one who invested more in us than our mothers. They carried us around for nine months before they even carried us around. We messed up their hormones and gave them stretch marks, still they loved us. Moms are great investors.

Moms are heavy lifters. No one lifts our spirits quite like mama. If it wasn’t for my mom’s encouragement, Laugh Again wouldn’t exist. Mom said, “You can do it. That’s funny. Keep it clean, Son.” She lifted me up to God in prayer. Moms are heavy lifters.

You know, the love a mother has for her child is a beautiful picture of God’s compassion for us. In fact, the Hebrew word for “compassion” comes from the same root as the word for “womb.” Interesting. The womb is a place of nourishment, warmth and protection. Of course, even the most amazing mom fails. But God promises He won’t. Isaiah 49:15 (ESV) asks,

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you,”

says the Lord. Never forget: you are loved. God is with you. Thank Him. And thank your mom, too. One mom sent three text messages to her daughter, “Clean your room. Finish your homework. We’re having people over for Thanksgiving.” There was no reply. So she wrote, “Dad and I are buying you a car.” There was an immediate response. “You are! Wow!” Her mother replied, “No we’re not. I just wanted to make sure you’re getting my texts.”

Phil Callaway

Phil Callaway, the host of Laugh Again, is an award-winning author and speaker, known worldwide for his humorous yet perceptive look at life.

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