Dear Readers: Happy Mother’s Day! Below are some beautiful quotes and tributes written about mothers.
Dear Annie, My mother is the voice of all reason. Any time I am facing a difficult decision, I go straight to her with the confidence of knowing I am getting smart, rational, helpful advice. Her unconditional love and support from her have given me the fearlessness to take risks and put myself in situations that are new and, at times, uncomfortable. I really look up to my mom, and I hope to one day she embody the work ethic, the love and the enthusiasm for life that she has modeled for me since I was a child. – Grateful Daughter
Dear Annie, My mother was not a “traditional mother.” I can assure you there were no milk and cookies waiting for me and my sister after school. But through her hard work and tough love, she taught me that I could do and be anything in the world. She gave me strong roots to depend on and wings to fly out of the nest. – Thankful
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – unknown
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou
“If I look back at everything I’ve done in life, you’re easily the best thing I’ve ever created.” – unknown
“Being a mama can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.” – unknown
“We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi
“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo
“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” – E. M. Forster
“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success to her in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington
“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” – James E. Faust
“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Irish proverb
“Youth fades; love drops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” – James Joyce
“My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.” – Sylvia Plath, “The Bell Jar”
“Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.” – Tony Morrison
“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling
“The simple path: Silence is prayer, prayer is faith, faith is love, love is service, the fruit of service is peace.” –Mother Teresa
Motherhood is amazing, really challenging, miraculous and everything in between. So hold onto each moment.
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