I don’t know about Spain or Costa Rica or Australia or Japan, but in the United States it is Mother’s Day on Sunday. I am sending every mother I know, and love, a greeting and a few quotes about mothers which I thought were nice (I particularly liked Aristotle’s take on it).
Some of you may be new mothers, some of you may be old(er) mothers, and at least one of you may be an expectant mother. We are all tied by a common thread and so,
Happy Mother’s Day!
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made Mothers
~old Jewish Proverb~
My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.
~Henry Ward Beecher~
You may have tangible wealth untold;/Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold./Richer than I you can never be -/I had a mother who read to me.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
~William Makepeace Thackeray~
A mother understands what a child does not say.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
~When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again.~
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same; and most mothers kiss and scold together.
~Pearl S. Buck~
And one added by my daughter’s mother-in-law:
Children hold their mother’s hand for a while, but her heart forever.
I hope all of you mothers do something nice for yourselves this weekend.