It’s Mother’s Day afternoon and I’ve enjoyed a beautiful day already: mother/daughter night at the ballet last week, church today, brunch at our favorite after-church-breakfast spot (free box of candy for all Mom’s – too bad I’m not eating sugar…my office will benefit tomorrow!), sweet texts from family & friends near and far, phone call with MIL, a tear-jerking, heart tugging, loving email from my son who is traveling and plans for dinner cooked by hubby, daughter & SIL! My life is full of love indeed.
I’m so very grateful for my mother, who among many other things, raised me to love God; to be kind towards others & treat others as I would want them to treat me; to be a woman of integrity; to serve others; and she instilled in me her love of travel, big cities and sandy beaches! I hope that when I grow up I can be a small measure of the woman my mother is! I love you Mom!!
As this year marks the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson proclaiming Mother’s Day a national celebration in the United States, I thought I’d share some of my favorite Mother’s Day quotes.
- “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” ~Robert Browning
- “If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.” ~Robert Brault
- “Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster too.” ~Lionel Kauffman
- “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” ~Irish Proverb
- “Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.” ~Marilyn Penland
- “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” ~Chinese Proverb
- “A Mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” ~Author Unknown
- “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” ~Meryl Streep
- “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” ~Lisa Alther
- “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” ~Rudyard Kipling
I am a mother only because God chose to give me the blessing of raising two beautiful children. I truly believe that is my main purpose in this dance called life. I am learning as I enter this next phase of motherhood…as my children are grown and living out their life’s purpose…that while the role of being their mother changes…the love I have for them only deepens. I can only imagine the love my mother feels for me and my siblings. Wow!
Blessings to all the Mom’s out there! Happy Mother’s Day!