As I like last year's Mother's Day post, I am posting it, again, this year.
There are many good quotes about mothers and motherhood. Some are profound, some are personal, and some are humorous. In this post, I am including the quotes, from notable women, that resonated with me. Enjoy!
"So when the great word 'Mother!' rang once more, I saw at last its meaning and its place;
Not the blind passion of the brooding past,
But Mother -- the World's Mother -- come at last,
To love as she had never loved before --
To feed and guard and teach the human race." -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"To nourish children and raise them against odds is any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons." -- Marilyn French
"My mother could make anybody feel guilty -- she used to get letters of apology from people she didn't even know." -- Joan Rivers
"I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I could bring to it." -- Rose Kennedy
"The best way to keep children home is to make the atmosphere pleasant -- and to let the air out of the tires." -- Dorothy Parker
"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." -- Tenneva Jordan
"A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." -- Unknown
For many of us, Mother's Day is a sad day: our mother is no longer with us, we have lost a child, or our mother was only our mother by virtue of the fact that she gave birth to us.
The last quote is for my very dear mother, with whom I haven't been able to celebrate Mother's Day since she passed away 32 years ago.
"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world." --
Kate Douglas Wiggin