Posting Mothers Day quotes is a simple way to show thanks for the mothers we love. This year I decided to do something a little different, collecting a series of quotes to help out my friends looking for just the right words to express their own feelings.
This post is dedicated to my own mom, who so far in her life has gone by a lot of nick names but perhaps my favorite is Mimi: the name my son calls her. (Though he’s not quite vocalizing, I say it by proxy.) I’m blessed that my mom has been an amazing nurturer, supporter, and role model. I know many people have not had that same fortune, but maybe their hearts are filled by non-biological mother figures such as aunts, step-mothers, and more. This post is also for those who grieve a loss of their mothers in some way, and I hope we can all celebrate the people who have stepped into mothering roles for us this Mother’s Day.
“We can all celebrate the people who have stepped into mothering roles for us this Mother’s Day.”
“I don’t know when I became aware that the Mother Thing was not, or wasn’t quite, a female. But it didn’t matter; being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.”
Robert Heinlein, “Have Spacesuit, Will Travel”
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“I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother.”
C. Joybell. C., Amazon Book Store
“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
Agatha Christie, “The Last Séance”
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“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”
Mark Twain, “Autobiography”
“But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.”
Mitch Albom “For One More Day”