• Being a Mother

    by  • April 25, 2013 • Education

    Motherhood.org is about helping mothers reflect upon being mothers, appreciating mothers and helping mothers do what mothers do best.

    What would we do without our mothers? How can we aspire to live our lives to make our mothers proud?
    Here are some profound and touching quotes about what a mother is. May you be blessed enough to experience the joys as well as the tears of motherhood.

    “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
    ― Abraham Lincoln

    “As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.”
    ― Kristin Hannah, Summer Island

    “Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent's heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.”
    ― Debra Ginsberg

    A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
    – Irish Proverb

    A mother holds her children's hands for a while…their hearts forever.

    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 mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
    – Washington Irving

    A mother understands what a child does not say.
    – Jewish proverb

    A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
    -Victor Hugo

    A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
    – Agatha Christie

    Children and mothers never truly part –
    Bound in the beating of each other's heart.

    – Charlotte Gray

    Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character.
    – Hosea Ballou

    Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom with the dishes.
    – P.J. O'Rourke

    God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
    – Jewish Proverb

    I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me “mommy.”
    – Author Unknown

    I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
    – Eleanor Roosevelt

    I thought my mom's whole purpose was to be my mom. That's how she made me feel.
    – Natasha Gregson Wagner

    I'd rather be a mother than anyone on earth
    Bringing up a child or two of unpretentious birth…
    I'd rather tuck a little child all safe and sound in bed
    than twine a chain of diamonds about my [carefree] head.
    I'd rather wash a smudgy face with round, bright, baby eyes
    Than paint the pageantry of fame or walk among the wise.

    – Meredith Gray

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