Happy Mother's Day from a mother, teacher, nurse, chauffeur, maid, cook, shoulder to cry on...
In May of 1995 I became a mother. After 41 long hours of labor (don't ask), my son Adam entered the world. Now that he's a teenager I've learned that a mother's love is unconditional. Most of the time he's a really great kid but like all teenagers, he has his moments. I love my boy and I'm very proud of who he's become.
My daughter Emily arrived in July 1998. She came a week early (thank goodness, considering she was a summer baby). Preteen girls need an extra dose of love to help them through the confusion of changing bodies and periods. I believe it's a time when a girl needs her mom more than ever. My girl is the best daughter I could ask for.
This year I bought myself a Mother's Day gift. After my husband's accident, I needed to treat myself to something pretty. I bought a pretty fucshia plant for my front door and I made the yummy strawberry pie recipe I posted the other day. I made a pie for my own mom too.
I've compiled a list of quotes about mothers. Feel free to print it out for your scrapbook or cardmaking. Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends!
A boy's best friend is his mother.-- Joseph Stefano
A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is."-- Keith L. Brooks
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.-- Author Unknown
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
There to support you,
And hold you up whenever you need her.
-- Laurel Stephens
All mothers are working mothers.-- Author Unknown
And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.-- Alice Walker
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.-- Lisa Alther
Children and mothers never truly part -
Bound in the beating of each other's heart.
-- Charlotte Gray
It was when I had my first child that I understood how much my mother loved me.
-- From "For Mother - A Bouquet of Sentiments"