Of all the rights of women,
the greatest is to be a mother.
- Lin Yutang
"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs...
since the payment is pure love."
-- Mildred B. Vermont
"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 understands what a child does not say.
Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage
The Virtuous Mother: Prov. 31
v17 She puts on strength like a belt and goes to work with energy
v:27 She gives attention to the ways of her family
v28 Her children get up & give her honour, & her husband gives her praise
Thoughts for Mothers
"The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant –and let the air out of the tires." -Dorothy P.
"Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women's opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering."-- Elaine Heffner
"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much." -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
WHAT I OWE MY MOTHER
My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.
I just finished cleaning."
My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
My mother taught me LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why."
My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."
My mother taught me about GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."
My Mother taught me about SHARING.
"Play nicely with that or I'll just take it away from both of you."
My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"
My mother taught me JUSTICE.
"One day you'll have kids and I hope they turn out just like you!"
But most of all, my mother taught me LOVE.
"You know that whatever you do or whatever happens,
I'll stand behind you because I love you."