Where would we be without our mothers?
For starters, we would not exist. That pivotal role of being the creators of humankind makes women, and mothers, the most powerful people on our planet.
That is not to mention the role of nurturer and protector. Mothers are fierce and tireless when it comes to taking care of their young. This is true from the tiniest birds in their nest to human beings.
When, in some unfortunate cases, mothers are less than desirable, the scars left on their young ones last a lifetime. When, on the other hand, we have wonderful mothers, but lose them through death, the loss is eternal.
That is why we must cherish our mothers. Tomorrow is not given. So do it today. Every day.
Here are some beautiful and inspiring quotes about mothers. Share them on Mother’s Day, or whenever you want to honor that irreplaceable light in your life.
“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling
“A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown
”Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” – Gail Tsukiyama
“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder
Motherhood is more awesome than I ever thought it could be and harder than I ever would have imagined. – Sarah Williams
“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – Dorothy on The Golden Girls
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey
”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
“Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life.” – Erich Fromm
Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside. – Rachel Wolchin
Mothers are such a part of us that it can be hard to talk about them. We love them. We get mad at them. They teach us, even when we don’t realize it. We resist them. No matter what, they are part of us. – Jane Gilgun
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