Love Begins With Her

From my journal, May 11, 2023, Newbury Park, California

“Helped with a Mother’s Day project at school today…so much fun!  I asked the 3rd graders to share adjectives that describe their moms. They mentioned– beautiful, hard-working, loving, caring, smart, thoughtful, kind, friendly – just what you’d expect, still it was so heartwarming hearing those words!  Sweet kids.  Lucky moms.”

My mom!

I think of my mom every day, and especially on Mother’s Day. My mom can be described by all those adjectives, as well as funny and just plain fun! Walking around town simply talking, sitting in lawn chairs enjoying music at a concert, or perusing shelf after shelf in a bookstore, being together has always been filled with easy-going fun. She has a great sense of humor and always finds a positive way of looking at any situation. My mom has been and continues to be one of the most important and influential people in my life.

In honor of her and moms everywhere, here are some sentimental and insightful quotes to pay tribute to that beautiful, hard-working, loving, caring, smart, thoughtful, kind, friendly, fun, and funny mom in your life!

“A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.” – Debasish Mridha

“Moms are the people who know us the best and love us the most.” – Anon

“Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” – Kahlil Gibran

“A child’s first teacher is its mother.” – Peng Liyuan

“Being a mom can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of a child, no one does it better than you.” – Unknown

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of the rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

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

“I have an angel watching over me. She is my mom.” – Unknown

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

“For when a child is born, the mother is also born again.” – Gilbert Parker

“My mother was my role model before I knew what that word was.” – Lisa Leslie

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find.” – Mitch Albom

“When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” – Erma Brombeck

“We are born of love, love is our mother.” – Rumi

“Moms are like buttons – they hold everything together.” – Unknown

“My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.” – Michelle Obama

“Mothers hold their child’s hand for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.”– Rudyard Kipling

“Motherhood changes everything.” – Andriana Trigiani

“All I am, I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington

“My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.” – Drew Barrymore

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod

“Life doesn’t come with a manual.  It comes with a mother.” –  Unknown

Wishing you and yours, a Mother’s Day filled with love, joy and laughter! 

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