Women know the way to rear up

Women know
The way to rear up children (to be just)
They know a simple, merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes, fitting baby shoes,
And stringing pretty words that make no sense,
And kissing full sense into empty words.
~Elizabeth Barrett BrowningPIM

I cannot forget my mother she is

I cannot forget my mother.  Though not as sturdy as others, s[S]he is my bridge.  When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.  ~Renita WeemsPIM

The desolation and terror of for the

The desolation and terror of, for the first time, realizing that the mother can lose you, or you her, and your own abysmal loneliness and helplessness without her.  ~Francis ThompsonMAC

One of the very few reasons i

One of the very few reasons I had any respect for my mother when I was thirteen was because she would reach into the sink with her bare hands – bare hands – and pick up that lethal gunk and drop it into the garbage.  To top that, I saw her reach into the wet garbage bag and fish around in there looking for a lost teaspoon.  Bare hands – a kind of mad courage.  ~Robert FulghumPIM

My mother is a poem ill never

My mother is a poem
I’ll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
~Sharon DoubiagoPIM

No painters brush nor poets pen in

No painter’s brush, nor poet’s pen
In justice to her fame
Has ever reached half high enough
To write a mother’s name.
~Author UnknownPIM

Its not easy being a mother if

It’s not easy being a mother.  If it were easy, fathers would do it.  ~From the television show The Golden GirlsFCN

The moment a child is born the

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.  ~RajneeshMAC; PIM

A mothers happiness is like a beacon

A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.  ~Honoré de BalzacPIM

A mother is the truest friend we

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 IrvingPIM

The real religion of the world comes

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.  ~Oliver Wendell HolmesCOE

No one in the world can take

No one in the world can take the place of your mother.  Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right.  She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones.  ~Harry TrumanPIM

Grown dont mean nothing to a mother

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother.  A child is a child.  They get bigger, older, but grown?  What’s that suppose to mean?  In my heart it don’t mean a thing.  ~Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987

Most of all the other beautiful things

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds.  Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends – but only one mother in the whole world.  ~Kate Douglas WigginPIM

A mother is a person who seeing

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 JordanPIM

A father may turn his back on

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands.  But a mother’s love endures through all.  ~Washington Irving

Dont ever tell the mother of a

Don’t ever tell the mother of a newborn that her baby’s smile is just gas.  ~Jill WoodhullTPV,UWP, QE jill woodhull – Variants: The baby broke into a magnificent smile. And don’t you even dare tell me it’s gas.People who say that are just haters. Ye of little faith. Nicole Caccavo Kear, amomamok.blogspot.com/2012/05/lost-in-translation.html; Sort of like when they say a baby’s smile is just gas. A Mommy can tell the difference! Myree, babyfit.sparkpeople.com/archive_posts.asp?imBoard=162&imparent=6181273; I hate when people say that a baby’s smile is just gas. Nori, seaweed-girl.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html

Mother love is the fuel that enables

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.  ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul