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

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

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

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