Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to all You Fabulous Women!!!!

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."
-Honoré De Balzac

"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 Irving

"The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best."
-Hamilton Wright Maybie

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."
-Abraham Lincoln

"We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves."
-Henry Ward Beecher

Sometimes the poorest mother leaves her children the richest inheritance.
-Ruth Renkes

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
-Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
-uthor Unknown

Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?
-Nancy Thayer

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacation-less class.
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Making a decision to have a child-it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
-Elizabeth Stone

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

Women do not have to sacrifice person hood 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

Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother's Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs an annual nudging, like our enthusiasm for the battle of Bunker Hill.
-John Erskine

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.

Here are some quotes I gathered for the home school blog. I thought I'd share them with you wonderful mothers too. Hopefully there's something special to inspire each of you. :)

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
-Author Unknown

All mothers are working mothers.
-Author Unknown

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 Holmes

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
-Jewish proverb

Remember that behind every successful a basket of dirty laundry.
-Author Unknown


  1. I have always loved that quote by T. Jordan - the one about the pie. Thanks for all these great posts...and happy mothers day to you!

  2. Great quotes, Patty. Thanks for sharing them. (Moms always get the burned piece of toast, too. :o})

  3. Hope you had a great Mother's Day!