“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
“Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.” ~ Louisa May Alcott
“If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.” ~ Robert Brault
“Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” ~ Calvin Trillin
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“There’s no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.” ~ Stephen King
“When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” ~ Erma Bombeck
“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
from The Desk of MarDrag:
As we enter a weekend that leads to Mother’s Day on Sunday, today’s post pays homage to those special and ever enduring loves of our lives…our Mothers…of which I am one. All of the above quotes state so well the attributes of Mothers and embrace the wide variety of the different characters we take on to handle, resolve, or be there in all the different situations and circumstances we are faced with every day. And we would not have it any other way.
We are all the things our families and loved ones need us to be…at any given moment…and our love is boundless. So too, is our forgiveness, and ability to look deeply and, even at the toughest moment, still love.
A Mothers love is vast…our capacity to endure limitless…and our protection impenetrable.
As you celebrate your Mother this weekend, let her know you know these things about her, and they are appreciated. And…as you honor her…remember this too…
Just as we have that Wiser Self, Higher Self, and Inner Voice within us…we also have the Inner Child and…the Inner Parent. So, remember to add to your day a little acknowledgement to your own Inner Mother/Parent for being there within you to help guide you, to pass on special wisdom, and to tell you to put a sweater on because it might rain. Just as our own Mothers would do anything for us and be there for us…so too is our Inner Mother ready to be there to support us, and give us love.
So, let us honor ALL the Mothers, Step Mothers, Sisters, Aunts, Grandmothers, Great Grandmothers, Mothers In Law, Daughter Mothers, Mothers of the Animal Children and Inner Mothers…for from them all springs Life and Love…and with that Hope. Let us Nurture every Mother as she has Nurtured us. And let us not forget to honor that one last Mother on the list…our Mother Earth…who hangs in the heavens and supports us, just so we can have Life.
Visit here again tomorrow for a Mothers Day Greeting and a lovely, humorous story!