We've been celebrating Mother's Day for several days around here! I've gotten roses, some turtles (candies, of course, LOL), and a great amount of wonderful handmade cards over the past few days. And this afternoon I got the best present of all--I got to take a nap!!
As I woke up, I was calculating that for 12 of the past 15 Mother's Days, I have either been pregnant or nursing. (1998, 2000, and 2005 were my "off" years.) Wow! Happy Mother's Day to me!
One Mother's Day several years ago, we visited my friend Julie and husband Tim at their small church in PA. They gave away a small book for all the moms called Life's Little Tribute Book For Mothers. It has a lot of quotes about motherhood, from famous people, from not-famous-at-all moms, and from kids of all ages about moms. Here are a few of my favorites:
--Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it starts snowing. Phyllis Diller
--Stories first heard at a mother's knee are never wholly forgotten--a little spring that never quite dries up in our journey through scorching years. Giovanni Ruffini
--Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children. William Makepeace Thackery
--No one will ever engrave "She kept a tidy house" on a mother's tombstone. Susan Causdale
--Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will never see. Pope John Paul VI
--Men are what their mothers made them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. Lin Yutang
--A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap. Danish proverb
--A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, and his mother the longest. Irish proverb
--The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed. Rosemary Coleton
--I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty, but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it. Rose Kennedy
Happy Mother's Day to all my mommy friends, and especially to my own mom, who is the best example of a Godly mom I could have ever had! I love you!