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Slice of Life: Mother’s Day A celebration of “Mothering”…. a commitment of love
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Praises for mothers have been on the lips of children since the beginning of written language and continue even now.

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

It is said that the first celebration of Mother’s Day, was when the ancients honored the “mother earth goddesses” to insure the fertility of their crops in the coming year. Today our Mother’s Day celebrations are more personally to our own mother’s and the other mothers who take the responsibilities of “motherhood and mothering” seriously.

---Euripides spoke: Oh, what a power is motherhood ---possessing----a potent spell. All women alike fight fiercely for a child.

---Aristotle said: Mothers are fonder of their children than fathers, for they remember the pain of bringing them forth, and are surer that they are their own.

---George Washington was quoted: All I am I owe to my mother.

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

----I appreciate my Mom more than she knows. (David age 15 generation terrorist quotes)

---Despite all the loving and caring relationships in the world, there’s nothing more loving than the feel of my mother’s hand on my forehead when I am sick. (Rosemary age 17 generation terrorist quotes)

“Mother’s Day” did not become an official celebration until 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it as “a day of public expression of love and reverence for mothers of our country.”


And you may have more than one mother you need to express appreciation to.

---Pearl Buck: Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.

---Ed Asner: Raising children is part joy and part guerilla warfare.

----I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids—unknown

To those whom have not yet developed an appreciation for the efforts of their mothers. I say, “Your childhood is over! You are now a grownup! Your parents did the best they could with what they knew. Maybe, to you, it was all wrong! And you’re angry! Maybe to you it was all right! And you’re angry anyway! All I can say to that is, “Get over it!” The important thing to remember is to be content with what we got and appreciate it!

Motherhood is a really tough job! Some moms get off track. It often takes a whole neighborhood of “mothers” to raise a child. Not every mom makes cookies or does PTA, or stays calm when the kids cut up the furniture or paint a mural down the hallway with markers.

---Erma Bombeck: My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bed until I faint.

Your mother did give you life, the greatest gift she could give. Now, it’s up to you to pass on the best of what you learned about being compassionate, loving, supportive, following the rules, taking turns….and all the other things that your mother, and all the other mothers, who raised you, tried to teach.

-----No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.” ….Florida Scott-Maxwell

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

As “experienced mothers”, we sometimes offer unsolicited advice, not because we know it all, but because we know “something”. Forgive us for sometimes being too eager to share our experience and make suggestions. “Motherhood” is a tough habit to break.

---Roseanne Barr: I know how to do anything—I’m a Mom!


Most of us have reached the deep appreciation level or the Age of Experience, when we really appreciate all the sacrifices and efforts our mothers (and our parents) made to raise their children. We sincerely thank you!

And so we pass a message of hope and encouragement to the next generation of parents and mothers and caretakers. “Hang in there and do your best! It is worth it! It does pay off!” The world is a better place because of dedicated mothers. We see the sacrifices and demands on the young mothers of today (our neighbors and our children and grandchildren). We thank you! You are raising the future. We want you to succeed.


They, as a group, probably have more power to influence the world that any other single person living on the earth today. Because of that, the work they do as mothers is the most important work they will do in their lives. Your children may not do everything you tell them, but, they will remember what you teach them and your examples. IMAGINE! The power for good that mothers have, all working together to change the world. If we were ALL to insist on teaching our children: 1. To be completely honest in all our dealings with others and in obeying the laws of our land. 2. To be dedicated to the service of (in some way) making the world better for the next generations. 3. To know that in gaining success, confidence and courage, which we want them to have, they should never give up kindness nor intentionally hurt others.

Mothers can’t make the world a perfect place with perfect people, but where would we be without them? They are our best chance for a better world.

When we teach children, we must remember, the messages we give them, are written in their brains and hearts, for life.


Mother’s Day was set up to honor Mothers. It should also be a day for honoring the quality of “mothering”. Not every woman will be a “mother”, but I have notice a pre-disposed quality in all women, to care for, and lift others in need. I often see ladies, who say they are not the motherly-type, or they haven’t had the opportunity to give birth, but they take on causes to help whole communities of down-trodden people or a fight against corruption. They may care of an animal with special needs, or they take under their wing, a special friend or two that need help or rescuing. We have ALL been blessed by somebody’s sweet “mothering”.

---Spanish proverb: An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

----Lin Yutang: Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.

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



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