Saturday, May 10, 2008

In Honor of Mothers

In honor of Mother's Day, posts this weekend will be devoted to mothers and motherhood.

Some Quotes about Mothers by Women:
"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
~ George Eliot
"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power."
~ Maya Angelou
"Children and mothers never truly part
Bound in the beating of each other's heart."
~ Charlotte Gray
"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."
~ Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

A Few Famous Mothers:

By 1914, Anna Jarvis, the Founder of Mother's Day, answered the prayer of her own mother ("I hope that someone, sometime will found a memorial mothers day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it.") and established Mother's Day to "honor mothers, living and dead...."

Harriet Tubman was an African American born into slavery; in spite of physical handicap and lack of education, she dedicated her life to gain freedom and save the lives of millions of people like her.

Mother Teresa, who worked on behalf of India's poor, lepers, and the downtrodden for decades.

Perhaps the most famous "mother" is Mother Earth. The notion of Mother Earth arose centuries ago in ancient Greece.

A nice gift idea for yourself or your mother, delivered with a bouquet of fresh flowers, might be a book you or your mother want to read, or a journal to record thoughts in, and then somehow arranging the time to actually read or write!

Celebrate and enjoy!! What Mother's Day traditions are a part of your life?


  1. In Honor of Mother's Day, you've done a fantastic job Susan!!!!!! Every day should be honored!

  2. You are so sweet, Eriko! Thank you!!


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