Sunday, May 14, 2006

Quotes for Mother's Day for all the Moms out there

My mother is now almost 69 years-old. Though we have had our disagreements we have remained close over the years and every Mother's Day she calls ME before I get to the phone to call her. She never misses a birthday of any one of her kids, and buys us something even though we are getting into our 50s. She makes a big deal about it when we say we are coming over for a little visit...she has to feed us, and buy food we (and she) should not be eating. She gets excited over little things and saves anything we buy her even if she may not really like it. We joke that we could give her a bucket of poo and she would be thrilled and preserve it forever! If you say you like something she has, she wants to give it to you and a little friendly argument ensues and you end up taking the thing home to make her happy. One thing I am very grateful for, that no matter what our differences of the past, I know my mother loves me dearly and I love her and will love her always.

Here are some quotes in celebration of Mother's Day:

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

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~
T. DeWitt Talmage

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back. ~
William D. Tammeus

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too. ~
Lionel Kauffman

Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success. ~
Fran Lebowitz, "Parental Guidance," Social Studies, 1981

"When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway." ~
Erma Bombeck

"Him whose mother is no more, distress carries off." ~

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