Since this is Mothers Day in the US I thought it would be fun to post some short quotes, poems or thoughts to commemorate the day. I'll start with a couple and feel free to add on your own.
And to all mothers...where would we be without you???? No where!!
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease. - Lisa Alther
Never rely on the glory of the morning nor the smiles of your mother-in-law. - Japanese Proverb
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. -Chinese Proverb
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
For the Mom Who Does Everything (from Squidoo)
Mom, I know you do the dishes
And I know you cook the food
I know you scrub down all the floors
Even when you're in a bad mood.
And every night you walk the dog
While I'm watching all my shows
On Thursday's you take out the trash
And every spring you wash the windows.
Mom, I know you're sad I'll go someday
And leave you all alone
But right now I'm only 35
So what other place could I call home?
Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day
With little time to stop and pray
For life's been anything but calm
Since You called on me to be a mom
Running errands, matching socks
Building dreams with building blocks
Cooking, cleaning, and finding shoes
And other stuff that children lose
Fitting lids on bottled bugs
Wiping tears and giving hugs
A stack of last weeks mail to read
So where's the quiet time I need?
Yet when I steal a minute, Lord
Just at the sink or ironing board
To ask the blessings of Your grace
I see then, in my small one's face
That you have blessed me
All the while
And I stop to kiss
That precious smile
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