For all Moms:
(These quotes were taken from 'If Mothers Were Flowers I'd Pick You' published by History & Heraldry in 2009, a little book-cum-key chain a student gave me. Read and choose one that fits you best.)
A Mother's first gift is life, the second is love and the third is understanding.
Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play. - Lotte Bailyn
To become a mother is not hard, to be a mother is.
There's no such thing as a non-working mother. - Hester Mundi
A Mother's love is a garden where the sun always shines and the season is always Spring.
Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart. -German proverb
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. -Josh Billings
Mother is another word for love.
Now, as always, the most automated appliance in the household is the mother. -Beverly Jones
Mothers are the most incisive philosophers. -Harriet Beecher Stowe
A mother's love transcends time and circumstances and endures forever.
A mother's patience is like a tube of toothpaste - it's never quite all gone.
A mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after.
-Peter de Vries
This would be a better world for children if parents had to eat the spinach. - Groucho Marx, 'Animal Crackers'
A baby is an alimentary canal with a loud voice at the end and no responsibility at the other.
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. - Fran Lebowitz
MY PERSONAL FAVORITE:
The most difficult thing for a mother to remember is that other people have perfect children too.
Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur. - Alvin Toffler
The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until all children are in bed.