Happy Mother’s Day Weekend, celebrating Mothers and Motherhood!
Being a Mother is more than having given birth to a child. It is also the loving and caring for a little life completely dependent. Sleepless hours. Healing, treating wounds and comforting. Worrying. Nurturing. Teaching, reading, and guiding. Watching falls and helping back up to fall again. Reassuring. Laughter, tears, heartache and joy. Holidays, birthdays, celebrations. Cheering, building up, and supporting. Encouraging. Letting go.
Mothering — it’s all of that — and more.
Looking back now, my own Mother has been and continues to be a great influence on my life all these years later, with her Irish, Native American and homespun pearls of wisdom and advice still guiding and informing my thoughts; influencing choices and decisions in my life, writing and creative work every day.
“A Mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.” — Cardinal Gaspard Mermillod
“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his Mother more beautiful?” — Mahatma Gandhi
“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” ― Robert A. Heinlein
Abraham Lincoln may have expressed it best — “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”
Or maybe it was Rudyard Kipling — “God could not be everywhere, and therefore, he made Mothers.”
Or perhaps, it was William Makepeace Thackeray, who said — “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”
Adding my own wishes . . . . . .
Surely I am not the first,
and hopefully (poetically) not the worst,
to say it now — truer than true —
Wishing a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend to you!
Wishing a beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend to all the Mothers! Where would we all be without you? Be the reason your Mother smiles today! — Jim (and Red!)
“A Mother understands what a child does not say.” — Jewish Proverb
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey
When hugging a child, always be the last to let go. You never know how long they need it.