Sunday, May 9, 2010

For My Mother...

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is." ~Keith L. Brooks
(NC for me!)

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
(Thank you for being a sacrificial giver.)

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman
(My mom taught me to be hardworking in the home.)

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh
(And beautiful)

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln
(The truest gift I ever recieved.)

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. ~Pearl S. Buck
(My  mom is both but leans heavily to the latter!)

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce
(And turtlenecks and socks and hats and mufflers... I happen to have a very cold-natured mom!)

Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir
(Poor dads!)

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
(Never thought I'd find myself saying the same momisms as my mama so often!)

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. ~Spanish Proverb
(Praise God for a Christian mom!)

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along. ~Margaret Culkin Banning
(And she almost always took us along...)

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
(Thanks for thinking of me mom!)

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle
(My mama needs 20, two for every child and 4 for my dad!)

It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~The Golden Girls
(Sorry daddy, and I guess that's why you didn't allow us to watch that show!)

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. ~Aristotle
(Luckily I look just like mine-- he has nothing to fear!)

My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. ~Graycie Harmon
(And often her songs too, Sally Harper PTA!)

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving
(How many times has my mom tried to relieve my heartache?)

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther
(Multi-tasking is a gift!  Still not sure how she kept the house so clean!)

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~Victor Hugo
(I remember sleeping in those arms through many a church service!)

Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What's that suppose to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing. ~Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987
(Boy does my mom ever agree!)

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
~George Cooper
(And there will never be another like her!)

A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don't even have. ~Robert Brault
The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests. ~Author Unknown

Lord thank you for my mother.  Just as my mother embraced her calling, please help me to remember the importance of my duty as mother to my own children. ~Amen

1 comment:

Pam said...

Himilce, I love this post. You make me laugh all the time. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom (It makes me long for a little chat and a cup of coffee with her/or maybe some of that Southern sweet tea would be the thing:) She is indeed a treasure and so are you.
Thanks for the post, those quotes are great and a heart stirring reminder that we should stand strong in that wonderful place called "Motherhood"; it is indeed one of the greatest occupations the Lord ever created.