Being a mother means something different to everyone and every mother should be celebrated and honored. For some, motherhood began at the moment of adoption, for others it began at the moment of conception. Some women are mothers to many, none of which they share genetic ties but all of which they love as their own.
Many lessons are learned on a woman’s journey to motherhood, however, “the most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one” (Jill Churchill)1,2
Most mothers will agree that “a baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankrolls smaller, homes happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth loving for”.1 While often times, your hair may be more gray, your face shows more lines and your bank account goes through a dry spell, being a mother is something to be celebrated and embraced. Elizabeth Stone said it best when she said “making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body”.1
While you celebrate your mother, grandmother, aunt, or friend this Mother’s Day, don’t forget to celebrate your own motherhood and embrace your journey.
“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” —Gail Tsukiyama2
“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” —Robert A. Heinlein2
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” —Maya Angelou2
“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes2
“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever.” —J.K. Rowling2
“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” —Princess Diana2
“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 Loren2
“My mom is my hero. [She] inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that’s gotta be your hero.” —Tim McGraw2
“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” —Mary Mason
On this Mother’s Day and every other day, embrace your journey, your path to motherhood, and celebrate all of the mothers in your life!
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