Mother's Day is Sunday so I thought I'd devote the rest of this week to that special day. Today is Wednesday, which we refer to as hump day, since we've climbed up the work mountain from Monday and now we can slide down the backside and have two days of rest, relaxation and fun.
But for a mother, there is no hump day because her weekends involve laundry, housecleaning, yard work, taxi service to and from dance, ball
games and a million other things.
So let's hear it for the mothers, who work at a dozen jobs when you consider how much they do. Mercy! Wouldn't you hate to see an itemized list and have to add up the paycheck for even a week's worth of what they do?
Today I'm posting quotes from some folks you might recognize about mothers and how much we appreciate them.
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
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.
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont
The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
~William Goldsmith Brown
If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault
A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. ~Peter De Vries
If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam. ~Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown
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
All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown
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
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul
Mother — that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage
A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men — from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. ~Jewish Proverb
A mother understands what a child does not say. ~Author Unknown
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. ~Phyllis Diller
Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother’s Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs an annual nudging, like our enthusiasm for the battle of Bunker Hill. ~John Erskine
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
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories. ~John Wilmot