Her children rise up and call her blessed.
Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.
—Kate Douglas Wiggin
But one thing on earth is better than the wife, and that is the mother.
Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. She is the one they can count on for the things that matter most of all. She is their food and their bed and the extra blanket when it grows cold in the night; she is their warmth and their health and their shelter; she is the one they want to be near when they cry. She is the only person in the whole world in a whole lifetime who can be these things to her children. There is no substitute for her. Somehow even her clothes feel different to her children’s hands from anybody else’s clothes. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.
—Katharine Butler Hathaway
To a child’s ear, “mother” is magic in any language.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
—William Makepeace Thackeray
In the heavens above
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, amid their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of “mother.”
—Edgar Allan Poe
Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.
God could not be in every place
With loving hands to help erase
The teardrops from each baby’s face,
And so He thought of mother.
He could not send us here alone
And leave us to a fate unknown
Without providing for His own
The outstretched arms of mother.
—George W. Wiseman
Old-fashioned motherhood never goes out of style, because it’s all about love. I made people to need love, and I intended for them to first experience that love through their mothers. Mothers are the embodiment of love and care and tenderness—love that even the tiniest baby can feel and respond to.
Love is the best thing in life! It’s the most important lesson anyone can ever learn and the greatest gift anyone can ever receive—and mothers teach it and give it like no one else. Life would go on fine without many things, but not without mothers. Old-fashioned motherhood is here to stay!
Excerpted from the book "The Wonder of Mothers", by Aurora Productions. Click here to purchase this Mother's Day gift book online.
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