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"Mother's Day is in honor of the best Mother who ever lived
~ the Mother of your heart ~"
~ Anna Jarvis ~

"The most important thing a father can do
for his children is to love their mother."
~ Author Unknown ~

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 troubles thicken 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 (1783-1859)

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."
-- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."
-- Jewish proverb

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."
-- Lin Yutang

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."
-- Honore' de Balzac (1799-1850)

Her children rise up and bless her.
Proverbs 31:28

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
-- George Washington (1732-1799)

"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1907- )

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you...
Isaiah 66:13

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
-- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Honor your Father and Mother
(which is the first commandment with a promise).
That it may be well with you,
and that you may live long on the earth.
Ephesians 6:2-3

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
-- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

To love and be loved is like being warmed by the sun from both sides at once.
Author Unknown

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother."
--Abraham Lincoln

"There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way."
-- Andrew Jackson

"I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring it."
-- Rose Kennedy

"Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family. But here again, because there is nothing to sell, there is a very general disposition to regard a married woman's work as no work at all, and to take it as a matter of course that she should not be paid for it."
-- George Bernard Shaw

"In all my efforts to learn to read, my mother shared fully my ambition and sympathized with me and aided me in every way she could. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother."
-- Booker T. Washington

"Woman knows what man has long forgotten, that the ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family."
-- Clare Boothe Luce

Listen to your Father who begot you,
And do not despise your Mother when she is old.
Proverbs 23:22

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.
~~Robert Frost

Mothers must be angels on earth, always at hand to doctor scraped knees, boost dampened spirits, and guide us through the minor setbacks in life. They must be models of inspirations, patient counselors, and sterling examples. They must be everything to everybody.

As children age, they begin to realize the value of a mother's love and the enormous depth of her commitment. No relationship we form can ever be as close or profound.

Let your Father and your Mother be glad,
and let her rejoice who gave birth to you.
Proverbs 23:25

When Jesus therefore saw His mother,
and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby,
He said to His mother, "Woman behold, your son!"

Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!"
And from that hour the disciple took her into his own household.
John 19:26-27

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