A small collection of quotes on being a mother. And a revised note to my own Mother.

I am a pain in the ass.  I have never claimed that I am perfect.  From age 3, when I apparently said my first cuss word, then not saying them out loud…only in my head, to back around to being mostly unfiltered once again.  I am wild.  I ran in the woods from the time I got home from school until the last light was left.  My mother had to pick burrs out of my hair, get ticks off me, and I had paint myself with nail polish once just to cover chigger bites.  I can’t remember if I had a leech on me, but I know I got one off my friend.  I played with frogs and one of my grandmother’s told me my warts, yes I had them on my fingers, came from the frogs.  I have 2 speeds.  FULL out and then off.  I love so deeply it hurts my soul to see others in pain, but make me mad and you will wish you had not.  I allow more than I should at times and I see too much.  And I was once told that perhaps I wouldn’t be able to have children…but I did.  Two girls.  You know that thing mother’s tell you?  I hope you have one just like you?  Well I had two…luckily for me they are half me and half their father.  Not one of us is perfect and we are all doing the best we can.  My mother told me I never came with a rule book, and to be sure, even if I had, it wouldn’t have been written in a language she could understand.  But mom, I love you and I appreciate you.  No matter what and I know that you love me right back.  ~Aimee

A few for you to share:

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

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.  ~Peter De Vries

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.  ~Honoré de Balzac

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

All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown

A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.  ~Author Unknown

A favorite:

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, “where mother is.”  ~Keith L. Brooks

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If you’re missing your mother:

I know you are listening from above. There’s nothing that I value more than your love. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, your memories will always keep me smiling. ~Unknown

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk in my own garden forever. ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Mothers never really die, they just keep the house up in the sky, They polish the sun by day and light the stars that shine at night, keep the moonbeams silvery bright and in the heavenly home above they wait to welcome those they love. ~Helen Steiner Rice

 

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