This day we honor and pray for those women who gave birth to us and raised us, those who are wives, aunts, godmothers, grandmothers and all who were/are like a mother to us. I’ve often thought that being a mother is the most important job in the world. When you think of the vital role she carries out in the family, the powerful influence on the development of her children, her often hidden heroism, the unconditional love she offers, the many sacrifices she makes for the well-being of her children, it reminds me of the love of Jesus. Here are some inspirational quotes taken from a book edited by Matthew Kelly entitled, The Thing About Mothers (available from www.DynamicCatholic.com).
“To me, being a mother is the greatest job in the world. Helping my girls through all the things life throws them, while also lifting them up so they can reach the stars and grab one! That’s what being a mom is all about – always being there – the shoulder to cry on, the cheerleader to never give up, the one that gives the standing ovation, the familiar hand to hold.” – Bobbie Rhoads
“Most mothers in today’s culture think they are supposed to be busy doing so much for their children… What babies need more than anything is a present and self-aware mother who is gentle with herself and grounded. This grounded presence is what helps wire a baby’s brain for the rest of their life.” – Colleen Crowley
“If I’ve learned anything as a mom with a daughter who’s three, I’ve learned that you cannot judge the way another person is raising their kid. Everybody is just doing the best they can. It’s hard to be a mom.” – Maggie Gyllenhaal
“Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is… and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” – Donna Bell
“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham LincolnBACK TO LIST