Thursday, May 9, 2013

The One about Mother's Day

Instead of my usual diatribe about the torture of Mother's Day for me this year I am trying to embrace the day.  Why?  Because this year my baby turned 21 and I am now the Mother of a full grown adult.

Well in numbers at least!

I wish everyone a wonderful Mother's Day and remember, gifts should be from the children, not the hubby!  Cos' you are not his Mom!

On Mothers and Mother’s Day 

Collection copyright 1999-2012 © Jone Johnson Lewis

• "A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother — and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment." -- Anna Jarvis, promoter of the establishment of Mother's Day

• "To nourish children and raise them against odds is any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons." -- Marilyn French

• "Women's rights in essence is really a movement for freedom, a movement for equality, for the dignity of all women, for those who work outside the home and those who dedicate themselves with more altruism than any profession I know to being wives and mothers, cooks and chauffeurs, and child psychologists and loving human beings." -- Jill Ruckelshaus

• "Motherhood is neither a duty nor a privilege, but simply the way that humanity can satisfy the desire for physical immortality and triumph over the fear of death." -- Rebecca West

• "My mother could make anybody feel guilty -- she used to get letters of apology from people she didn't even know." -- Joan Rivers

• "The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -- and let the air out of the tires." -- Dorothy Parker

• "A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease." -- Elizabeth Gaskell

• "No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement." -- Florida Scott-Maxwell

• "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

• "Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground." -- Zora Neale Hurston

• "At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent." --Golda Meir

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