I hope you’re having a nice Mother’s Day.
I know that for many, Mother’s Day is a touchy subject. In some cases, that’s because this is a reminder for children who’ve lost their mothers. In other cases, it’s because there are mothers who have had to see their own children die. In still others, it’s because there are women who have tried desperately and have, so far, failed to become mothers.
The list of reasons that the concept of Mother’s Day could cause certain amounts of upset could go on, with varying degrees of validity, depending on your point of view.
My pastor pointed out this morning that the spirit of a true mother, a nurturer, is something that every woman, no matter whether she has children of her own, should be able to embrace. If you’ve ever nurtured anyone, if you’ve ever helped someone try to develop to their highest potential or provided someone the encouragement, forgiveness or unconditional love that moved them from Point A to Point B in a way no one else could have, Mother’s Day celebrates you, too.
This week, I have compiled a short list of seven quotes about mothers everywhere. I hope you’ll take a moment to celebrate the motherhood of those around you, in whatever form it may take.
Here we go:
7 Quotations About Mothers
1. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” — Jane Sellman
2. “God could not be everywhere; therefore he invented mothers.” — Jewish Proverb
3. “Any mother could perform the job of several air traffic controllers with ease.” — Lisa Alther
4. “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool Mom.” — Unknown
5. “If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer hasn’t already been. — Robert Brault
6. “An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” — Spanish Proverb
7. “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
Thanks for reading the Sunday Seven and I hope you’ll be back next week!