Sunday, May 8, 2011


M... is for the million things she gave me,
O... means only that she's growing old,
T... is for the tears she shed to save me,
H... is for her heart of purest gold;
E... is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
R... means right, and right she'll always be.
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
-- Howard Hohnson (c. 1915)

Blessed is the Mother...
Who can hold onto her children while letting them go;
Who puts a tranquil home ahead of an immaculate house;

Who knows a kind act will be remembered longer than an easy word;
Who really believes that prayer changes things;

Whose faith in the future sweetens the present;
Whose Bible never needs dusting;
 Whose sense of humor is alive and well.

-- The Promoter

"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)

"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face." -- George Eliot

"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary." -- Dorothy C. Fisher (1879-1958)

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." -- Oscar Wilde

"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 (1st President of U.S.A.)

"No one is poor who had a godly mother" -- Abraham Lincoln (16th President of U.S.A.)

"My mother was the making of me." Thomas Alva Edison (American Inventor)

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." -- Robert Fulghum

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love." -- Mildred B. Vermont

"The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven." -- William Goldsmith Brown

"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

"If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam." -- Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)

"All mothers are working mothers." -- Author Unknown

"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

"Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." -- Marion C. Garretty

"She gave me love, as well as life; so whatever goodness I may bring to earth began with the gift of my mother's heart."
-- Robert Sexton

Wishing all my readers, subscribers, followers and friends a very HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!!


Tiger said...

Happy mother's day to you, Paula!
Never met you or your family yet, but I'm quite sure you are a great mom too!

masterwordsmith said...

Hi Tiger!

Thanks so much for your warm wishes and kind comment.

Parenting is certainly the most difficult job in the world and you and your dear wife are doing a great job!

Take care and God bless you and yours always.


Nurie said...

Thanks for the post...makes me warm and glowing inside thinking of my late mom and how blessed I am to be a mom :-)

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Nurie

You are most welcome! Thanks for reading and for taking the time and trouble to share your thoughts.

Keep in touch and have a great weekend.

May the Almighty bless you and yours always.