Posted by on May 8, 2011 in Encouragement, Family, Great quotes, Life Philosophy, Mom stuff, Mothers and daughters, Parenting | 2 comments

Thoughts have scattered this morning, fallen rice on marble tile.  I simply can't manage to sweep all the grains into one pile. So instead of sharing my own words, I'll borrow from another and then another, words I found myself in…and maybe you will, too.

It will be gone before you know it. The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher. Then suddenly they disappear.
- Dorothy Evslin

The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. 
- David 0. McKay

Our children are not going to be just "our children" – they are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.
- Mary S. Calderone

To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. 
- Spencer W. Kimball

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see — or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. 
- Alice Walker

Motherhood is the greatest potential influence in human society. Her caress first awakens in the child a sense of security; her kiss the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world. Thus in infancy and childhood she implants ever-directing and restraining influences that remain through life.
~ David O. McKay

A mother understands what a child does not say. 
- Jewish Proverb

Her dignity consists in being unknown to the world; her glory is in the esteem of her husband; her pleasures in the happiness of her family. 
- Jean Rousseau

The role of mother is probably the most important career a woman can have. 
-Janet Mary Riley

Making the decision to have a child – it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
- Elizabeth Stone

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women have done excellently, 
but you surpass them all."

- Proverbs 31: 28, 29

 

Happy Mother's Day!