The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along. ~Margaret Culkin Banning
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
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 trouble thickens 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
One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert
Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. ~Victoria Secunda
I cannot forget my mother. [S]he is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. ~Renita Weems

I grew up without my mother for a good part of my childhood. We hardly speak even today. I understand why she made some of the decisions that she did as a mother. Nevertheless, I have chosen not to be the mother that she was but to be the mother that God has called me to be.

My goal is that my children be able to say when they are adults that I was the mother that they needed.


  1. Anonymous says

    What beautiful quotes! Some of them are familiar to me, some are new treasures. (o: I also like the picture you posted…very sweet.

    I can only imagine what it must feel like for you & your own mother. You sound like a good & understanding woman, ready to “see her side”. Your children are blessed that you are choosing a better way for them & their childhood.

    My mother is dead two years now, my father 10 years, & I still miss them. I know I appreciated them both so much more after I’d grown up, married & started my own family. What is it about paying bills, spending a night with a sick child…in general, just taking one’s place in the adult world, that fosters appreciation for the generation before us?

    Have a wonderful day!

    P.S. How do you say your name? Is it Ha-DIE-us?


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