Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to ALL Moms


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

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love, fixed in permanent outline forever? ~Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests. ~Author Unknown

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~Abraham Lincoln

23 comments:

Annie Coe said...

Lovely. I am going to send all of these to my mom :-).

OH MY #6 said...

I love this post.

lea

willow said...

I love those.

Juliette said...

Happy Mother's day dear Yoli! Hope you have a fantastic weekend with your beautiful children (and hubby too of course).

Chandan said...

happy mother's day to you too... there was one quote for the day in today's paper along with abe lincon's ... something lke, ``mother's of teenagers know why some animals eat their young alive..''
I did not found it too funny... my mom did ;-)

Mélanie said...

lovely post ! I love all these quotes

Mohamed Habibi said...

"Aucun fils ne sait vraiment que sa mère mourra et tous les fils se fâchent et s'impatientent contre leurs mères, les fous si tôt punis."

Le livre de ma mère d'Albert Cohen

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I LOVE that photo! And the quotes too.
Beautiful post! Happy Mother's Day to you!
Becky

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

OK, that picture is perfect!! Love it!

Barbara said...

How appropriate - my son gave me an elephant statue for mother's day.

aminah said...

oh that was a real treat reading all your new posts...so inspiring

Gillian said...

Yoli!!!
Happy Mothers day to you my friend!!!! Yes~
and I loved all your quotes. They are all so TRUE!!!
Enjoy your day with your beautiful children.
(I will do the same :D)
xo

José Luis said...

Nice thoughts.
Happy Mother's Day Yoli!
¡Feliz Día de la Madre!

FishermansDaughter said...

Dear Sweet Yoli

I can always count on your blog for infusions of breathless beauty. Wishing you a very happy Mother's Day.

ox

rochambeau said...

Happy Mother's Day Yoli!
I will never know what it is to be a mother, but I do admire you very much. Beautiful quotes and a tender photograph. Have a great day!
xo
Constance

Karen Cole said...

How glad I am that I stopped by today. The photo is wonderful and the quotes are all perfect.

Happy Mother's Day to you !!!!!

Annie Coe said...

I love this photo of the elephants so much I could cry :-). Happy Mother's Day Yoli!

Margaret Miracle said...

Beautiful!!! Happy Mother's Day!

paris parfait said...

Dear Yoli, Wishing you a very special Mother's Day! Your two little ones are very lucky to have you as a mom. xoxox

redmaryjanes said...

Beautiful quotes Yoli. Happy Mothers Day to you...

Arch at Rang said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too:-)

Thanks for the lovely email.
Really appreciate it!

Arch

birdtweets said...

and to be a MiMi is just another phase of this miracle name mothering. thank you very much for your visit and comment :)
your friend, bird tweet robin from down the road

Cicada Studio said...

To me elephants are the most tender creatures on earth- they can almost bring me to tears with their inner beauty. These are beautiful quotes.

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I love some of the items you posted. Very nice!