In honor of my mom and all moms out there, here are just a few of my favorite quotes about moms:
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” Cardinal Mermillod
A good mother is like a quilt: she keeps her children warm but doesn’t smother them.
A worried mom does better research than the FBI.
“Women who make a house a home make a far greater contribution to society than those who command large armies or stand at the head of impressive corporations.” Gordon B. Hinckley
“It is difficult to know what counts most in the world but I am beginning to see that the things that really matter take place not in the boardrooms, but in the kitchens of the world.” Gary Allen Sledge
“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” Henry Ward Beecher
A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.
Perhaps that last one is the one that rings truest to me today. My daughter is a little girl who’s grown up to be my friend; in many ways my best friend. At the same time, my mom is today my trusted friend. I still rely on her for so much wisdom and prayer and I see better today all that she sacrificed for me and know I am safe and healthy because of her prayers. She is so faithful to the mother of us all, Blessed Mary, and I know Mary is protecting me as I go about my days. Thank you mom for all you’ve done for me and thank you Kristen for making me proud. Most of all, thank you God for putting the two of them in my life.
Happy Mother’s Day!