Fueled by Love: The Power of Mom
I tried to write something wise and insightful about mothers, but I lack the necessary prerequisites—wisdom and insight. Anyway, I also know that many more qualified people have already written about mothers. So, I decided to share their wisdom about motherhood. I hope you enjoy it.
· “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone
· “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.)
· “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”– Abraham Lincoln
· “My mother was the making of me.” –Thomas Alva Edison (American Inventor)
· “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.” — Mildred B. Vermont
· “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
· “Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” — T. DeWitt Talmage
· “On Mother’s Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines: You’re my mother, I would have no other!” — Forest Houtenschil
· “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” — William Makepeace Thackeray
· “Now that… my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together. The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations. Thank you!” — Forest Houtenschil
Mothers change the world. They profoundly influence their child’s identity, values, and ability to relate to others in a loving, compassionate way. Their influence ripples out from their children to the school…to the community…and, ultimately, to the culture. As adults, we hear our mothers speak to us in our conscience, we see our mother’s actions in our habits, and we feel our mother’s love as we care for our own children. Really, mothers are powerful and the fuel of their power comes from a deep, never-ending love.
Thanks Mom for the grace and love you shared with us, the example you set for us. You changed our lives…and you changed our world.