I’m a Proud Mother


1. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while but their hearts forever.” —Unknown

2. “Being a mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field since the payment is pure love.” —Mildred B. Vermont

3. “The hand of a bride becomes the hand of a mother. Ever so gently she cares for her precious child. Bathing, dressing, feeding, comforting—there is no hand like mother’s. Nor does its tender care diminish through the years.” —Thomas S. Monson

4. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” —Linda Wooten

5. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” —Jodi Picoult

6. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.” —Unknown

7. “My mother gave me life and never asked for anything in return. That is her secret you know, always giving without any expectations. She is as constant as the sunrise, the moon, the stars, and I count on her. She helps me find my way through the years and makes me laugh while doing it. There are some things only a mother can do.” —Unknown

8. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone elses.” —Princess Diana

9. “A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” —Emily Dickinson

10. “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

11. “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 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

12. “Being a mom has made me so tired—and so happy.” —Tina Fey

13. “A mother’s love is whole no matter how many times it’s divided.” —Unknown

14. “I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me, or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy.” —Angelina Jolie

15. “There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust

16. “The bond between mothers and their children is defined by love. As a mother’s prayers for her children are unending, so are the wisdom, grace, and strength they provide to their children.” —President George W. Bush

17. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.” —Victor Hugo

18. “There is eternal influence and power in motherhood.” —Unknown

19. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Unknown

20. “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” —Stevie Wonder

21. “Motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is, … and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong.” —Donna Ball