Mothers are special but so are aunts, grandmother’s, teachers and everyone woman who takes care of others. Each mother’s day my grandmother would get me a mother’s day card, even before I had children. At first this confused me but she tenderly explained. I was a mother to lots of children. I was a teacher who was mothering and taking care of little one’s all day long. I was wiping their noses, teaching them to share, feeding them and watching over them and loving them a mother. This changed how I viewed mother’s day, even now as mother of two. I don’t think of the day as just a day to honor someone who gave birth to us. Though that is very special too, don’t get me wrong. I just now look at mother’s day as a day where we can honor not only our “mother” but those that are like mothers to us. Whether that mother figure is a friend, an older sister, a neighbor, a grandmother or a teacher, they should be thanked for all they do.
So who is like a mother to you, besides just your mom?
In honor of Mother’s Day, here are some of my favorite quotes. I hope you share these with whoever is like a mom to you.
If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.
-Claudia Adrienne Grandi
Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.
-Howard W. Hunter
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
Mother is a verb, not a noun. ~Proverb