As Mothering Sunday approaches our thoughts naturally turn to giving Mothers Day gifts
As we approach Mothering Sunday, all the images we see are of flowers, and chocolates, and sentimental Mothers Day gifts (link to the shopping page) designed to prompt us into finding a special something to celebrate the day.
It is a fact of life that we were all children once and by definition someone’s child. We all have Mother’s and because of that fact we should all consequently have a perspective on “Motherhood”. Of course a personal view of what “Motherhood” should be will and does differ greatly from person to person depending on experience either as a child or for at least 50% of us, as potentially a Mother.
Of course, a personal view of what “Motherhood” should be, will and does differ greatly from person to person depending on experience either as a child or for at least 50% of us, as potentially a Mother.
So what does it mean to be a “Mother”?
There is no answer, and, different implications emotions and ideas will always prevail depending to whom the question is posed. We all have a very personal view of “Motherhood” and below are some thoughts on the subject.
“A Mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path” Agatha Christie
“There’s no bitch on earth like a Mother frightened for her kids” Steven King
“God could not be everywhere so he made Mothers” Jewish Proverb
“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my Mother” Abraham Lincoln
“That strong Mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in” Lauryn Hill
“I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It’s chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one” Paul Simon
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there” Robert Browning
“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a Mother’s love is not” James Joyce
“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever.” J.K.Rowling
“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
“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” Oscar Wilde
“The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.” Erich Fromm
Regardless of one’s views on Motherhood, the mere fact that we all were once children should motivate us to make the forthcoming Mother’s Day special for someone.