Widgets Passionate Colors Newsletter ~  #32 ~ Motherhood Motherhood

"Motherhood is an art." ~ Erma Bombeck

And every mother is an artist…

Satirist Erma Bombeck honored Motherhood as "the second oldest profession" and "the biggest on-the job training program in existence today."

Challenging and rewarding, being a mother means giving love unconditionally and giving your heart to discipline, your hands to create, and your mind to teach.

"The greatest lessons I have every learned were at my mother's knees… All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"My mother… taught me about family and hard work and sacrifice. She held steady through tragedy after tragedy. And she held our family… together through tough times." ~ Bill Clinton

"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

U.S. Presidents and other people of history attribute their success to the guiding force of their mother. Ronald Reagan credited his mother for teaching him "the value of prayer." Louisa Taft believed, "I do not believe we can love our children too much."

"Had it not been for my mother's faith in me at a critical time in my experiences, I should very likely never have become an inventor." ~ Thomas Edison

Over and over again, success comes with a mother's undying belief in her child's potential.

"The doctors told me I would never walk, but my mother told me I would, so I believed my mother." ~ Wilma Rudolph

Stranger on the Earth Called the fastest woman in the world, Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph triumphed over scarlet fever, pneumonia, and polio with the inspiration of her mother. Kissed by her mother's passion, the track star believed: "When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome."

"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power." ~ Maya Angelou

We think back through our mothers if we are women." ~ Virginia Woolf

My mother was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was a flame of compassion who worked hard and tended to everyone's needs. She lived her brief life with a gentle spirit of goodness. Every day, I aspire to be more like her--kind generous, smart. I fall short, but it is a great comfort to know that in my life I have a chance at excellence because of my mother's love.

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