Favorite Quotations ~  Motherhood, 3 Birth of a Mother: How the Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever

"A mother is the truest friend we have." ~ Washington Irving

The decision to have a child is to accept that your heart will forever walk about outside of your body. ~ Katherine Hadley

A mother's love is like a circle, it has no beginning and no ending. It keeps going around and around ever expanding, touching everyone who comes in contact with it. ~ Art Urban

The mother-child relationship is very paradoxical. 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 become fully independent. - Erich Fromm

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face. ~ George Eliot

Blaming mother is just a negative way of clinging to her still. ~ Nancy Friday

Listen to your mother. Mothers are always right. ~ Brian Baldinger, Kids' Little Instruction Book, 1996

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~ Marion C. Garretty

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to making leaning unnecessary. ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher

I always wanted children, but not until they were actually part of my life did I realize that I could love that fiercely, or get that angry. ~ Cokie Roberts, I Love Being a Mom, 2004

As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible and trust God with the impossible. ~ Ruth Bell Graham

Mothers are all slightly insane. ~ J. D. Salinger, Catcher in the rye

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