Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mothers' Day Tribute

A very special Happy Mothers' Day! to all you 1 Smart Mamas out there.  

Take time to celebrate the woman in your life who makes those hard choices and sacrifices every day. Celebrate the businesswoman, the cook, the parent, the teacher, the household manager, the organizer, the housecleaner, the doctor, and the woman who manages to roll all of these things into one!

Feel free to share your own special mothers' day 'thank you' in the comments. Here's how some famous folks have paid tribute to mothers over the years. 

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"Her children arise up, and call her blessed." 
~Proverbs 31:28

Women know
The way to rear up children (to be just)
They know a simple, merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes, fitting baby-shoes
And stringing pretty words that make no sense.
And kissing full sense into empty words. 
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be --
I had a mother who read to me. 
~Strickland Gillilan.

"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 who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken 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

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother...I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." ~Abraham Lincoln.

"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

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