"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." -- Jewish proverb
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." -- Honore' de Balzac (1799-1850)
"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." -- Lin Yutang
"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 (1732-1799)
"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1907- )
"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." -- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." --Author Unknown
Poem submitted by Cloud
again your kindly, smiling face i see.
do i but dream? and do my eyes deceive?
again you whisper through the years to me.
i dream once more i sit upon your knee,
and hear sweet counsel that i should not grieve;
my hand in yours at twilight time as we
talk low, and i your dear caress receive.
At times i see your face with sorrow wrung,
until, somewhat confused, i scarce believe
that i still dream. your friends when you were young,
your own great hopes, your cheer and laughter free
in some weird way are strangely haunting me.
O mother of my childhood's pleasant days,
still whispering courage and dispelling fears,
are you a dream come from my younger years,
and know my triumphs or my inner tears.
that quickly cease when you close by me seem?
let me sleep on, dear God, if i but dream.
The earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600's, England celebrated a day called "Mothering Sunday". Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent. "Mothering Sunday" honored the mothers of England.