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  • April 24, 2023 4 min read

    Motherhood! A mixture of heartache and joy.

    To be a mother is a privilege and a sacrifice. To say that there is a greater role, we can not.

    Although many of us know the challenges of Motherhood, when it comes to expressing our love and thanks on a card, we fall short.

    That's why this year, we are borrowing the words of others to say exactly how we feel.

    Here are our most loved quotes about motherhood to encourage mum on Mother’s Day.


    1. Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes.

    Oh yes, a mothers love and hopes for her children endure. Thank mum this year for her undying loyalty and support during your childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and into the grown years.


    2. "When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth." - Mitch Albom.

    Tell her that you can see how much she loves you. Let her know that you picked up all the ways she has shown you that you are her pride and joy. Your mum will feel like her efforts to nurture and care have been received and experience great joy.


    3. "A mother is she whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Meymillod.

    Mums like to know that they are irreplaceable. Show her that she is one of a kind, invaluable and treasured beyond expression. Tell her that forever she will hold a special space in your heart and nothing or nobody will change that.


    4. "A child’s first teacher is its mother." - Peng Liyuan.

    Thank her for what she has taught you. Let her know what you learnt  from her; the morals, values and virtues she demonstrated throughout your life; the things done, not often said. 


    5. "The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." - Honore de Balzac.

    Let mum know that you are thankful for her forgiveness. Tell her you saw how she took the high road and gave grace to those around her. To forgive is an attribute of strength; let her know that she is strong and courageous. 


    6. "Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing." - Ricki Lake.

    As a mother, there is nothing better than being appreciated. In a world that celebrates beauty, and success, the work of a mother can be downplayed. Acknowledging that motherhood is hard helps mum to feel seen. Proclaiming that motherhood is great, places value on all she does and restores to her the dignity and respect that she deserves.


    7. "Motherhood changes everything." - Adriana Trigiani.

    The kind of woman your mother is, determines so many things. When it comes to parenting, often it is said, it is not so much what is taught but what is caught. We learn by example, not by lecture.

    The importance of having a mother that is present, mature and growing can not be overestimated. Who she is determines how her children experience so much of life. Let your mum know that you are grateful for the battles she fought on your behalf.


    8. "There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing." - Billy Sunday.

    We think it is important to let our mums know which words she spoke to us meant the most. Why not share with her the special things you remember she said that warmed your heart and lifted your soul.

    Be specific, there is nothing more connective than sharing special memories. Did she sing to you as a child? Is there a phrase she repeated to you over and over throughout your life? Share with her the impact her words had on you.


    9. "Men are what their mothers made them."- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    We love these words because they tell of the power mothers have to shape their children. Sure, children have the responsibility once they are grown to take how they were raised and use it for good or for evil.

    However, there can be no doubt, especially in the early years, that mothers mould their children into the kind of person they are to become. While it is true that we can become good citizens even if our parents were not, good citizens are often nurtured from before birth.

    Let mum know the part she played in your success and achievements.


    10. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” - Oprah.

    There are many definitions of what it means to be a spiritual teacher. When we read this quote we think of words such as mentor and leader. To lead spiritually is to help one find their purpose.Mums who not only care for their child's physical well being, but also nourish their soul are spiritual teachers.

    If your mum helped you open up to the wonder found in the world, prompted you to consider profound questions, introduced you to prayer and meditation, encouraged you towards not only getting a good job but also discovering your life's purpose - let her know that she has been your greatest spiritual teacher.


    Read about thoughtful Mother's Day ideas or take a look at our beautiful Mother's Day gift selection to gain some fresh inspiration before the big day!

    Daughter handing out a flower to mum