We wish every day was Mother’s Day. That every day, the women who sacrifice so much for their children are reminded that they are valued and loved. Don’t forget to give your mom a present and tell her you love her, but also, maybe don’t forget to tell her thank you during the other months of the year, too.
We’ve searched to find quotes that help describe the profound influence a mother can have, in better words than we’re able to string together. All of these and more can be found in A Mother’s Love: Beautiful, Unconditional,…and Forever by Adams Media.
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched.
Maya Angelou, poet
By no amount of agile exercising of a wistful imagination could my mother have been called lenient. Generous she was; indulgent, never. Kind, yes; permissive, never. In her world, people she accepted paddled their own canoes, pulled their own weight, put their own shoulders to their own plows and pushed like hell.
Meryl Streep, actress
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
Tina Fey, actress
I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible—oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.
Angelina Jolie, actress
I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me, or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy.
M.L. Stedman, writer
Such a mysterious business, motherhood. How brave a woman must be to embark on it.
Reality check. With the warm and fuzzies out of the way, don’t miss these vintage illustrations that capture what being a mom is actually like. And if you still haven’t bought a Mother’s Day present yet, these 5, last-minute mom gifts should help.