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From she who I was born

May 7, 2011

“My mother was the making of me.” – Thomas Edison



“You are the caretaker of the generations, you are the birth giver,” the sun told the woman. “You will be the carrier of the universe.” – Brule Siox



“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm





“The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. 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 to become fully independent.” – Erich Fromm



“Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone


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“In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other, the tranquil sky reflected on the face of the mother nursing the child.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh


“Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. She is the one they can count on for the things that matter most of all. She is their food and their bed and the extra blanket when it grows cold at night; she is their warmth and their health and their shelter; she is the one they want to be near when they cry. She is the only person in the whole world in a whole lifetime who can be these things to her children. There is no substitute for her. Somehow even her clothes feel different to her children’s hands from anybody else’s clothes. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.” – Katharine Butler Hathaway


“The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation. What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this: to be a Mother.” – Joseph Cardinal Mindzenty



“The older I get the more of my mother I see in myself.” – Nancy Friday


“I would like them to be the happy end of my story.” – Margaret Atwood

(My very long story, God willing.)

“Her children will rise up and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who were born from a woman.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2011 6:25 am

    Loved.

  2. Anita permalink
    May 12, 2011 5:48 pm

    Thank you for posting such a beautiful tribute (if I may call it that) to Mother’s. God Bless you.

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