No other word in the dictionary can mean different things to different people.
It means an anchor to some. A home to another. A tower of strength. A source of refuge.
A shoulder to cry on. A pillow to hug. A word of comfort. A healing balm.
that never lies. A hand that never lets go.
Here are a few snippets of what mothers have meant some:
‘My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected
in my daughters.’
- Michelle Obama
‘Mothers have the ability to liberate by love or, by neglect, to imprison. They’re our first teachers; they are our first loves.’
‘My mom is one of those people that you feel honored to meet. And no matter who you are, you fall in love with her because she is spiritual, she’s inspiring, she’s strong, she’s funny, she’s creative, she’s talented
…she’s everything that I want to be.’
‘All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.’
- 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
This Mothers Day there’s one word that can reflect what a mother truly is : appreciated.
Feel free to contribute what your mother has meant to you, on this blog.