Friday, May 2, 2008

MOTHERHOOD

Chinese Proverb
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

I love being a mother...I am more aware. I feel things on a deeper level. I have a kind of understanding about my body, about being a woman.
- Shelley Long

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. - Jewish Proverb


Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart. - German Proverb

Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality especially while you struggle to keep your own.
- Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons




Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.
- Jane Welsh Carlyle



The greater love is a mother's; then come dog's; then a sweetheart's. - Polish Proverb


Children and mothers never truly part -
Bound in the beating of each other's heart.
- Charlotte Gray




An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. - Spanish Proverb




Proverbs 31:26-28
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household. And eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.



The greatest battle that ever was fought -
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not:
It was fought by the mothers of men.
- Joakuin Miller




Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined.
- John S C Abbott


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.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh




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




The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.
- Hamilton Wright Mabie



Like mother, like daughter. - 16th century Proverb
What the child says, he has heard at home. - African Proverb
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. - Chinese Proverb
"A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap." - Danish Proverb
Summer is the mother of the poor. - Italian Proverb
Children are a bridge to Heaven. - Persian Proverb
What the daughter does, the mother did.- Jewish Proverb
An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.- Spanish proverb
In every woman there is a Queen. Speak to the Queen and the Queen will answer.- Norwegian Proverb
Gratitude is the heart's memory.- French Proverb
There is no home that is not twice as beautiful as the most beautiful city.- West African Proverb
A baby us an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.- French Probverb
Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart.- Danish Proverb
Children are poor men's riches.- English Proverb
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.- Chinese Proverb
To understyand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.- Chinese Proverb

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