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30 Happy Mother’s Day Quotes

By May 3, 2021June 19th, 2021No Comments

Sarah Linton

Professional & Personal Coach

Mother’s Day – More to Mum than being Mum

 

Reflections around Mother’s Day always get me thinking. In addition to your Mum being your Mum, she may also be your rock – your constant.

Do you call her after good & bad days & dates or simply call to fill her in about how your week is going?  Is your Mum the one that’s not afraid to be brutally honest with you — even when you don’t want to hear it — and never fails to give awesome advice?

When I was researching what others say about Mums and motherhood, it struck me how many of the most powerful references are from unknown sources. Partly because I know there will be many a mum who would put their name to them – including me!

One of my favourites!

“Behind every great child is a mum who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it all up” — Unknown

Ever felt like that? Enjoy this Mothers Day Gallery as a collection of moments. Happy Mother’s Day to all mums & those who take on the role of mum – sisters, aunties, cousins, girlfriends – you can also be mums we choose. Ladies – you all rock.

#1

Sometimes I open my mouth and my mother comes out….. or I look in the mirror and there she is looking straight back at me

- SARAH LINTON

#2

There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.

- JILL CHURCHILL

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Life doesn't come with a manual. It comes with a mother

- UNKNOWN

#6

The days are long but the years are short.

- GRETCHEN RUBIN

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#7

For when a child is born the mother also is born again.

- GILBERT PARKER

#8

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.

- ELAINE HEFFNER

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MD Flowers (4)

It’s not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.

- ANN LANDERS

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Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.

- LISA ALTHER

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MD Flowers (3)

Aunt; like a mum only cooler

- UNKNOWN

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To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.

- MAYA ANGELOU

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Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.

- SUSAN GALE

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If I look back at everything I’ve done in life, you’re easily the best thing I’ve ever created.

- UNKNOWN

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Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.

- EMILY DICKINSON

#1

Behind every great child is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it all up.

- UNKNOWN

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Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

- UNKNOWN

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Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.

- MILDRED B. VERMONT

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Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.

- REED MARKHAM

#1

He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark.

- J.K. ROWLING

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#2

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.

- MICHAEL JORDAN

#5

Great sisters get promoted to aunt.

- UNKNOWN

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#6

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.

- OPRAH WINFREY

#7

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.

- ERICH FROMM

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#8

There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.

- ELDER M. RUSSELL BALLARD

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There’s something really empowering about going, ‘hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ that’s the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just do.

- KATE WINSLET

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My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

- MARK TWAIN

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Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, and hold our breath, and hope we've set aside enough money to pay for our kids' therapy.

- MICHELLE PFEIFFER

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A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

- TENNEVA JORDAN

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You don't take a class; you're thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.

- JENNIE FINCH

#1

If I look back at everything I’ve done in life, you’re easily the best thing I’ve ever created.

- UNKNOWN

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Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.

- LEROY BROWNLOW

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Becoming Mum

As my own Mum walked into the Neo-natal ward to welcome her 20th grandchild (our firstborn) my hormones were running wild, yet my heart was bursting.

We were unable to cradle Joshua.  He was in an incubator, jaundiced and connected to a zillion tubes having arrived 6 weeks prematurely. Mum simply hugged us, celebrated us as new parents then turned to watch our little creation. Mum cradled her arms, rocked forwards & backwards as if she was holding him and hummed a lullaby. An automatic response for a mum of multiple babes.

Mother’s Day PEA ‘Pod’ – Mum 11 times over 

I recall feeling so present and thinking.  If Jj pulls through I can do this. It hit me like a bolt. This incredible woman had done this 11 times – me and my 10 siblings. Mum was the Pod for her 11 Peas. Those Peas created 21 Petit-Pois and the generations keep growing – we now celebrate 12 Sweet Peas as the family grows.  Every babe that she bought into the world was known to her as a gift.

Music, Faith and Family for Mother’s Day

 

Mum was a lady of immense creativity, intellect & resourcefulness.  Music was her expression. A beautifully imperfect woman who appeared to have the patience of a saint.  Her curious mind, which stayed away from judgment, enabled her to navigate her storms and live with grace. Mum will always be remembered for her Music, Faith and Family.

It’s 15 years since Mum passed to the room next door, yet I feel her wisdom & presence every day. I am grateful for the gift of being a Mum.  Fulfilling yet it’s been my most challenging role too.

Many words will honour Mums. For all, they represent. The reality and the raw of what it is to be an imperfect human doing their best.

Spoil yourself for Mother’s Day

Self Care is a vital part of being a Mum.
See our BLOG  Why SELF CARE is important – it’s more than just a bubble bath!

I know that being Mum sure has bought out the best and the worst in me.
The all and the ‘everythings’.

I am grateful each day for my 2 sons and how they have been 2 of my inspiring teachers in my evolution and growth.

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Sarah Linton

Sarah Linton

Sarah Linton is a Catalyst for change and impact specialising in making change a reality for personal and professional evolution. A former business leader at global organisations including the Walt Disney Company. A Director, Master Coach, Mum and Founder of Tides of Change & The WAVE.co.nz Sarah is passionately connected to her True North as a prolific creator of new horizons & holding that as a vision for her clients partnering across time zones in the UK, USA & Asia Pacific.

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