As we approach this 2020 Mother’s Day, we want to take a moment to say happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! And to all the grandmothers, sisters, aunts, daughters and friends! We also want to say thanks to our Moms for helping to pave the way for us. Things are surely different than the Mother’s Days we’ve celebrated in the past, but it gives us an opportunity to find new ways to make this day special in its very own way in 2020.
Sometimes we – and maybe it’s just us – can’t find the exact words to say, so we thought we’d share a few of our favorite quotes for Mother’s Day greetings. Hopefully a few of them will speak your language – and you can repurpose them this weekend.
Be her “B. M. F.” (Best Mom First)…and the friendship will follow. ~Dr. Michelle Deering
Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had. ~Linda Wooten
She taught me that fear is not an option. ~Diane Von Furstenberg
Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. ~ JK Rowling
Your sisters are the only people in the world who know what it’s like to have been brought up the way you were. ~Betsy Cohen
Friends are relatives you make for yourself. ~Eustache Deschamps
One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers. ~Iyanla Vanzant
The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation. ~James E. Faust
There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are super mom. ~Stephanie Precourt
To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. ~Maya Angelou
When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway. ~Erma Bombeck
If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. ~Italian Proverb
Parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure. ~Brené Brown
Working moms envy SAHMs until there’s a long weekend. SAHMs envy working moms until they see how their kids are dressed for the recital. ~Pen & Parent
Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. ~Marcy DeMaree
Successful Mothers are not the ones that have never struggled, they are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles. ~Sharon Jaynes
A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness. ~Proverbs
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
A few of our anonymous favorites:
Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.
Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.
MOM turned upside down spells WOW.
Only an aunt can give hugs like a mother, can keep secrets like a sister and share love like a friend.
If at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way your Mom told you to do it from the start.
Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.
Every day I wake up and think: how on earth did I become this much like my mother?
It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.
Silence is golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is suspicious.
Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and shows her that she is stronger than them.
My nickname is “Mom” but my full name is “Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom.”
Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
Some days she has no idea how she’ll do it. But every single day. It still gets done.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these quotes – and if some of them have resonated with you that you’ll use one in an email to somebody special in your life on Sunday. Or in a quick text. Or included with a spring bouquet – or tucked inside a box of dark chocolates!
Finally, Jill Churchill once said, There’s no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one. We can each heed that advice. Daily.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Lisa & Paula