Mother’s Day

Hi Friends,

nAs 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.nnSometimes 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.nnBe her “B. M. F.” (Best Mom First)…and the friendship will follow. ~Dr. Michelle Deering nnBeing a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had. ~Linda WootennnShe taught me that fear is not an option. ~Diane Von FurstenbergnnLove as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. ~ JK RowlingnnYour sisters are the only people in the world who know what it’s like to have been brought up the way you were. ~Betsy CohennnFriends are relatives you make for yourself. ~Eustache DeschampsnnOne of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers. ~Iyanla VanzantnnThe influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation. ~James E. FaustnnThere 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 PrecourtnnTo describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. ~Maya AngelounnWhen 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 BombecknnIf nothing is going well, call your grandmother. ~Italian ProverbnnParenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure. ~Brené BrownnnWorking 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 & ParentnnGrandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. ~Marcy DeMareennSuccessful Mothers are not the ones that have never struggled, they are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles. ~Sharon JaynesnnA 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. ~ProverbsnnIt’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 LandersnnA few of our anonymous favorites:nnMother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.nnLife doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.nnMOM turned upside down spells WOW.nnOnly an aunt can give hugs like a mother, can keep secrets like a sister and share love like a friend.nnIf at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way your Mom told you to do it from the start.nnNothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.nnEvery day I wake up and think: how on earth did I become this much like my mother?nnIt’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.nnSilence is golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is suspicious. nnBirth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and shows her that she is stronger than them.nnMy nickname is “Mom” but my full name is “Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom.”nnHere’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.nnSome days she has no idea how she’ll do it. But every single day. It still gets done.nnWe 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!nnFinally, 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.nnHappy Mother’s Day!nLisa & Paulann