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2 cups of love, 1 cup of kindness, etc. perfect recipe for Mom

This Sun., May 13, is Mother’s Day, the time set aside to honor all Mothers for the important roles they play.

The day traces its history back to 1905 when Anna Jarvis of Grafton, W.V., inspired by the death of her own mother, started a campaign to create “Mother’s Day.” In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day as a national holiday to be held on the second Sunday in May.

Here are some of the best quotes, remembrances and inspiration to celebrate and honor Mothers and Mother figures.

You may remember some of them and want to share them with others:

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

“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

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Unknown

“Moms are like buttons–they hold everything together.” – Unknown

“Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.” – Unknown

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

“I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.” – Antonio Villaraigosa

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Jewish proverb

“Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.” – Jodi Picoult

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” – Peter De Vries

“All mothers are working mothers.” – Unknown

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Adopting one child won’t change the world; but for that one child, the world will change.” – Unknown

“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

“They are not kidding when they say that mothers are strong women. We need to be strong in more ways than our children will ever know.” – M.B. Antevasin

All of the above quotes give us something to ponder about and make you want to say “hmm- mmm –  that’s really something to think about.”

Source: The following is one of our favorite recipes to put into practice and celebrate your “MOM,” “your Mother figure” or that “One Significant Person” who gave you unconditional “motherly-type” love through the years:

It’s called

MOM’s Homemade Happiness Recipe.

Mix together until well blended:

2 cups of LOVE

1 cup of KINDNESS

1 cup of LAUGHTER

3/4 cup of PATIENCE

Sprinkle in a generous amount of CARING and SHARING; then serve warmly with lots of HUGS and KISSES.

We hope all of you “special women” have a blessed, safe and happy Mother’s Day.