Mother's Day Poems and Quotes
Want to make a very special Mother's Day gift for Mom this year? These short Mother's Day poems and inspirational Mother's Day quotes are the perfect addition to any Mother's Day photo book
Short Mother's Day Poems
These are just a bit of a jump start to help get you started creating the text in your Mother's Day photo memory book. But you should also get creative! No words mean as much to Mom as YOUR words... so use these as a springboard for creating throughtful words and poems of your own.
Mothers are the place where love
And happiness rings out like bells
In honor of our birth.
Mothers are the sun that lights
For life our inner sky,
So we may know that we are loved
And need not question why.
Mothers are the moon that shines
Upon our black despair,
So even when we weep, we know
That someone's always there.
Whatever fear, or stress, or pain
Might them to anger move,
We know that underneath the storm
We have, always, their love.
Mom, Shining Star
Mom you are a shining star though the world doesn't know your name.
You have no fancy title like Baroness or Dame.
Mom you really are a star, my mother mentor and friend.
A Nobel Prize for motherhood is what I'd recommend.
And if I won the lottery I'd share my win with you.
I'd take you Mom on a spending spree each day the whole year through!
You may not be famous, as your face is known to few.
But Mom I think you are wonderful and I'm so proud of you!
M - O - T - H - E - R
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell
A word that means the world to me.
Nobody knows of the work it makes
To keep the home together.
Nobody knows of the steps it takes,
Nobody knows - but Mother.
I Love You, Mom
Mom's smiles can brighten any moment,
Mom's hugs put joy in all our days,
Mom's love will stay with us forever
and touch our lives in precious ways...
The values you've taught,
the care you've given,
and the wonderful love you've shown,
have enriched my life
in more ways than I can count.
I Love you Mom!
A Mother's Love
A picture memory brings to me;
I look across the years and see
Myself beside my mother's knee.
I feel her gentle hand restrain
My selfish moods, and know again
A child's blind sense of wrong and pain.
But wiser now,
a man gray grown,
My childhood's needs are better known.
My mother's chastening love I own.
~John Greenleaf Whittier~
A Wonderful Mother
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He moulded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.
~By Pat O'Reilly~
I Had a Mother
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I, you can never be,
I had a mother who read to me.
I Said A Mother's Prayer for You
I said a Mother's Day prayer for you
to thank the Lord above
for blessing me with a lifetime
of your tenderhearted love.
I thanked God for the caring
you've shown me through the years,
for the closeness we've enjoyed
in time of laughter and of tears.
And so, I thank you from the heart
for all you've done for me
and I bless the Lord for giving me
the best mother there could be!
Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore by that dear name I have long called you,
You who are more than mother unto me,
And filled my heart of hearts, where death installed you,
In setting my Virginia's spirit free.
My mother -- my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are the mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
But that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul that its soul-life.
~Edgar Allan Poe~
Inspirational Mother's Day Quotes and Sayings
"Mothers have eyes in the backs of our heads." ~Author Unknown~
"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."
"The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until the children are in bed."
"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." ~Lin Yutang~
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." ~George Washington~
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." ~Abraham Lincoln~
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." ~Abraham Lincoln~
"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." ~Honore' de Balzac~
"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." ~Oscar Wilde~
"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh~
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." ~Author Unknown~
"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." ~Henry Ward Beecher~
"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~
"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes~
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving~
A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done. ~Anonymous~
Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage~
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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