Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!

We were lucky to have four babies born in our family in 2005! Kelsey, Abigail, Mathias, and Lindy made their appearences from September to February! Welcome babies, and Happy Mother's Day to Rhonda, Sara, Laetitia, and Kristie!

I celebrated by making a picnic lunch for my daughter and her friend and dropping them off at the pony club for the afternoon, then settling down to read 'We have to Talk about Kevin' - OK - a strange choice for a Mother's Day read, but I just got in in the mail and had to peek. Was I the only person who SNICKERED through the whole thing? It was so rambling, so pointless, and so wallowing in emotion from afar (how did the author manage to bore me with a story about a psycopath?) I remember reading that this author had never had any kids, and maybe that's the reason. The passion you feel is missing - unless I'm missing the point, and the narrator is the psycopath - being so far removed from emotion herself.
Soooooo - I skipped and skimmed and read the last few pages then Snickered, and had to go back and read a bit more to see if I could stir up any kind of interest, but could not. The author made murder and mayhem boring. Is that literature? I seem to remember the book got really good reviews too - probably from people who'd never had kids and were patting themselved on the back...

Mother's Day - Happy Mother's Day to my MOM!

"What the child says, he has heard at home." - African Proverb

"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 (1732-1799)

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." - Lin Yutang

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." - Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." - Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

"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 (1907- )

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." - Jewish proverb

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." - Honore' de Balzac (1799-1850)

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." - Author Unknown

"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 endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." - Washington Irving (1783-1859)

(and a few of my favorites:)

W. Somerset Maugham:
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which brings worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.

Florida Scott-Maxwell:
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.



S. W. Vaughn said...

Aaaaaawwwww!!! How adorable!!

And a happy Mother's Day to you. That last quote is perfect. :-)

FeyRhi said...

Great quotes Sam! And what an adorable baby! Love those pudgy cheeks!
Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Wynn Bexton said...

Happy MOther's Day, Sam. Cute pix, interesting blog and great quotes. My day has been awesome. Wait til I get to post (finally my computer is back in action!) I'll get caught up tomorrow.

Bernita said...

I love George...