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Happy Mother's Day

Updated on October 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day


God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers . ~Jewish Proverb


On this Mother’s Day, we wish to honor all of our moms, who strive endlessly to raise their children with a sense of worth, direction and purpose. It is not always such an easy task, as I’m sure my mother would attest to. There is not a job out there that is more hands-on or more fulfilling than being a mom. Motherhood is, at times, both frustrating and thankless. But it is also the most rewarding job around. Moms are our first love. And you know what they say; you never get over your first love.


Mothers set the example for the whole family to follow, no matter what the circumstances.  We don’t always agree with mom, that much is certain; perhaps to our way of thinking, mom could be downright mean.  But instinctively, we all knew that no matter what mom did or said, she had our best interests in mind. It may have taken some of us longer than others to figure that out, but eventually, we all finally understand.  Moms have a capacity to love that knows no bounds, recognizes no limitations and can encompass the world.  If only the world could love like mom.


I received a copy of the following letter on the first Mother’s Day after my mother passed away. Needless to say, I saw my mother in this letter, bringing both a tear and a smile to my face. After sharing it with my children, they too, saw their mom in these words. I happily share it with you today. I do not know the name of the author and have seen it posted on the elsewhere on the internet, always without an author's name. I wish to thank who ever it was, most sincerely.

So, this is for all you Moms.

We Love You.


A mother understands what a child does not say. ~Author Unknown




Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown

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    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      7 years ago

      You are very welcome Sherry. Hope you always have a wonderful Mother's Day and a happy birthday too.

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      sherrylou57 

      7 years ago from Riverside

      Hi Joni, I like Mother's Day. That is my birthday. Sometimes, anyway. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      7 years ago

      Your Welcome mythbuster and thank you for reading it and commenting on it.

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      mythbuster 

      7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      This is an awesome inspiration-filled tribute to Moms. I enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing!

    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for your kinds words, cosette. I love quotes. They give us great insight in a single sentence.

      As I said above, I was given this poem the year after my mother passed away from cancer. I cried when I read it and I still miss her very much. My kids read the poem and said, "That's you too, mom." Made me feel like I did something right.

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      cosette 

      8 years ago

      i love this hub for so many reasons. you included some wonderful quotations, especially that proverb. parenting is a very tough job, that's for sure. too many parents try to do everything for their children, which doesn't teach them self-reliance or how to be a good citizen, even. i have always had a very strong work ethic, as has my son's father, and we instilled the value (and joy) a hard day's work can bring. we gave him freedom but also had a zero tolerance policy regarding drugs and alcohol. it's funny, some of his classmates whose parents believed 'kids are gonna drink and get high anyway so they might as well do it safely at home' are now still stuck at home drinking and getting high, with no job or prospects for the future.

      my son doesn't have to work his way through college as his parents did, but he chooses to work on campus anyway and loves it, juggling a full-time academic load, a job, and still caring for his pet bunny and nurturing his relationship with his girlfriend. being an involved, supportive mom with high expectations is one of the best things we can do for our children, and they love you for it. thanks for this great tribute to moms.

    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Denise, it is always great to find like minded people. Yep, being mom is not only a great responsibility but is also one of the greatest joys in my life. Thanks for your comments.

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      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Joni-great read. I love the quote (Jewish proverb) at the beginning. One of my favorites. Yes, you and I are cut from the same cloth...back in the day, that was what moms who cared did-took their jobs seriously as a parent. Now, life is challenging in different ways and it is even more difficult to stand up to what is available in our society.

      Been a MI native until 10 yrs ago & hoping to move back soon

      Thanks for the wonderful hub.

    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Ghost Whisper 77. I think my kids will agree that I was a mean mom according to the definition above. Glad you liked it.

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      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 

      8 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      Great hub!

      True-often Mother's who try to instill work ethic-God-responsiblity-morals-values are looked at as being "mean." Many parents want to be 'friends' with their young children when the job is to be 'teacher-parent.'I remember long ago, one of my children saying "I hate you!" and I also remember my response. "You hate me? Because I am making you do the right things? Good-than it means that I am doing my job. We can be friends later." Did I mean it? Yup.

      Well let's just say that there are some Mom's out there that truly are mean, destructing of the very one's they brought into the world. (mean in a different way) and only care for themselves and care very little for the happiness of their own children. Sad but true.

      You sound like a great Mom and a mean mom for the right reasons lol!

      Happy Mother's day! Enjoy your day!!!

    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      Thanks again prasetio. Mothers hold a special place in our hearts. My mom has passed but she is still with me.

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This hub was so beautiful and very inspiring. I give my big appreciation to this hub. It remind me with my lovely mother. I can't be here, in this beautiful world without my mother. Good work and I rate this Up. Mother......I love you very much. Happy Mother's Day!!!!

      Prasetio :)

    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      My pleasure. Thanks for commenting Sky.

    • Sky321 profile image

      Sky321 

      8 years ago from Canada

      So nice, thank you for sharing such a sweet hub.

    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for your comment, Youngcurves19.

      My curves are not so young nor so well defined anymore but yes, I am truly blessed.

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      Youngcurves19 

      8 years ago from Hawaii

      awww soo sweet! you seem very loved

    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Rachael. Glad you popped in.

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      Rachael D 

      8 years ago

      Happy Mother's Day!

    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Roadrunner, that is so sweet of you to stop by.

      Love ya back.

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      Roadrunner 

      8 years ago

      Happy Mothers day to my wife of 27 years.I love you.

    • Joni Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Tina,

      Well then, from one mean mom to another...

      Happy Mother's Day to you!

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      TinaMarieTad 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Joni...what a great article for Moms!!

      I am a mean mom and I had a mean mom and I am so proud to say so! Happy Mother's Day to all moms!!

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