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Updated on July 12, 2014

Mother's Love


Mom's Love

when you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you.
You thanked her by crying all night long.

When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk.
You thanked her by running away when she called.

When you were 3, she made all your meals with love.
You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.

When you were 4, she gave you some crayons
you thanked her by coloring the dining room table

when you were 5, she dressed you for the holidays.
You thanked her by plopping into the nearest.

When you were 6, she walked you to school.
You thanked her by screaming, "I'M NOT GOING!"

When you were 7, she bought you a baseball.
You thanked her by throwing it through the next-door-neighbor's window

when you were 8, she handed you an ice cream.
You thanked her by dripping it all over your lap.

When you were 9, she paid for piano lessons.
You thanked her by never even bothering to practice.

When you were 10, she drove you all day, from soccer to gymnastic to one birthday party after another.
You thanked her by jumping out of the car and never looking back.

When you were 11, she took you and your friends to the movies.
You thanked her by asking to sit in a different row.

When you were 12, she warned you not to watch certain TV hows.
You thanked her by waiting until she left the house.

When you were 13, she suggested a haircut.
You thanked by telling her she had no taste.

When you were 14, she paid for a month away at summer camp.
You thanked her by forgetting to write a single letter.

When you were 15, she came home from work, looking for a hug.
You thanked her by having your bedroom door locked.

When you were 16, she taught you how to drive her car.
You thanked her by taking it every chance you could.

When you were 17, she was expecting an important call.
You thanked her by being on the phone all night.

When you were 18, she cried at your school graduation.
You thanked her by staying out partying until dawn.

When you were 19, she paid for your college tuition, drove you to campus, and carried your bags.
You thanked by saying good-bye outside the dorm so you wouldn't
be embarrassed in front of your friends.

When you were 20, she asked whether you were seeing any one.
You thanked by saying "It's none of your business".

When you were 21, she suggested certain careers for your future.
You thanked her by saying "I don't want to be like you".

When you were 22, she hugged at your college graduation.
You thanked her by asking whether she could for a trip to Europe.

When you were 23, she gave you furniture for your first apartment.
You thanked her by telling your friends it was ugly.

When you were 24, she met your fiancé and asked your plans for the future. You thanked by glaring and growling, "Muuhh-ther, please!"

When you were 25, she helped to pay for your wedding, and she cried and told you how deeply she loved you.
You thanked her by moving halfway across the country.

When you were 30, she called with some advice on the baby.
You thanked her by teller her, "Things are different now."

When you were 40, she called you to remind you of a relative's birthday.
You thanked her by saying that you were "really busy right now."

When you were 50, she fell ill and needed you to take care of her.
You thanked her by reading about the burden parents become to theirchildren.

And then, one day, she quietly died. And everything you never did came crashing down like thunder on YOUR HEART.



its really Sweet... isn't it
with love

Familiar Terms For " Mother "

The proverbial "first word" of an infant often sounds like "ma" or "mama." This strong association of that sound with "mother" has persisted in nearly every language on earth, countering the natural localization of language.

Familiar or colloquial terms for mother in English are:

Mom and mommy are used in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Philippines, and the West Midlands of England.[citation needed]

Mum and mummy are used in the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Ireland.

Ma, mam, and mammy are used in Netherlands, Ireland, the Northern areas of the United Kingdom, and Wales; it is also used in some areas of the United States.

Maa, aai, amma, and mata are used in India and sometimes in neighboring countries, originating from the Sanskrit matrika and mata

In many other languages, similar pronunciations apply:

mamá, ma, and mami in Spanish language

mama in Polish, German, Russian and Slovak

māma (妈妈/媽媽) in Chinese

máma in Czech and in Ukrainian

maman in French and Persian

ma, mama in Indonesian

mamma in Italian, Icelandic and Swedish

mamãe or mãe in Portuguese

mama in Swahili

ima (אמא) in Aramaic

má or mẹ in Vietnamese

mam in Welsh

eomma (엄마, pronounced [ʌmma]) in Korean

In many south Asian cultures and the Middle East, the mother is known as amma, oma, ammi or "ummi", or variations thereof. Many times, these terms denote affection or a maternal role in a child's life.

Famous Mothers

Here's a quick look at a variety of noteworthy mothers:

Rose Kennedy (strong mother of President John F. Kennedy)

Hillary Rodham Clinton (mother, lawyer, former American First Lady, former US Senator, Secretary of State)

Indira Gandhi (mother, first woman Prime Minister of India)

Margaret Thatcher (mother, first woman Prime Minister of Britain)

Marie Curie (mother, Nobel Prize-winning scientist)

Mother Teresa (caring "mother" to thousands, Nobel Peace Prize recipient)

Rosa Parks (the "Mother of Montgomery" who launched the civil rights movement)

Toni Morrison (mother, writer, first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature)

Sandra Day O'Connor (mother, first woman appointed to the Supreme Court)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (mother, Supreme Court Justice)

Victoria Woodhull (mother, first woman to run for American President)

Wilma Mankiller (mother, first woman Chief of the Cherokee Nation)

Marian Wright Edelman (mother, lawyer, writer, and Founder of the Children's Defense Fund)

Mary Kay Ash (mother, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics)

"Mother" (Mary Harris) Jones (mother, labor leader)

Emma Willard (mother, pioneer in education who campaigned for higher education for women in math, science, and social studies)

Clara Barton (founder of the Red Cross and "mother" to thousands of wounded soldiers)

"Mother" (Clara McBride) Hale (mother, started Hale House in Harlem to care for infants born to drug-addicted mothers)

Candy Lightner (after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver, she founded MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving)

Joan Ganz Cooney (the "mother" of Sesame Street)

Grandma Moses (mother and grandmother, and a famous painter who started painting in her 70s)

Whistler's Mother (famous painting)

My Mother - Shalini (after all, where would I be without her?)

Quotes About Mother

Need words to help express how much your mother means to you?

Spanish Proverb: Quotes About Mother

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy

Marion C. Garretty: Quotes About Mother

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,

Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,

Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,

But only one mother the wide world over.

~George Cooper

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done.

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. ~John J. Plomp

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust

A mother understands what a child does not say

No painter's brush, nor poet's pen

In justice to her fame

Has ever reached half high enough

To write a mother's name.

Do Something For Mother

It isn't about cards or flowers or candy, the relevance and message of Mother's Day goes way beyond the formalities called for by such days of celebration. The bond between a mother and child is too strong to restrict itself to merely superficial celebrations. This Mother's Day, personalize your merriment to add that little touch that your mommy won't forget for a long time to come!

Cook for her

Make her a favourite dish, and if the cook in your wants some unleashing then prepare a whole day's meals. The aim of this gesture is to show her you care, and care never came easy. So, the catch is that you create the whole dining experience yourself! Don't scoff just yet, if you aren't quite the genius with the pots and pans, bake her a simple cake or whip up a glass of orange juice and see the magic it works on her. If you have siblings or friends who'd like to participate in your culinary mission, rope them into helping you out. She's made your meals from time immemorial, reverse the roles for once and show her how precious her meals are. Trust us, whether you're a brilliant cook or an appalling one, she will comprehend your subtle message!

Take her shopping

We aren't too fond of generalizing but we wouldn't be too far off the mark if we said that women love shopping! And mother dearest has no reason not too. If you're mum is one of those who believe in saving rather than spending, be assured that she wouldn't mind an occasional gift, even if she uses terms like "extravagant" and "unnecessary" to describe them. Take her out for the day, spend the majority of it window shopping, stop for lunch at a quite bistro and use the day to catch up on old memories. Sounds picture perfect? You can make it exactly so! And while you're at it, pick up a little something that she really liked during the day and gift it to her as a token of appreciation the next day!

Make it for her

Remember all the craft projects your mother helped you with in your school days? How she spent the night awake finishing your cross-stitch table cloth for submission the next day. The manner in which she did it, like it was her own project! Well, it's time you showed some gratitude to her dexterity which earned you those art and craft grades in school! Use your imagination and hands, and legs if needed, and make her something special this Mother's Day. Paper machier jars and vases, toothpick pen stands, customized pin cushions, ice cream stick jewellery cases. Anything you think will

Books For Every Mom

Mother's Day is a holiday honouring mothers, celebrated (on various days) in many places around the world. Mothers often receive gifts on this day. Mothers Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May i.e 13th May 2007.

Mom's handled dirty diapers, skinned knees, teenage tantrums, and questionable college majors--doesn't Mom deserve something special? These gifts are designed to pamper, please, and pay tribute to the leading lady of your lifetime

Mother's Day
Mother's Day

A mother-daughter team adds to a winning streak of classroom books centering on young children's preparations for important days with this celebration of mothers. The Rockwells introduce a variety of different mothers, including a single mom and a grandmother who is raising her deceased daughter-in-law's daughter. As Mother's Day approaches, children in Mrs. Madoff's diverse classroom describe what they will be doing with their mothers on the big day. Lizzy Rockwell's bright double-page spreads show the activities--from hiking in the mountains and holding a baby shower for a mother's niece to taking an artist mom to the museum. Appended are directions for making paper flowers with a button center, just like the flowers kids make in Mrs. Madoff's class. This winsome, instructive book may focus on Mother's Day, but it can be read anytime. Connie Fletcher

Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

What Is Mother's Day?
What Is Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is a holiday children really understand…and they will want to help make it a wonderful day that Mom will remember forever. So they'll love looking under the flaps to see how Little Mouse (with some help from Daddy) prepares the perfect surprise for Mommy. Then, they can do it too! This simple and sweetly illustrated story captures the special relationship between mother and child.

I Like Noisy Mom Likes Quiet: A Mother's Day Story
I Like Noisy Mom Likes Quiet: A Mother's Day Story

Written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Lydia Halverson, I Like Noisy Mom Likes Quiet is a lighthearted picturebook about a racoon mother and son. The mother likes quiet activities, such as drying the cat on the porch, and the son loves nothing more than making lots of noise! But one day the noisy boy does his best to tiptoe and whisper all day long, because he wants nothing more than for his mother to enjoy Mother's Day just as she wants. The playful, humorous and finely detailed color illustrations bring this charming family story to life.

Mother's Mother's Day
Mother's Mother's Day

Hazel brings a bunch of violets to her mother on Mother's Day. But Hazel's mother is off bringing a plump acorn to Hazel's grandmother who's left to call on Great-Grandmother. This continues through five generations of female mice until Great-Great-Grandmother finds a frightening cat in place of her mother. Now everyone can hide and celebrate together! Mother's Mother's Day makes a charming gift for a special mom, or a sweet story to be enjoyed by the whole family

I Love My Mama
I Love My Mama

PreSchool-Grade 1-Mama elephant and her baby spend the day cavorting together in this gentle picture book. They traipse across the dry and dusty plains, splish and splash in the cool river, and play in the tall green grass. The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, set against warm washes of yellows and blues, complement the soft, comforting tone of the rhyming text. The bright sunny day gives way to an azure, star-filled night, and the elephants arrive in a field of dewy grass to sleep. "Last thing at night we curl in a hug,/safe and happy, cozy and snug./And we sink into sleep and dream of new days./My mama's love surrounds me always." Pair this book with Mem Fox's Time for Bed (Harcourt, 1993) for a soothing bedtime ritual


Mother's Day Gifts

We've got the presents that will light up the eyes of mothers, grandmothers, and wives. For gifts tailored to her interests, check out our guides for the Gardening Mom, Career Mom, Gourmet Mom, and the intrepid Do-It-Herselfer

Freshwater Cultured Potato Pearl 9.0-10.0mm Necklace, 17", and 9.0-9.5mm Stud Earring Set
Freshwater Cultured Potato Pearl 9.0-10.0mm Necklace, 17", and 9.0-9.5mm Stud Earring Set

was a little concerned ordering something as a gift for my wife called, "Potato Pearl Necklace." But I wasn't concerned after it arrived at work and I showed it around the office. No one I showed it to could believe how much I payed and after they found out what the offial amazon name was, a number of them ran back to their cubes to order it themselves. Bigger success at home. My wife thought they were great, hefty weight to the strand, feels like it must cost more, and the she wore them to work the next day where she was a hit. I'm terrible at jewelry and saw a review on this and thought I'd check it out. I did good, and only $30

Ty Cradles - Mother's Day Bear with Small Bear
Ty Cradles - Mother's Day Bear with Small Bear

This momma bear is a 12" sitting bear snuggling her 8" baby bear. A beautifully detailed two toned bear, Cradles is made of super soft fabric and has organza ribbon embellishments. Cradles is a perfect gift to tell any Mom how much she is loved.


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      anonymous 5 years ago

      beautiful quote.. very true indeed. I appreciate my mom for her efforts. Every year I call her and tell her I love you. She ask me for a pizza and a chiffon cake instead.

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      michaelgibbons lm 9 years ago

      Hi great lens - as safa says the pictures are beautiful and i love the quotes! Will you help me spread the word about my Buttons of Mom project to make 11,000 custom photo buttons of Moms -- for each button made I will donate $1 which will be $1000 to 11 different Mom friendly charities -- visit make your button and vote for the top 11 charities --thank you michael

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      flowski lm 10 years ago

      Wonderful thoughts about mom!

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      safa40 10 years ago

      Nice lens, nice tribute to moms. love the pictures of moms with their kids.

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      groovyoldlady 10 years ago

      This is a sweet lens :-)