Profound Thoughts About Mothers

Mother hugs her daughter.

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

Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. (Matthew 5:42)

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. ~Pearl S. Buck

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11)

That best academy, a mother’s knee. ~James Russell Lowell

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. (Proverbs 1:8,9)

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~Victor Hugo

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert

We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. (Psalm 78:4)

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. ~Linda Wooten

I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)

Mother’s love grows by giving. ~Charles Lamb

A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. (John 16:21)

One woman will brag about her children, while another complains about hers; they could probably swap children without swapping tunes. ~Anonymous

The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45)

For a mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among ten children and each child still have all her love. ~Anonymous

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)

What do girls do who haven’t any mothers to help them through their troubles? ~Louisa May Alcott

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. (Proverbs 31:28)

On the Lighter Side

My Mother Taught Me…

TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE – “If you’re going kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning the house!”

RELIGION – “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

TIME TRAVEL – “If you don’t sort yourself out, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

LOGIC – “Because I said so, that’s why.”

FORESIGHT – “Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

IRONY – “Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

THE SCIENCE OF OSMOSIS – “Shut your mouth, and eat your dinner!”

CONTORTIONISM – “Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck!”

STAMINA – “You’ll sit there until all that spinach is finished.”

WEATHER – “It looks like a tornado swept through your room.”

HYPOCRISY – “If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times – Don’t exaggerate!!!”

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE – “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION – “Stop acting like your father!”

ENVY – “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do!”

MEDICAL SCIENCE – “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to stick that way!”

THINKING AHEAD – “If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job.”

ESP – “Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you’re cold?”

HUMOR – “When that lawnmower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

BECOMING AN ADULT – “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

GENETICS – “You’re just like your father.”

ROOTS – “Do you think you were born in a barn?”

WISDOM OF AGE – “When you get to be my age, you will understand.”

JUSTICE – “One day you’ll have kids …and I hope they turn out just like you!”


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