She's your first friend, your best friend, and your forever friend. Express how you really feel by adding these wise words to your Mother's Day card.
"Behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins."
"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."
"As moms, we have a unique opportunity to keep changing this attitude that ambition is an ugly quality in women." Snaps to that, Reese. Snaps.
"Mother's love is peace." Well, maybe it's not always expressed so peacefully—like when we repeatedly "forget" to clean our rooms as promised—but for the most part, we'd agree.
"The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother." Long distance relationships are hard, especially with our moms.
"A mother understands what a child does not say." She just gets it.
"How do I explain her? She is as respected as Mother Teresa, as powerful as Stalin, and as beautiful as Margaret Thatcher." You can always count on Leslie Knope for a heavy-hitting backhanded compliment from the heart.
"I think this power of living in our children is one of the sweetest things in the world."
"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." Truth.
I felt the wash of her love every day, pouring over me."
"I remember Mum repeatedly telling us we had good hearts and good brains. When she said that we'd say 'thanks' and it might have sounded as if we were thanking her for seeing us that way but we were actually thanking her for giving us whatever goodness was in us."
"You are evidence of your mother's strength."
"As she guided me through these last 18 years, I don't think she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her."
"The most beautiful part of your body if wherever your mother's shadow falls."
"A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled."
"My daughter introduced me to myself... My mother and I are so close, and I always prayed that I would have that type of relationship with my daughter."
Moms are magic.
"Parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure."
"I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say."
"Being a mother meant sacrificing everything. Her words had the ring of truth."
"Mom had the kind of love for her that you could feel, like it was part of the atmosphere."
"The one constant, faithful, inviolable, holy love of loves—the love of your life—is not your wife or lover, it is your mother."
"The mother memories that are closest to my heart are the small gentle ones... They have carried me through the years and given my life such a firm foundation that it does not rock beneath flood or tempest."
"A mother throws her heart over the fence and then climbs after it."
"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunhill of a world, our mother's love is not."
If love is sweet is as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.