What does your mother really want for Mother’s Day? Well, in her mind you are still her darling little 6-year-old, so she probably secretly wants you to draw her a picture of yourself (which she will frame) and maybe perform a singing & dancing duet with your sibling. Apologies, mothers everywhere – we no longer fit in to our old spandex/sequin leotard and tutu costumes.
So, unless you are one those people gifted with a talent for DIY creations that actually look like something anyone might ever truly want in their home, you are very likely looking for an alternative to the home-made offering. Might I suggest that along with your thoughtful store-bought gift (see our Mother’s Day Gift Guide) and generous dinner, you might include a blank card and write something nice in it. It will lend a charming “I did it all by myself” vibe to the occasion. Momsy will appreciate it.
Before you begin scribbling down some brainstorming words for a brilliant and sob-inducing haiku, please consider using one of these sweet little quotes we’ve collected. Some are taken from the Danielson signs we carry in the store.
“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.” ~Kate Douglas Wiggin
“Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.” ~Sarah Malin
“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
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” ~unknown
“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” ~Marion C. Garretty
“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life.” ~Anonymous quotes
“Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother.” ~ Ann Taylor
Here are some Mom-inspired quotes we found that are utterly inappropriate for your card. Unless, of course you have one of those moms with a wicked sense of humor.
“Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too.” ~Lionel Kauffman
“No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.” ~Florida Scott-Maxwell
“Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.” ~William Feather
“Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.” ~Aristotle
“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” ~Peter De Vries
“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” ~Oscar Wilde
“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” ~James Joyce
“It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. “ ~Phyllis Diller
Please leave your favorite Mother’s Day quote in the comments section! We’d love to hear what kind words you have for your mother.