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Mother holding infant child in dedication of Mother's Day.

Mother’s Day is so special, and carries with it its own meaning for each of us. Perhaps you celebrate this holiday as someone who had an incredible mother of your own. Perhaps you yourself are a mother, a stepmother, a godmother, mentor, teacher, or caregiver. As we honor the mothers in our lives on this Sunday in May, let’s find some inspiration in the beautiful words of writers, poets, actresses, and other figures who perfectly express the beauty and raw strength that is motherhood.

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”
Maya Angelou

“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.”
-Kate Winslet

“Motherhood: all love begins and ends there.”
-Robert Browning

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual leaders there is.”
-Oprah

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”
-Mitch Albom

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

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“At the end of the day, the most important job is still mom-in-chief.”
-Michelle Obama

“Little souls find their way to you whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.”
-Sheryl Crow

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”
-Sophia Loren

No matter how or who you celebrate on Mother’s Day, we hope it is a time of tribute for you and/or the strong, loving women in your life who have shaped you, comforted you, taught you, and showed up for you in many ways throughout the years. On this special Sunday, we honor all mothers and mother-life figures, motherhood in general, and the profound impact of mothers on society. They truly deserve all the thanks!