Mother’s Day 2016

mother and child

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day On Sunday, March 6

Poetry

Mother is a name held sacred
By most mortals of the earth;
It means great love and sacrifice
From the very day of birth,
A love that’s so full of beauty,
So tender, so very true!
Something, seemingly, from Heaven
That has come to me and you.
There’s no love so understanding
And so faithful to the end
As a Mother’s love—God bless her!—
That to us our Lord did send.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “Mother”

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If I were hanged on the highest hill,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
I know whose love would follow me still,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
If I were drowned in the deepest sea,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
I know whose tears would come down to me,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
If I were damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
~Rudyard Kipling, The Light that Failed, “Dedication”

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My Mother’s hands, so thin and work-worn,
Were loved by me as jewels, rare,
For they had rocked me in my cradle,
And, lovingly, they’d stroked my hair.
They worked for me, both night and morning;
They helped to smooth away my fears,
For never were these dear hands idle;
I think of them with love and tears!
My Mother’s hands to me were precious:
I thought their beauty was sublime;
I felt no harm on earth could touch me
If they were near me all the time!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “My Mother’s Hands” (1940s)

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Quotes:

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. ~Aristotle

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

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~Honoré de Balzac

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

Ideal Gifts For Your Mum:

Plant

Flowers

China Cup And Saucer With Mother On It

Chocolates

IPad

Mother’s Day Cake

Framed Photo Of Her Family

Hardback Notebook And Pen

Electronic Photograph Frame – loaded with family photos

A Bedside Touch Lamp

Fur Throw For Covering Her Watching TV

A Beautician’s Or Hairdresser’s Voucher

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About Author Annette J Dunlea Irish Writer

Irish Writer Website: http://ajdunlea.webs.com/ Twitter: @adunlea Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annettejdunleairishauthor
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