This post is dedicated to my two mothers, three grandmothers, aunts, sister-in-law and all of the mothers, expecting mothers, future mothers, god mothers, spiritual mothers and mentor mothers that I know and love. Thank you for being Proverbs 31 women!!
Mothers, thank you for ALL that you do on a daily basis. Thank you for sacrificing your time, body, money and lives to better the lives of those around you. I want to take time to acknowledge your hard work and dedication to me and to your families and communities.
Thank you for all of the meals prepared, many many hours of prayers that go forth, all of the patience that you continue to show and the direction and correction that you provide and that is greatly needed. Thank you for days that you continue to smile even though your dog tired and all the times that you put your desires on hold to care of your children, husbands and others. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
May God continue to bless you, strengthen you, give you wisdom, supernatural peace, joy, patience and everything else that your heart desires!! Remember to take care of yourselves and set aside time to take baths, read books, go on walks, shop or window shop, read a magazine, pray, sleep and watch something on TV other than sports or the Disney channel!! LOL Again I love you, thank God for you and I’m excited to see all of the awesome things that God has in store for you in 2010!!!!!!!
Mother’s Day Quotes
You couldn’t fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life if you had an electrified fooling machine.
– Homer Simpson
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown
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
All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown
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, Women and Beauty
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul
Some Mother’s Day Figures:
• In the United States, there are about 82.5 million mothers. (source: US Census Bureau)
• about 96% of American consumers take part in some way in Mother’s Day (source: Hallmark)
• Mother’s Day is widely reported as the peak day of the year for long distance telephone calls
• There are more than 23,000 florists in the United States with a total of more than 125,000 employees. Colombia is the leading foreign supplier of cut flowers and fresh flower buds to the US. California produces two-thirds of domestic production of cut flowers. (source: US Census Bureau)
• Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for many restaurants
• Retailers report that Mother’s Day is the second highest gift-giving holiday in the United States (Christmas is the highest).
• Most popular month for having babies in the US is August, and most popular weekday is Tuesday. (source: US Census Bureau)
• about twice as many young women were childfree in the year 2000 as in the 1950s (source: Ralph Fevre, The Guardian, Manchester, March 26, 2001)
• In the US, 82% of women ages 40-44 are mothers. This compares to 90% in 1976. (source: US Census Bureau)
• In Utah and Alaska, women on the average will have three children before the end of their childbearing years. Overall, the average in the United States is two. (source: US Census Bureau)
• In 2002, the 55% of American women with infant children were in the workforce, compared to 31% in 1976, and down from 59% in 1998. In 2002, there were 5.4 million stay-at-home mothers in the US. (source: US Census Bureau