Our View: Happy Mother’s Day to all moms

Published 11:07 am Friday, May 11, 2018

Sunday marks a special day for all of us, linking despite any differences.

In a day and age when everything is a debate, none of us would be here without our mothers.

For the second year in a row, as a way to articulate what moms mean, we chose to the words of others.

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Here are some worthy of those they honor.

“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, author

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

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” — Gaspard Mermillod, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

“The phrase “working mother” is redundant.” — Unknown

“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” —Robert A. Heinlein, author

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” — Washington Irving, author

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” — Peter De Vries, editor and author

“One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.” — Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist

“God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.” — Jewish proverb

Thank you to all the mothers who serve as the glue for our families and communities. Happy Mother’s Day.