A praying mother symbolizes grace, strength and wisdom; she is an icon of productivity and ingenuity.
Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..
A woman steps out of the back door after an hour of him sitting. Younger than either of us, blonde with a tinge of gray at her temples, the light creases of age in the corners of her eyes, beautiful in the untouchable way of mothers who are our exemplars for what we will admire in women when we come of age.
No one will ever love me that much again.
Parents expect only two things from their children, obedience in their childhood and respect in their adulthood.
You were my home, Mother. I had no home but you
Motherhood is when eating chicken soup; the kids get the chicken and you get the soup and you would still feel happily stuffed.
Suddenly you realize that you are the mother of the Universe, eager to protect, transform and care every soul of the world.
well, I haven’t heard from you since you went to pick up the treadmill so I am assuming some big, burly, longshoreman has absconded with you and I’ll never see you again. And you didn’t even get to run on your treadmill!
As I turned to leave the tent, she said, “Don’t worry. Your own mother wouldn’t know you.”
I said, “She never has.