HAPPY MUTHA’S DAY!!!
I’m speechless, so here are 10 nice quotes about mothers, cribbed from quotegarden.com :
- Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. ~Pearl S. Buck
- A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ~Author Unknown
- The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~Honoré de Balzac
- An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. ~Spanish Proverb
- If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle
- Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep
- My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors. ~Carrie Latet
- Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey
- A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb
- The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother’s Day are the good ones. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
And speaking of Mother’s Day, this celebration is extra special to me because of another reason outside of mothers. Our barkada just spent the weekend together in our little place in Batangas. In the car yesterday, we suddenly remembered that our barkada’s anniversary falls on Mother’s Day, and we just realized that we’re also together on the same day, and we subsequently calculated that it’s our barkada’s 5th anniversary together! We never really celebrated our barkada’s anniversary before, in fact we never brought it up until now. It was just poignant because we’ve been through so much together, we’ve grown in numbers because of new friends and plus ones (significant others), but we’re still spending weekends together. We’ve been though big fights, small fights, migrations, unrequited loves, new relationships, break-ups, travels, falling outs, babies, pets, weddings, deaths and funerals, injuries, surgeries, financial problems, new cars, new apartments, new houses, exes coming back, drunken crying fits, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. We’ve been through so much and we depend on each other so much that the mere 5 years feels more like we were childhood friends. I just find it poetic that Mother’s Day 2003, gave birth to a hopefully lifelong barkada.