2012 01 07 Cannon 120Mother as teacher: “(The sayings of King Lemuel) – an oracle his mother taught him . . .” (Proverbs 31:1)

“The best academy, a mother’s knee” — James Russell Lowell

“The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room” — Henry Ward Beecher

“All I am I owe to my mother” — George Washington

2012 01 07 Cannon 142Mother as nurturer: “The wise woman (also a mother) builds her house . . . “ (Proverbs 14:1a)

“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy” — Spanish Proverb

“A mother understands what a child does not say” — Jewish Proverb

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one” — Jill Churchill

“To nourish children and raise them against odds is any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons”  — Florida Scott-Maxwell

2012 01 07 Cannon 018As character builder: “A wife (she is also a mother) of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies” (Proverbs 31:10)

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss, at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness” — Honore’ de Balzac

“Giving kids clothes and food is one thing, but it’s much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people” — Dolores Huert

“No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement — Florida Scott-Maxwell

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care about pie” — Teneva Jordan

2012 01 07 Cannon 137HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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