A couple of the meanings of the tulip are beautiful eyes and perfect lover. I chose these two representations of the tulip for Mother’s Day and wrote the above poem to accompany the image of the tulip. Being a mother is the most challenging yet the most rewarding role a woman can ever have. I hope my words and image honor all mothers, near and far.
A few quotes to celebrate all of the amazing women in my life who have inspired me as mothers.
“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” – Peter De Vries
“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln
“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
“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” – Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
“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