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Shout out to all the Moms among our students and alumni! You are loved and appreciated. We know how hard you work and are always doing for others. Be encouraged to make some time for self-care amidst all the caring you do. Enjoy your day and soak in the love of your family!

There is no single poem that can express the job, the wonder, the joy, the transforming nature of motherhood. An assembly of quotations and reflections from a variety of voices felt more apt.

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” Jill Churchill

“Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and shows her that she is stronger than them.” Unknown

“The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” Barbara Kingsolver

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

“When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.” Nancy Friday

“For when a child is born the mother also is born again.” Gilbert Parker

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” Jewish proverb

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” Author Unknown

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” Milton Berle

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” Sophia Loren

“My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.”  Michelle Obama

“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

“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” Tina Fey

“Having children puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” Kate Winslet

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” Oprah Winfrey

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” Unknown

“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” E.M. Forster

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” Cardinal Meymillod

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” Rikki Lake

“Motherhood changes everything.” Adriana Trigiani

“There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.” Billy Sunday 

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” Robert Browning

“Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.” Sophocles

“There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” Pamela S. Nadav

“[My mother] had handed down respect for the possibilities—and the will to grasp them.” Alice Walker

“Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” Maria Shriver