Sunday Thoughts ~ Mother’s Day

“Home ~ that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel’s wings.” ~ Lydia Maria Child
“There is something so beautiful, so captivating, about a woman who remains positive, even in the worst of times. Who embraces her husband when trouble arises, who hugs her children and softly whispers words of positive wisdom that only a mother can give. Life can be difficult, but a woman who sees the beauty and light even in the darkest of times, should be celebrated. For she is the seed in the soil that blooms flowers.” ~ unknown


Good Sunday morning, sweet souls.  I do hope this finds everyone well on this most special Sunday. 

West Virginia is home to the first celebrated Mother’s Day.  On May 10, 1908, in honor of her mother, Anna Jarvis celebrated this day at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.  In 1914 Mother’s Day became a U.S. official holiday.  A day set aside to honor mothers and recognize their contributions to society.  And, can we even think of ‘home’ without thinking of our mothers?

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. ~ Princess Diana


“My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel.  I want to grow old and be like her.” ~ Jodi Picoult

“As a mother, we want to remember all of it. We want to remember the sound their little feet make as they shuffle about the hardwood floors. We want to remember their wild hair and how it blows in the summer wind. We want to remember how they snuggle in when they’re tired and how that makes us feel. We want to remember their little voices.  It’s always the small things at the end of the day.  Living life’s moments.” ~ unknown

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“It’s also what my mother has instilled in my sisters and me so much, that joy comes from the smallest things,“ she says. “And if you don’t see joy in a perfect avocado or in a great conversation or in running into a friend or getting a job ~ if you don’t see joy in a perfectly beautiful tree in autumn ~ then you are missing your chance at happiness. Because if you don’t find it in the small things and you only wait for big moments, then you’ll just not be a happy person.” ~ Jennifer Garner

“A mother’s love endures through all.” ~ Washington Irving


Dear friends, I wish all mothers a beautiful and peaceful day. 

And, the same to all those who have loved, encouraged, taught, or had a hand on a little life.  Love and blessings to you all.


May your day,  from beginning to end,  be full of everyone and everything you hold dear.

“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” ~ Mahatma Gandhi





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I’ve always loved seeing pictures of Jennifer Garner’s smile and now from reading her quote I think she must be a genuine person behind the smile. Always nice to know. Your quotes are so well chosen. I hope we always are full of sentiment on this special day of the year. Happy Mother’s Day, Sandra!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Sandra, you have chosen the most perfect quotes and photographs for this special day. I usually host a brunch to honor my mother and mother in law. Today, I’m missing not being able to do that. However, I’m going to take some flowers and baked treats to their doorsteps. I miss seeing them so much, and I can’t wait to see their smiles. I hope you day is filled with blessings and so much happiness. Happy Mother’s Day, sweet friend!


Happy Mother’s Day,dear Sandra!What an adorable post!Hugs!


This is a beautiful post, Sandra, with wonderful images and quotes. I never knew the first Mother’s Day was in WVa. All good wishes!

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

I have loved the quotes you offer today and the beautiful pictures. A lovely tribute to moms and mothering and kids and love.

Wishing you a beautiful Sunday….
Brenda xox

Pam Richardson

Sandra, the post is just beautiful. The quotes and images make this Mother and grandmother tear up. Wishing you and Michael a most delightful Sunday!

bonnie morgan

Have a beautiful day, Sandra. I hope the weather is as pretty there as it is here. A little cool but sunny and lovely.
You find the most beautiful images and quotes. I enjoy each one. Thanks for the inspiration each and every week.

maria dolores velasco vidal

What a beautiful day you celebrate today. In Spain it was the first Sunday in May.
Having a specific day to dedicate to mothers is a wonderful idea, although I think a mother reminds her of it every day of our lives.
Very good quotes, well, you are a specialist in that … you always write us beautiful things and the images are also very beautiful.
Dear Sandra, that today … and all those to come are for you a great mother’s day.
With love