Mothers know best.
Mom, Mama, Mother, Mommy, Eema or Ema, Mami, Mère or Maman - whatever you might call your mother, that’s not really her title or job description: it’s her superhero code name.
They nursed us, fed us and clothed us. They were there whenever you fell down to help you get back up. They were your shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold when you were scared. They showed us love and compassion and patience even if we didn’t always show it back. They’re there when we are happy to cheer us on and when we are sad for us to lean on.
Maybe you haven't realized it yet (or maybe you just need some not so subtle reminding) but your mother is basically a superhero and here are 23 quotes to help prove it to you just in time for Mother’s Day (but also all year round, because really that's how often we should thank them).
"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." — Barbara Kingsolver
"Being a mother is about learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you didn't know existed." — Linda Wooten
"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." — Rudyard Kipling
"A real mom sees beyond your confusions and understands the kind of support you need to sail through and then gives it all to you." — Terry Mark
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." — Unknown
“A mother understands what a child does not say.” — Jewish Proverb
“By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she’s wrong.” — Unknown
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” — Tenneva Jordan
“Successful Mothers are not the ones that have never struggled, they are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” — Sharon Jaynes
"Raising a kid is part joy and part guerilla warfare." — Ed Asner
“By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacation-less class.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” — Unknown
“A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.” — Helen Rice
"When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know." — Charley Benetto
"Behind all your stories is your mother's story because hers is where yours begins." — Mitch Albom
"Love as powerful as your mother's for you, leaves its own mark." — Albus Dumbledore
“It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” — The Golden Girls
“A mother’s love reaches far beyond circumstances and feelings. It sees past flaws and imperfections. And celebrates God’s gift of love, sent from heaven in the form of a child.” — Unknown
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." — Cardinal Mermillod
"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." — Erich Fromm
“Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children." — Maxim Gorsky
"There will be so many times you feel like you've failed, but in the eyes, heart and mind of your child, you are super mom." — Stephanie Precourt
"Who needs superheros when I have mom?" -Unknown