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Weekly Whirl - Celebrating Moms!


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On May 13 we celebrate those special women in our lives for Mother's Day! All mothers are special, but we think that autism moms especially ROCK!! As part of our celebration of you, we'd like to offer up a few of our favorite motherhood quotes!

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." -- Abraham Lincoln

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love." -Mildred B. Vermont

"Children are the anchors of a mother's life." -Sophocles

"Men are what their mothers made them." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." -Honoré de Balzac

"She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along." -Margaret Culkin Banning

"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." -Erich Fromm

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." -George Washington

"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." -Diana, Princess of Wales

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