Are you a first-time mother or do you know someone who is? Celebrate a first Mother’s Day with these inspirational quotes for first-time mothers.
In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, but the holiday honors the sacrifice mothers make everywhere. Other countries that celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and more. However, other dates for Mother’s Day are usually held in the spring, too.
More than 46 countries throughout the world celebrate Mother’s Day. Typical celebrations include attending church, going out to eat, and giving gifts to mothers and grandmothers. Gifts usually consist of a card and a bouquet of flowers.
Modern Mother Day’s celebrations can be traced to the early 20th century in the United States. Learn more about the history of Mother’s Day here!
1. “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
2. “Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.” –Ani DiFranco
3. “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav
4. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” — Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
5. “I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” — E. M. Forster
6. “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.” — Mary Mason
7. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah
8. “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” — Lin Yutang
9. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” — Ricki Lake
10. “That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it’s just the horizon – and then one day birds wheel over that dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.” — Emily Perkins