This is my third entry for Patrick Jennings’s Pic and a Word Challenge. I hope y’all enjoy my take on Mothers. Here’s a link to Patrick’s blog

My Haikus:

1.) Today I watched a

mother and her toddler cross

the bicycle path.

2.) A mother’s love is

always unconditional

and is infinite.

3.) My mother is a

wonderful support to me

as I am to her.

4.) How convoluted is

the connection that binds a

mother and daughter.

5.) My mother, my friend.

I will love you forever.

Thanks for everything.

6.) Mother and daughter

have a conversation

whilst shelling peas together.

Mothers Quotes

1.) “Whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to live; do your work with passion and give your best. Whether you want to be a chef, doctor, actor, or a mother, be passionate to get the best result.”

~ Alia Bhatt

2.) “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”

~ Stevie Wonder

3.) “I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother, and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.”

~ Malala Yousafzai

4.) “A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”

~ Honore de Balzec

5.) “Mothers subject their daughters to a level of scrutiny people usually reserve for themselves. A mother’s gaze is like a magnifying glass held between the sun’s rays and kindling. It concentrates the rays of imperfection on her daughter’s yearning for approval. The result can be a conflagration – whoosh.”

~ Deborah Tannen

6.) “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”

~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

7.) “Mothers have always held such symbolic weight in determining a person’s worth. Your mother tongue, your motherland, your mother’s values – these things can qualify or disqualify you from attaining myriad American dreams: love, fluency, citizenship, legitimacy, acceptance, success, freedom.”

~ Jenny Zhang

8.) “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”

~ Rudyard Kipling

9.) “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”

~ Jessica Lange

10.) “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

11.) “Mothers are the heart of any household. I try to spend as much time with my children as I possibly can while also fulfilling my professional duties. It is tricky, but I think I manage it.”

~ Helena Bonham Carter

12.) “I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle, for I have held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn’t return. I’ve shared the pain of families who’ve lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who’ve lost their jobs.”

~ Barack Obama

My Favorite Mothers Movies

1.) Mr Mom (1983)

2.) Mother’s Day (2016)

3.) Mother India (1957)

4.) Mom (2017)

5.) Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor (1997)

6.) Mother Theresa of Calcutta (2003)