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Quotes for Mothers to Be That Warm the Heart

Quotes for Mothers to Be

They say expectant mothers are much like soldiers preparing for a great battle ahead. There is some semblance of truth to this as far as sleepless nights, anxiety, and physical exhaustion are concerned. However, carrying a baby inside your body is just the start of a lifetime of preparation…when a child is born into this world, it is its mother’s responsibility to see their offspring becomes the best person they can be. Motherhood may seem like a scary experience, but as these seven carefully selected quotes reveal, it brings with it singularly profound realizations that no other experience can.

A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart til the day you die.

-Musician Mary Mason

Quotes for Mothers to Be

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you,
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

-Excerpt from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

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He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.

-Isaiah 40:11

You hear that? That little bom-bom-bom? That's where the heart is.
-Novalee Nation (played by Natalie Portman) in Where the Heart Is (2000)

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Yesterday, a child came out to wander
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star

-Excerpt from the song The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell

quotes for mothers to be

Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes.

-TV Writer Joyce Armor

Quotes for Mothers to Be

You came and without a warning my life changed,
And each day gets better,
You'll be my baby forever,
Just like my mother and I.

-Excerpt from Mollie’s Song by Beverley Craven

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