I often find myself pondering the role of motherhood. More specifically, the relationship between mother and son. There is something truly unique and special about the love of, and the love for, a little boy. It’s both magical and menacing, as it tends to tug at the heartstrings and sometimes even tear them apart. But it’s something I wouldn’t trade for the world.

As a mother, my own experience has taught me that the bond between a mother and son is one that is built on a deep connection that words cannot fully express. It starts from the moment a mother holds her newborn son in her arms and lasts a lifetime. It’s a bond that is tested and strengthened by the joys and challenges of life, and one that endures through all of life’s ups and downs.

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Mother and Son Quotes

  1. “And she loved a little boy very, very much—even more than she loved herself.” — Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
  2. A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” — Irish Proverb
  3. “My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” — Michael Jordan
  4. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln
  5. Little boys can test your patience, run you ragged, and make you want to pull your hair out. But they will also melt your heart with just one look, and make you wonder how you ever existed before them. — Katie Bingham Smith
  6. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” -Princess Diana
  7. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” Unknown
  8. “Son, you will outgrow my lap, but never my heart.” – Unknown
  9. “A society without mothers would not only be a cold society, but a society that has lost its heart, lost the feel of home.” – Pope Francis
  10. “Because I feel that, in the Heavens above. The angels, whispering to one another, can find, among their burning terms of love. None so devotional as that of Mother,”- Edgar Allen Poe
  11. “‘This is motherhood for you,’ said my own mother. Going through life with your heart outside your body,'”  – Jennifer Weiner
  12. Motherhood is, after all, woman’s great and incomparable work,” Edward Carpenter
  13. “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” Unknown
  14. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” Sophia Loren
  15. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” Jill Churchill
  16. “Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.” Augustus Hare
  17. “The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.” -Sarah Shahi
  18. “Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am.” Mary Kay Blakely
  19. “Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.” – Sophocles
  20. “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
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These mother and son quotes celebrate the pure love and deep connection that comes with being a boymom. Remember to let your someone special know they are loved- on Mother’s Day, Son’s Day, and every other day of the year!

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