In just a few weeks we celebrate the women with children — whether they held them close to their hearts from conception, or loved them from the moment they physically held them there. They are the soft loving arms that provide comfort and protection when the world wrongs us, or simply because a hug is important. They are the stoics standing strong and confident when we fear or when pain might overtake us. They are our multi-taskers, our organizers, our rocks.
Mother's Day then, is a time to say thank you to all the moms for doing their best to love, support and guide their offspring. Today's featured clipart collections here will recognize this special event.
But first, let's consider motherhood. As most women, I can approach this from both sides, since I have had one and been one. From the moment I became a mother life got a whole lot better. For me anyway. I can only hope my children are as pleased and proud of me as I am of them.
Parenting as they like to say comes without a guide book. There are many factors that come into play that make the experience unique with each and every child. I know I wasn't perfect, but really, all any mom can do is follow her instinct, love her children unconditionally and make sure they always know it.
I was first welcomed into my own mother's arms in the last part of the baby boom. Having already given birth to her 'millionaire's' family a decade previously, the announcement of my impending arrival came as a bit of a surprise to Mom. Or perhaps that's a bit of an understatement. To say she was less than thrilled was apparently more accurate. Yet, undoubtedly from the moment the nurse handed me to her that feeling changed. The process of pregnancy and childbirth makes the bond between mother and child something very unique.
Like those early times of my existence, the relationship between Mom and me remained a mixed bag through the years. We often butted heads. The first time I heard the reference of oil and water was with regards to us. Yet, as I got older and had babies of my own I began to unravel the mystery of Mom, discovering that she was simply doing the best she could. Let's face it. Raising a teenager in the late 1960s and early 1970s couldn't have been easy.
Even at our worst, however, it was always to her I ran when I needed something. It was always to home I came when I needed a boost. It was Mom I missed when I was under the weather, Mom I phoned just because I needed to hear her voice.
And these days what I wouldn't give to be able to hear it again. I was blessed to have my mother with me for 60 years. Yet, no matter when, the loss of the family matriarch is never easy for a family. Though frail and fretful towards the end of her journey, though saying goodbye to her husband of 70 years took away some of the spark from this once spirited woman, she was still the mother who gave everything in her to give to raise her three children. For that she will be forever missed and forever loved.
Moms aren't perfect. They don't always have the answers. They don't always do what you need or say what you want to hear. They will make mistakes. But having had one, been one and now having watched my daughters become them I know that there is no greater love, no person who will sacrifice more or fight harder than your mom. Remember her this Mother's Day in a way that shows you know.
And if you need clipart for projects to promote our honour this special event here are some terrific collections:
With tens of thousands of new images added weekly there is always fresh, exciting content available for any project. The Mother's Day collection alone is extensive with over 2,000 images.
Pay one fee and download what you need from over 20 million images. From vintage to banners the Mother's Day collection has something for everyone.