Some thoughts from others who said it better:
"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
"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." -- Honoré de Balzac
"An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy." -- Spanish proverb
"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." -- Oscar Wilde
"Sweater, n.: garment worn by a child when its mother is feeling chilly." -- Ambrose Bierce
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." -- Mark Twain
Happy Mother's Day, all.