25 Quotes About Love and Parenthood

For me Valentine’s day isn’t just an opportunity to celebrate romantic love it’s a time to celebrate all of the special types of love I’ve been so blessed and honored to experience as a mother. Motherhood has shaped my heart in miraculous ways. When I met my first born I couldn’t imagine experiencing a greater love. My heart was hers to keep (it still is). And then another love entered my life. Recently I found myself reflecting on some of the sentiments on second children I shared here at Disney Baby:

Our second child often teaches us that while as mothers our hearts often feel full they are never too full. We can make room — room to love the next love of our life without measure and with as much fervor as the first. Perhaps differently but no less.

So in celebration of love and in particular the beautiful love that we have for our babies, a love that has no limits and is void of conditions, here are a few lovely quotes on love and parenthood:

1. “And I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” — Mitch Albom

2. “Unconditional love is the greatest gift of all.” — The Soul Bearers, by Sylvia Massara

3. “Parenting should always come from a place of unconditional loving.” — Fiona Dimas-Herd

4. “Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” — Jodi Picoult

5. “You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever.” — Regina King

6. “What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” — Nicholas Sparks

7. “It’s terrifying, that unconditional love you have for a child. I still wonder if she really came from me, from my womb. It’s a miracle. I don’t understand it. I live it very intensely.” — Anne Parillaud

8. “Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.” — Isabel Allende

9. “Your top job as a new parent is to love your baby like crazy. After showering her with affection, your next two important jobs are to feed her and to calm her when she cries.” — Harvey Karp

10. “The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

11. “Children will not remember you for the material things you gave them but for the feeling that you cherished them.” — Richard L. Evans

12. “Making the decision to have a child — it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone

13. “A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” — Anonymous

14. “A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love.” — Anonymous

15. “A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.” — By Helen Rice

16. “Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate.” — By Charlotte Gray

17. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” — Honore’ de Balzac

18. “Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.” — Uma Thurman

19. “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” — Marion C. Garretty

20. “The mother’s heart is the child’s school room.” — Henry Ward Beecher

21. “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” — Anonymous

22. “No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.” — Edwin Hubbell Chapin

23. “I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine — she helps me grow, prosper and reach great heights.” — Terri Guillemets

24. “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

25. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

Do you have a favorite quote about love and parenthood? If so please share it!

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