Halloween Song’s for titles and journalling!?!

Life your anything like me, sometimes finding the perfect title or journalling phrase to add to your pages is almost impossible, but I found out that it can be as simple as using one of your kids school song to complete your pages. So here are some Halloween songs that might inspire some great Halloween title ūüôā

Pumpkin Time

Pumpkin time is here again,
Time to play trick or Treat.
Pumpkin time is here again,
Our Spooky friends we’ll meet.

See the costumes we have on,
Monsters, ghosts, goblins too.
See the costumes we have on,
Hear us all shout “BOO!”

 

Jack-o-Lantern

Jack-o-Lantern, Jack-o-Lantern,
You are such a funny sight.

As you sit there by the window,
Looking out into the night.

You were once a sturdy pumpkin,
growing on a curly vine.

Now you are a Jack-o-lantern,
See your night lights shine.

 

The Witch’s Brew

I know an old witch who went out one night
to boil up a brew to stir up a fright

She tossed in a toadstool and hiss of a cat,
some musty dusty powders and the tail of a rat

She cackled like a jackal by the pale moonlight,
sipped from the ladle but it wasn’t quite right

She went out a-searchin’ in the deep dark woods
The potion needed something to be terribly good

She picked up a plant. It was poison oak.
She swallowed three leaves… it ain’t no joke
Perhaps she’ll croak

I know an old witch who swallowed a goblin
Whose eyeballs were wiggling and waggling and wobbling
She swallowed the goblin to the chase the oak, the poison oak
… perhaps she‚Äôll croak

I know an old witch who swallowed a vampire
She sat by the campfire and swallowed a vampire

I know an old witch who swallowed an ogre
The ogre was dripping with green slimy boogers

I know an old witch who swallowed a zombie
What good would this song be without a zombie?

I know an old witch who swallowed a wizard
Who cast a spell and got stuck in her gizzard
The spell created a spooky fog and turned the old witch into a frog

She croaked up the wizard, chased by the zombie…ogre…vampire…goblin…poison oak…
And then she croaked!

 

Pumpkin, Pumpkin Lyrics

Pumpkin Pumpkin
Let’s give you some eyes
Pumpkin Pumpkin
Let’s give you a nose
Pumpkin Pumpkin
Let’s give you a scary smile
And now you’re a Jack O Lantern

The ghosts and the ghouls and the witches
They will run a mile
When they see my scary smile

Put me in the window
And I’ll chase the night away
Because I am a Jack O Lantern
I am a Jack O Lantern
I am a Jack O Lantern

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Father’s Day Inspirational Quotes

Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!!
Fathers Day Quote by: Philip Whitmore Snr
“The most important thing a father can do
for his children is to love their mother.”
Fathers Day Quote by: Unknown

Fathers are angels sent from heaven.
Fathers Day Quote by: Unknown

Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.
Fathers Day Quote by: John Mayor

“Father I will always be
that same boy who stood by the sea
and watched you tower over me
now I’m older I wanna be the same as you”
Fathers Day Quote by: Yellowcard 

A father is someone that
holds your hand at the fair
makes sure you do what your mother says
holds back your hair when you are sick
brushes that hair when it is tangled because mother is too busy
lets you eat ice cream for breakfast
but only when mother is away
he walks you down the aisle
and tells you everythings gonna be ok
Fathers Day Quote by: Unknown 

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Fathers Day Quote by: Jim Valvano 

I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.
Fathers Day Quote by: Bartrand Hubbard 

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Fathers Day Quote by: Clarence Budington Kelland

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say,
“You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising
boys.”¬†Fathers Day Quote by: Harmon Killebrew

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters.
Fathers Day Quote by: George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
Fathers Day Quote by: Bill Cosby

Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it.
Fathers Day Quote by: Clarence Budington Kelland

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
Fathers Day Quote by: Enid Bagnold

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Fathers Day Quote by: Johann Schiller

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Fathers Day Quote by: Unknown

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Fathers Day Quote by: Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Fathers Day Quote by: Mark Twain, “Old Times on the Mississippi” Atlantic Monthly, 1874

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
Fathers Day Quote by: Gloria Naylor 

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.
Fathers Day Quote by: Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day
should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
Fathers Day Quote by: Phyllis Diller

Are we not like two volumes of one book?
Fathers Day Quote by: Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
Fathers Day Quote by: Red Buttons

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.
Fathers Day Quote by: M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
Fathers Day Quote by: Dinah Craik

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
Fathers Day Quote by: Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968 

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Fathers Day Quote by: Clarence Budington Kelland

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Fathers Day Quote by: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
Fathers Day Quote by: Lord Chesterfield

Don’t make a baby if you can’t be a father.
Fathers Day Quote by: National Urban League Slogan

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Fathers Day Quote by: Aldous Huxley

A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
Fathers Day Quote by: Helen Rowland

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
Fathers Day Quote by: Austin O’Malley

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Fathers Day Quote by: Confucius

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.
Fathers Day Quote by: William Penn

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
Fathers Day Quote by: Charles Wadworth

Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
Fathers Day Quote by: Unknown

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later…
Fathers Day Quote by: Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, “She’s more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.”
Fathers Day Quote by: Helen Hayes

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Fathers Day Quote by: William Shakespeare

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Fathers Day Quote by: Confucius

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.
Fathers Day Quote by: David Gottesman

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
Fathers Day Quote by: Sigmund Freud 

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
Fathers Day Quote by: Jewish Proverb

I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
Fathers Day Quote by: Imelda Marcos

You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.
Fathers Day Quote by: Stanley T. Banks in the movie ‘Father of the Bride’

There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.
Fathers Day Quote by: Samuel Johnson

My son, a perfect little boy of five years and three months, had ended his earthly life. You can never sympathize with me; you can never know how much of me such a young child can take away. A few weeks ago I accounted myself a very rich man, and now the poorest of all.
Fathers Day Quote by: Ralph Waldo Emerson, on the death of his son

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Fathers Day Quote by: Knights of Pythagoras

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“When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it’s a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what’s happening. She becomes what’s happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time.
Fathers Day Quote by: Frederick Buechner, ‘Whistling in the Dark’

I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.
Fathers Day Quote by: Mario Cuomo

My father was a statesman, I’m a political woman.
My father was a saint. I’m not.
Fathers Day Quote by: Indira Gandhi

My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.
Fathers Day Quote by: King George V

4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad’s idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.
Fathers Day Quote by: Unknown

My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life.
Fathers Day Quote by: Lee Iacocca

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Fathers Day Quote by: Pope John XXIII

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”
Fathers Day Quote by: Harmon Killebrew

Father, whom I murdered every night but one,
That one, when your death murdered me.
Fathers Day Quote by: Howard Moss, Elegy for My Father (l. 1-2)

Noble fathers have noble children.
Fathers Day Quote by: Euripides

Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children.
Fathers Day Quote by: Richard Henry Dana

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.
Fathers Day Quote by: Unknown

If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame.
Fathers Day Quote by: Chinese Proverb

When I was a kid, my father told me every day, ‘You’re the most wonderful boy in the world, and you can do anything you want to.’
Fathers Day Quote by: Jan Hutchins

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.
Fathers Day Quote by: Mario Cuomo

My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly not really knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it.
Fathers Day Quote by: Josefowitz

“Train up a child in the way which he should go
and when he is old he will not depart from it”
Fathers Day Quote by: Proverbs 22:
6

Mother Toppers, Quotes and more


Page Toppers

  • #1 Mom
  • Because I Said So
  • Because I’m the Mom, That’s Why
  • Blame it on Mama
  • Call Your Mother. She Worries.
  • Caution, Mom is Stressed
  • Every Mother is a Working Mother
  • Mama Don’t Allow
  • Mama Don’t Allow No Pouting Here
  • MOM – Maker of Miracles
  • Moms are the Treasures of the World
  • Mom’s Day Off
  • Mom’s the Word
  • Mommie Dearest
  • The Momster
  • Mother is Another Word for Love
  • Mother Knows Best
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers Make the World Go Round
  • Mum’s the Word
  • My Greatest Blessings Call Me Mommy
  • No One Hugs Like Mom!
  • Nobody Cares Like a Mom
  • Nobody Does it Better
  • Super Mom
  • This is What a Great Mom Looks Like:

Quotes

  • All mother’s are working mothers.
  • As a mother my job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible. (RuthBellGraham)
  • Because I’m the Mom; that’s why!
  • Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. (Mildred B. Vermont)
  • Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had…and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. (Linda Wooten)
  • Being a stay-at-home mom can be really frustrating, especially when others say you don’t work!
  • By the time a woman realizes that maybe her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks everything she does is wrong.
  • Don’t blame working mothers for problem kids. We¬†have¬†to work!
    What do you want me to be–barefoot and pregnant…like my daughter?
  • Every mother knows when children say they are doing nothing, they are into mischief.
  • Father knows best, but Mom knows better!
  • Flowers have the sun, children have their mothers.
  • Good mothers, like bad ones, sometimes holler and spank, but the children know the difference.
  • Home is where a mother’s love surrounds with tender care.
  • I knew I had relinquished even my subconscious to motherhood when I found myself tying double knots in my own shoelaces.
  • M is for MOM, not Maid!
  • Mirror, mirror on the wall, I am my Mother after all.
  • Mom stands for Mother; NOT Made-Of-Money!
  • Most mothers hate four letter words,
    especially: cook, wash, iron and dust!
  • Mother and Love: different only in name, the miracles they work are one and the same.
  • A mother is a rock in the midst of chaos.
  • A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. (TennevaJordan)
  • Mother–a shoulder to cry on, a smile to count on, a love to live on.
  • A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
  • Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. (Marion C. Garretty)
  • The mother of three notoriously unruly youngsters was asked whether or not she’d have children if had it to do over again. “Sure,” she replied. “But not the same ones.
  • A mother understands what a child does not say. (Jewish proverb)
  • A mother understands when no one else can!
  • Motherhood:¬†If it were going to be easy, it never would have started with something called labor. (Barbara Johnson)
  • Motherhood is full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually they move out.
  • Motherhood is not for wimps!
  • Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. (Aristotle)
  • Mothers are not paid for their work because it is priceless!
  • Mother’s are people who get up in the morning¬†before¬†they smell the bacon frying.
  • A mother’s heart is as big as the world.
  • A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. (Agatha Christie)
  • A mother’s love is like an ever-burning candle, a warm bright ray, whose light is always there to help along the way.
  • A mother’s love is the heart of the home.
  • A mother’s love never ages.
  • Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.
  • My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. (Mark Twain)
  • An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. (Spanish Proverb)
  • When a mother hasn’t enough will power to discipline her children, she calls the weakness child psychology.
  • Who ran to help me when I fell, and would some pretty story tell or kiss the place and make it well, my mother.
  • Working mothers work wonders!
  • You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool MOM!
  • “From the time she was born, until she was fifteen, I didn’t know where I left off and she began. We were joined at the hip or the heart or the brain.” – Lee Grant
  • “What do girls do who haven’t any mothers to help them through their troubles?” – Louisa May Alcott
  • “Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began.” – Signe Hammer
  • “She’s my teacher, my advisor, my greatest inspiration.” – Whitney Houston
  • “God intended motherhood to be a relay race. Each generation would pass the baton on to the next. ” – Mary Pride
  • “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield

I Loved You Enough To…

(by Erma Bombeck)
We all know that being a Mom is the hardest, most rewarding job on the face of this Earth.
“You don’t love me!”
How many times have your kids laid that one on you? And how many times have you, as a parent, resisted the urge to tell them how much? Someday, when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a mother, I’ll tell them:

  • I loved you enough to bug you about where you were going, with whom and what time you would get home.
  • I loved you enough to insist you buy a bike with your own money, which we could afford, and you couldn’t.
  • I loved you enough to be silent and let you discover your hand picked friend was a creep.
  • I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your bedroom, a job that would have taken me fifteen minutes.
  • I loved you enough to say, “Yes, you can go to Disney World on Mother’s Day.”
  • I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, disgust, and tears in my eyes.
  • I loved you enough not to make excuses for your lack of respect or your bad manners.
  • I loved you enough to admit that I was wrong and ask for your forgiveness.
  • I loved you enough to ignore “what every other mother” did or said.
  • I loved you enough to let you stumble, fall, hurt, and fail.
  • I loved you enough to let you assume the responsibility for your own actions, at six, ten, or sixteen.
  • I loved you enough to figure you would lie about the party being chaperoned, but forgave you for it…after discovering I was right.
  • I loved you enough to shove you off my lap, let go of your hand, be mute to your pleas and insensitive to your demands…so that you had to stand alone.
  • I loved you enough to accept you for what you are, and not what I wanted you to be.
  • But most of all, I loved you enough to say no when you hated me for it. That was the hardest part of all.
  • “Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” – Kahlil Gibran
  • “A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.” – Victoria Secunda

Real Mothers

Real Mothers don’t eat quiche; they don’t have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn’t come out of shag carpet.
Real Mothers don’t want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.
Real Mothers sometimes ask “why me?” and get their answer when a little voice says, “because I love you best.”
Real Mothers know that a child’s growth is not measured by height or years or grade
It is marked by the progression of Mama to Mommy to Mom.


Somebody Said

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby‚Ķ
Somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, “Normal,” is history.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct . . .
Somebody never took a three- year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring . . .
Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver’s permit.

Somebody said if you’re a ‘good’ mother, your child will ‘turn out good’ . . .
Somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said “good” mothers never raise their voices . . .
Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor’s kitchen window.

Somebody said you don’t need an education to be a mother.
Somebody never helped a fourth grader with her math.

Somebody said you can’t love the fifth child as much as you love the first . . .
Somebody doesn’t have five children.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books . . .
Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery . . .
Somebody never watched her ‘baby’ get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten–or on a plane headed for boot camp.

Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back . . .
Somebody never organized four giggling Brownies to sell cookies.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married . . .
Somebody doesn’t know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother’s heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother’s job is done when her last child leaves home . . .
Somebody never had grandchildren.

Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don’t need to tell her . . .
Somebody isn’t a mother.


Business Cards

If you have a computer program that will make business cards you can make some really cute ones for your “job” as a homemaker or SAHM.
At the top put “Every mother is a working mother” (or other motto of your choice).
In the center put your name in large letters.
Under that put “Homemaker, Licensed” or “Stay-at-home Mom, licensed”.
In the lower left corner put your address, phone and/or email address.
In the lower right put “10 (or appropriate number) years of experience turning out quality products.”


Not Just a Housewife

A few months ago, when I was picking up the children at school, another mother I knew well, rushed up to me. Emily was fuming with indignation.
“Do you know what you and I are?” she demanded.
Before I could answer–and I didn’t really have one handy–she blurted out the reason for her question. It seemed she had just returned from renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk’s office. Asked by the woman recorder to state her “occupation,” Emily had hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.
“What I mean is,” explained the recorder, “Do you have a job, or are you just a . . . ”
“Of course I have a job,” snapped Emily. “I’m a mother.”
“We don’t list “mother” as an occupation . . .”housewife” covers it,” said the recorder emphatically.
I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient, and possessed of a high-sounding title, like “Official Interrogator” or “Town Registrar.”
“And what is your occupation?” she probed.
What made me say it, I do not know. The words simply popped out. “I’m . . . a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.”
The clerk paused, ballpoint pen frozen in mid-air, and looked up as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly, emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my pompous pronouncement was written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.
“Might I ask,” said the clerk with new interest, “just what you do in your field?”
Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply, “I have a continuing program of research (what mother doesn’t) in the laboratory and in the field (normally I would have said indoors and out). I’m working for my Masters (the whole darned family) and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities (any mother care to agree?) and I often work fourteen hours a day (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers
and the rewards are in satisfaction rather than just money.”
There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk’s voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door. As I drove into our driveway buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants–age thirteen, seven, and three. And upstairs, I could hear our new experimental model (six months) in the child-development program, testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt triumphant. I had scored a beat on bureaucracy. And I had gone down on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than “just another . . .”
Home . . . what a glorious career. Especially when there’s a title on the door.


POSITION: Mom, Mother, Mommy, Mommie, Ma, MOM!

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Long-term team players needed for challenging permanent work in an often-chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in faraway cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

For the rest of your life. Must provide on-the-site training in basic life skills, such as nose blowing.¬† Must have strong skills in negotiating, conflict resolution and crisis management.¬† Ability to suture flesh wounds a plus.¬† Must be able to think out of the box but not lose track of the box, because you most likely will need it for a school project. Must reconcile petty cash disbursements and be proficient in managing budgets and resources fairly, unless you want to hear, “He got more than me!” for the rest of your life.

Also, must be able to drive motor vehicles safely under loud and adverse conditions while simultaneously practicing above-mentioned skills in conflict resolution.¬† Must be able to choose your battles and stick to your guns.¬† Must be able to withstand criticism, such as “You don’t know anything.”

Must be willing to be hated at least temporarily, until someone needs $5 to go skating.  Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.

Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 MPH in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.  Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers.

Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects.  Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.  Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next.  Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys and battery operated devices.

Also, must have a highly energetic entrepreneurial spirit, because fund-raiser will be your middle name.¬† Must have a diverse knowledge base, so as to answer questions such as “What makes the wind move?” or “Why can’t they just go in and shoot Sadism Hussein?” on the fly.¬†Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.¬† Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.

Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT AND PROMOTION:
Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
None required, unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION:
You pay them, offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn eighteen because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS:
While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered, job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.


Songs about Mothers

  • Are We There yet, Momma? – Walter Hyatt (1993)
  • At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama) –¬†The El Dorados¬†(1955)
  • Blame it on Mama –¬†The Jenkins¬†(2004)
  • Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Told Me) – Shirley Bassey (1957)
  • Come on, Little Mama – Ray Harris (1956)
  • Crazy Little Mama at My Front Door –¬†Pleasant Valley Boys¬†(1977)
  • Daddy’s Home, But Mama’s Gone –¬†The Monotones¬†(1960)
  • Did He Call Today, Mama? – Jackie DeShannon (1963)
  • Does Anybody Know Why Ana Maria’s Mama is Crying – James Talley (1992)
  • Does Your Mama Know about Me? –¬†Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers¬†(1968)
  • Don’t Dance on Mama’s Rug – Eddie Hodges (1959)
  • Don’t Step on Mother’s Roses – Johnny Cash (1959)
  • Don’t Tell Your Mama Where You’ve Been – Eddie Floyd (1969)
  • Fore She Was Mama – Clay Walker (2006)
  • Heart-Breaking Mama – Skeets McDonald (1956)
  • Her Momma Doesn’t Think it’s Right – Boyd Bennett (1958)
  • Her Mother’s Wedding Dress – Groovey Joe Poovey (1963)
  • Hey Lawdy, Mama –¬†Steppenwolf¬†(1970)
  • Hey, Leroy, Your Mama’s Callin’ You – Jimmy Castor (1967)
  • Hey Mama – Sonny Fisher (1955)
  • Hey Mama, You’ve Been on My Mind –¬†The Caravelles¬†(1966)
  • Hip-Shakin’ Mama – Jackie Lee Cochran (1956)
  • Hot Mama – Trace Adkins (2004)
  • Hot Rod Mama – Ramblin’ Jimmie Dolan (1952)
  • I Have No Mother Now –¬†Down South¬†(2007)
  • I Saw Mommie Kissing Santa Claus – Lynn Anderson (1971)
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd (1952)
  • I’m Gonna Tell Your Mother – Jimmy McCracklin (1962)
  • I’m the One Mama Warned You About – Mickey Gilley (1985)
  • I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised – Johnny Paycheck (1977)
  • If Your Mother Only Knew –¬†Smokey Robinson and the Miracles¬†(1962)
  • Jesus and Mama –¬†Confederate Railroad¬†(1992)
  • Juke Box Mama –¬†Link Wray and the Raymen¬†(1971)
  • Lady Luck and Mother Nature – Roy Head (1976)
  • Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way – Carl Smith (1951)
  • Lunch With Mother Goose – John Zacherle (1958)
  • Mama Can’t Buy You Love – Elton John (1979)
  • Mama Didn’t Know – Major Lance (1963)
  • Mama Doll -LawtonWilliams (1960)
  • Mama Don’t Allow –¬†The Clinch Mountain Boys¬†(1992)
  • Mama Don’t Allow No Music Played in Here –¬†Rooftop Singers¬†(1963)
  • Mama Don’t Allow No Parkin’ –¬†Brownsville Station¬†(1974)
  • Mama, Doncha Think I Know – Jackie Lee Cochran (1957)
  • Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean – Ruth Brown (1953)
  • Mama, He’s Crazy –¬†The Judds¬†(1984)
  • Mama, I Won’t Be Wearing a Ring – Peggy Little (1970)
  • Mama Lou – Penny DeHaven (1969)
  • Mama Rosa – Renato Carosone (1956)
  • Mama, She’s Lazy –¬†Pinkard and Bowden¬†(1984)
  • Mama Spank – Liz Anderson (1967)
  • Mama Told Me Not to Come –¬†Three Dog Night¬†(1970)
  • Mama, What Does Cheatin’ Mean – Carroll Baker (1981)
  • Mama’s Gone Goodbye – Art Fell and David Cross (2008)
  • Mama’s Never Seen Those Eyes –¬†The Forester Sisters¬†(1986)
  • Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys –¬†Gibson/Miller Band¬†(1994)
  • Man That Turned My Mama on, The – Tanya Tucker (1974)
  • Mean Mama Blues – Ernest Tubb (1942)
  • Mom and Dad’s Waltz – Patti Page (1961)
  • Momma Knows the Highway – Hal Ketchum (1993)
  • Mommy for a Day – Kitty Wells (1959)
  • Mother and ChildReunion- Paul Simon (1972)
  • Mother for My Children, A –¬†The Whispers¬†(1974)
  • Mother Goose – Jethro Tull (1971)
  • Mother Maybelle – Cecil Null (1964)
  • Mother Nature – Floyd Robinson (1961)
  • Mother Nature’s Wine –¬†Sugarloaf¬†(1971)
  • Motherhood –¬†The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra¬†(1966)
  • Motherless Child – Richie Havens (1969)
  • Motorcycle Mama – Neil Young (1978)
  • Mountain Mama – John Van Horn (1972)
  • Mr. Mom –¬†Lonestar¬†(2004)
  • Music Makin’ Mama fromMemphis- Hank Snow (1952)
  • My Mama Don’t Like Him –¬†The Raindrops¬†(1965)
  • My Mother’s Other Son – Tommy Cash and Tommy Jennings (1983)
  • My Mother’s Pearls – Don Cornell (1952)
  • My Mother’s Wedding Ring – Russ Hamilton (1960)
  • My Square-Dancin’ Mama, She Done Learned to Rock ‘n’ Roll – Bob Gallion (1956)
  • Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune – Jack Bruce (1969)
  • Old Mother Nature – Ned Miller (1957)
  • Only Hell My Mama Raised Was Me – James Gilreath (1966)
  • Papa’s Going Crazy, Mama’s Going Mad – Bob and Randy Atcher (1940)
  • Pistol-Packin’ Mama –¬†The Goins Brothers¬†(1995)
  • Place for Mama’s Roses, A – Red Sovine (1978)
  • Roll on, Big Mama – Joe Stampley (1975)
  • Say Mama –¬†Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps¬†(1958)
  • Sylvia’s Mother – Dennis Locorriere (2000)
  • Tell Mama – Etta James (1967)
  • That’s All Right, Mama – Elvis Presley (1954)
  • Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother – Jerry Jeff Walker (1973)
  • What is a Mother’s Love? –¬†Lonnie Glosson and His Band¬†(1947)
  • What’s Your Mama’s Name? – Tanya Tucker (1973)
  • Wiggly Little Mama –¬†The Krazy Kats¬†(1959)
  • You Make Me Want to Be a Mother – Tammy Wynette (1975)
  • You’re Mother Said So –¬†Darrell and the Oxfords¬†(1960)
  • Your Mama Don’t Dance –¬†Loggins and Messina¬†(1972)
  • Your Mama’s Out of Town –¬†The Carter Lewis Southerners¬†(1963)

Mother Quotes

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
— Agatha Christie

“Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.”
— Arnold Bennett

“A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”
— Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

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

“Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.”
— Hosea Ballou

“The best academy, a mother’s knee.”
— James Russell Lowell

“The phrase “working mother” is redundant.”
— Jane Sellman

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
— Jewish proverb

“Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.”
— John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.”
— Joseph Stefano

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.”
— Kate Douglas Wiggin

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.”
— Lin Yutang

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”
— Mark Twain

“Motherhood is like Albania– you can’t trust the descriptions in the books, you have to go there.”
— Marni Jackson

“We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.”
— Mary Antin

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”
— Maya Angelou

“Over the years I have learned that motherhood is much like an austere religious order, the joining of which obligates one to relinquish all claims to personal possessions.”
— Nancy Stahl

“Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes (1775-1817)

“When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
— Pablo Picasso

“A mother’s hardest to forgive. Life is the fruit she longs to hand you, Ripe on a plate. And while you live, Relentlessly she understands you.”
— Phyllis McGinley

“Men are what their mothers made them.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.”
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn’t want your mother to hear at your trial.”
— Sydney Biddle Barrows

“An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.”
— Spanish proverb

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
— Theodore Hesburgh

“A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother’s love.”
— Thomas C. Haliburton

“Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”
— Toni Morrison

“Children are the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives.”
— Unknown

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”
— Victor Hugo

“The only thing a lawyer won’t question is the legitimacy of his mother.”
— W. C. Fields

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”
–William Makepeace Thackeray

“The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”
— William Ross Wallace

Mother/Women Quotes

  • “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.” – Alphonse DeLamartine
  • “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Jewish Proverb
  • “Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” – Barbara DeAngelis
  • “A mother is someone who can take the place of everyone else, but no one in the world can take her place.” – Author Unknown
  • “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulricher
  • “Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.” Anonymous
  • “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” Abraham Lincoln
  • “A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”
     Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” Henry Ward Beecher
  • “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” Maya Angelou

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My Wedding day Toppers, Quotes and more

Page Toppers

  • After the Boy Gets the Girl
  • All Because Two People Fell in Love
  • All My Love, All My Life
  • Always and Forever
  • An Apple Blossom Wedding
  • And the Story Begins…
  • And the Two Shall Become One
  • And This…Our Life…Our Beginning
  • Baby, I Do!
  • The Beginning of a Beautiful Forever!
  • Behind the Scenes
  • The Bells on Our Wedding Day
  • Beyond My Wildest Dreams
  • The Big Day
  • The Blending of Lives
  • Bless You Both
  • Blissfully Wedded
  • The Bond of Love
  • Bound in Love
  • Bridal Beauty
  • Celebration of Love
  • Chantilly Lace and a Pretty Face
  • Chapel of Love
  • The Day Before Our Wedding
  • Dearly Beloved
  • Down the Aisle
  • A Dream Come True
  • Dreaming My Dreams With You
  • Dreams Do Come True
  • Endless Love
  • An Everlasting Love
  • Fairy Tales Do Come True!
  • Father of the Bride
  • Father of the Bride…
    So Full of Pride
  • First Love, Last Love
  • Flower Girl
  • Forever and Ever, Amen
  • Forever is as Far as I’ll Go
  • From This Day Forward
  • From This Moment On
  • Get Me to the Church on Time
  • Getting Hitched
  • Getting Ready…
  • The Glory of Love
  • Going to the Chapel
  • Goin’ to the Chapel…
    and We’re Gonna’ Get Married
  • Golden Wedding Bands
  • The Greatest of These is Love
  • Happiest Girl in the Whole USA
  • He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not,
    He Loves Me, We Tied the Knot!
  • Headin’ for a Weddin’
  • Her Mother’s Wedding Dress
  • Here Comes the Bride
  • Hope-Chest Song
  • Hopelessly Devoted to You
  • How Do I Love You…
    Let Me Count the Ways
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I Did, I Does and I Do
  • I Do, I Do, I Do
  • I Got You Babe
  • I Just Fall In Love Again
  • I Love You For Sentimental Reasons
  • I Love You Truly
  • I Thee Wed
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand
  • I Will Always Love You
  • I Will Love You Forever
  • I’ll Be Loving You, Always
  • I’ll Love You for Always
  • I’ll Love You Forever
  • I’m Gonna Get Married
  • I’m My Beloved’s and He is Mine
  • I’m Yours
  • I’ve Been Waiting for a Girl Like You
  • In the Chapel in the Moonlight
  • It Isn’t a Dream Anymore
  • Just Another Dream Come True
  • Just Married
  • Just the Two of Us
  • A Kiss to Build a Dream On
  • Let it Be Me
  • Let’s Run Away and Get Married
  • Little Band of Gold
  • Love is the Foundation
  • Love Conquers All
  • Love Story
  • Love Will Find a Way
  • Love One Another
  • Lucky to Have Each Other
  • Maid of Honor
  • Making Our Dreams Come True
  • Man of the Hour
  • Marriage Proposal
  • Marriage Vow
  • Marry Me
  • Marrying Kind of Love
  • Match Made in Heaven
  • Matchmaker
  • The Member of the Wedding
  • Memories of Wedding Bells
  • Most of All, Let Love Guide Your Life
  • Much Ado About Something
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • My Wedding Ring
  • No Greater Love
  • Now and Forever
  • Of One Heart
  • Old Shoes and a Bag of Rice
  • Once Upon a Time…
  • One Heart, One Mind
  • Our Love is Tied With Heartstrings
  • Our Special Day
  • Our Two Hearts Make One!
  • Our Wedding Bands
  • Our Wedding Waltz
  • Perfect Proposal
  • The Pledge
  • Pretty Maids All in a Row
  • The Proposal
  • Sharing the Love
  • So Happy Together
  • Some Dreams Come True
  • Something Blue
  • Something Borrowed
  • Something New
  • Something Old
  • Something Old, Something New
  • Stand By Me
  • The Story of Us
  • Taking the Big Leap
  • There’s Gonna Be a Wedding
  • Third Finger, Left Hand
  • This Diamond Ring
  • This Guy’s In Love with You
  • This Magic Moment
  • Tie Your Dreams to Mine
  • A Time for Us
  • To Have and to Hold
  • Today, I Marry My Best Friend
  • Together Forever
  • Tomorrow We’ll Be Married
  • True Companions
  • True Love
  • Two Become One
  • Two Families United Together
  • Two Hearts Shall Be as One
  • Two Hearts United in Love
  • Two Will Be One
  • Tying the Knot
  • Undying Love
  • United in Love
  • Walk Forever By My Side
  • Walking Down the Aisle
  • We Are Blessed
  • We Can Last Forever
  • Wedding Bells Ring
  • Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Day
  • Wedding Gown of White
  • Wedding Ring
  • Weddings Make Me Cry
  • We’ll Be Married in June
  • We’re Gonna Get Married
  • We’re Tying the Knot
  • We’ve Only Just Begun!
  • What a Difference a Day Makes
  • When a Man Loves a Woman
  • When We Get Married
  • Who Gives This Woman?
  • A Whole New World
  • Will You Marry Me
  • With This Ring I Thee Wed
  • You and Me Against The World
  • You are the Light of My Life
  • You are the Wind Beneath My Wings
  • You Beat Any Dream I’ve Ever Had
  • You Complete Me
  • You Mean the World to Me
  • You’re the One

Quotes

  • And now abide faith, hope, and love, these three, but the greatest is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
  • As long as the grass shall grow, as long as the sun shall shine
  • Chance cannot change love, nor time impair, for love is more than a feeling. Love is a decision, a commitment to care forever.
  • Commitment looks toward a future that cannot be seen, and promises to be there.
  • Don’t bother me. I’m living happily ever after.
  • A dream that is dreamed by two will always come true
  • Every day I fall more in love with you
  • For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate. (Mark 10:7)
  • From long ago and far away love brought us to our wedding day!
  • Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be (Robert Browning)
  • Happiness is being married to your best friend.
  • Henceforth there shall be such a oneness between you, that when one weeps, the other will taste salt.
  • I feel sorry for anyone who isn’t me today
  • I will not love you for the rest of your life, but for the rest of mine.
  • I’ll build your dreams with these two hands.
  • In your life, may your joys be added, sorrows subtracted, cares divided and happiness multiplied.
  • I’ve looked at Love from both sides now (2nd marriage)
  • Knowing you’ll be in all my tomorrows, makes my today so wonderful!
  • Let our love be like an arch–two weaknesses learning together to form one strength.
  • Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:7-8)
  • Love can’t ever get better than this
  • Love comforts like sunshine after rain.
  • Love is patient, love is kind…Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4,8)
  • Love is pulling together against all odds
  • May I have this dance for the rest of your life?
  • May these two hearts forever be, in sweet and loving harmony
  • May you know such oneness that when one weeps, the other will taste salt.
  • My life is so blessed because you are in it!
  • The path to happiness is so narrow that two cannot walk on it unless they become one.
  • The road is bright before us
    as hand in hand we start,
    One mind, one soul, one heart.
  • Side by side, hand in hand, heart to heart.
  • Thank you for sharing in the celebration of our love and commitment on our wedding day.
  • To have and to hold,
    to love and to cherish,
    from this day forward…
  • Today I marry my best friend
    the one I laugh with, live for, dream with…and love.
  • Today’s happy together times are tomorrow’s warm with memory times
  • Together is a wonderful place to be.
  • Two hearts once joined in friendship, united now with love.
  • Two hearts, two minds, two lives–one never-ending love.
  • We do not remembers days. We remember moments.
  • What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life. (George Eliot)
  • What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder. (Mark 10:9)

What’s in a Name

(Nova Trimble Ashley)

Kindergarten:
Billy loves Betsy!
Betsy loves Billy!

Grade school:
Willie hates Bessie!
Bessie hates Willie!

High School:
Bill likes Liz–
Liz likes Bill.

College:
Bill loves Betty!
Betty loves Bill!

Finale:
I, William, take thee,
Elizabeth . . .

A Wedding Prayer

Today is the beginning.
In the years that lie ahead
May you always share the love you have
This day as you are wed.

I pray you’ll each be one on whom
The other can depend,
And may you share not only love,
But be each other’s friend.

Some hopes may not be realized,
Some dreams may not come true,
But many of them will, I know,
To bless the two of you.

Within the home that you will have,
I pray you’ll always find
Contentment, joy, security,
Good health and peace of mind.


from the Book of Common Prayer

Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life that each may be to the other a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy. Amen


I Cross My Heart

(George Strait, music and words by Steve Doroff and Eric Kaz)

Our love is unconditional, we knew it from the start.
I see it in your eyes, you can feel it from my heart.
From here on after let’s stay the way we are right now,
And share all the love and laughter
That a lifetime will allow.

I cross my heart and promise to
Give all I’ve got to give to make all your dreams come true.
In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as mine.

You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete,
And as long as there’s a breath in me, I’ll make yours just as sweet.
As we look into the future, it’s as far as we can see,
So let’s make each tomorrow be the best that it can be.

I cross my heart and promise to
Give all I’ve got to give to make all your dreams come true.
In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as mine.

And if along the way we find a day it starts to storm,
You’ve got the promise of my love to keep you warm.
In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as mine,
A love as true as mine.


For my Dad with all my Love…

Your little girl is all grown up
and has found a love so true,
but a special place in my heart
will always belong to you.


Real Life Wedding Vows…

Do you Chris, promise to always agree with Suzanne, in rightness or in wrongness, forsaking all logic, thus saving a fortune in marriage counseling and legal fees, for as long as you both shall live?


Wedding Prayer

We have shared your life and love
And now we send you on
Knowing that the love you’ve promised here
Will keep you strong.

Share with us if ever
There is something we can do.
Know that you are loved,
And love will always be our prayer for you!


I Thee Wed

I cannot turn my back just now,
I sense your need of me.
I am here.
I married you
Not only for the good that I can take
But for all that I can give.
I understand.
I accept.
I thee wed.


To the Bride and Groom

(Grace Mandry)

May friends and family be your anchor
May contentment always reign
May your love be everlasting
And your glass filled with champagne


Apache Wedding Prayer

Now you will feel no rain, for each
of you will be shelter to the other.

Now you will feel no cold, for each
of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no more loneliness, for each
of you will be companion to the other.

Now you are two persons,
But there is only one life before you.

Go now to your dwelling place
To enter into the days of your togetherness

And may your days be good
and long upon the earth.


Poems to go with disposable cameras at the reception

See Wedding Photo Ideas


Poem for Seed Packet Wedding Favors

These seed we give are a symbol of our love.
Planted like our vows grown with care and love .
Watch them grow as the years go by.
Nurtured with Gods watchful eyes and his unending love.


The Bride, The Bridegroom and the Bubbles

(Grace Mandry, used with permission from the author)

Why do we blow bubbles to wish them well?
Their existence is brief–as is their farewell
Fragile, translucent, round rainbows that fly
A touch, and they’re gone in the blink of an eye
Perhaps in their transience a lesson is learned
A lifetime of love must be nurtured and earned
Passion is fleeting, but compassion sustains
Beauty may vanish, but devotion remains.


The Groom and the Garter

(Grace Mandry, used with permission from the author)

The elegant bridegroom, dignified and refined
With pride and delight weds his sweet valentine
As tradition precludes all pretense and surprise
The bride’s lacy garter is his promised prize
With a flourish he flings it while the bachelors wait
When the garter is captured, then they all celebrate


Hankie Baby Bonnet

I made one for my granddaughter. I used a decorative handkerchief that had been my mother-in-law’s. It had very fine crocheted lace around the edges. I folded the handkerchief almost in half (the lace formed two rows that framed the baby’s face. The fold was plain and I ran a gathering stitch on the fold and pulled it tight, forming a circle, tied the thread in a knot. I then made ribbon rosette for either side of the front of the bonnet and had ribbon ties sewed under the rosettes. Hope these directions are clear enough. I have seen bonnets with more decorations which you could do also.

Here is the poem that goes with the Hankie Baby Bonnet:

I’m just a little hankie, as square as square can be,
but with a stitch or two, they make a bonnet out of me.
I’ll be worn from the hospital, or on Christening Day,
Then, I’ll be neatly pressed and carefully put away.
Then on the Wedding Day, as I’ve always been told,
Every well-dressed bride must have something old.
So what would be more fitting than to find little old me,
With a few stitches snipped, and a Wedding hankie I’ll be!
And if perchance it is a boy, some day he’ll surely wed,
So to his Bride he can present the hankie once worn on his head.

For A SPECIAL BABY

For a special baby
Loving thoughts and nimble hands
Created this little bonnet
Of fine lace and ribbon bands.At first it was a handkerchief
But with some stitches small
A bonnet was made for downy head
To be admired by all.
Mother will carefully store it
Gently pack it away
After years she’ll take it out
Before her daughter’s wedding day.She’ll snip the tiny stitches
Place it in her daughter’s hand
To carry, as a hanky, down the aisle
And receive her wedding band.

(For baby boy Handkerchief baby bonnet)

Mother’s son will find good use
For the square, when he’s a young man
He’ll give it to his sweetheart
When he asks her for her hand.


Life is to Share

A silver tea set, shining bright,
Romantic in the candle light.
Appliances costly, copper and brass,
Clothes of linen, China and glass.
These are gifts, lovely and rare,
Showered on the bridal pair.

But I would give with all wedding bands,
The joy of laboring with loving hands.
The pleasure that comes with painting a chair,
And the love that grows with the chores we share.
If I had my way, I’d make it a law,
Each bride gets a paintbrush,
Each groom a saw!


Wedding Dreams

I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.

Sunny day’s Quotes

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. –¬†William Arthur Ward

A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones. –¬†William Kent

A shady business never yields a sunny life. Р B. C. Forbes

A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you’ve scowled upon. ¬†–¬†Nathaniel Hawthorne

American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It’s never really caught on in the UK, probably because the last time we had a hot, sunny day was back in 1957. ¬†– ¬†Tom Holt

But I was never, you know, when I see some kids today who are close to their parents, close to their friends… I think it’s simply wonderful. I was not a happy kid. Back in those days, I remember the sick, gray days were better. Because when it was sunny I’d feel worse. –¬†Mike Wallace

I do like the ocean wave, actually. I’m born under the sign of Cancer – the sign of the crab – so I like coastal areas and sunny beaches and such – although not the wide-open and deep seas.¬†Anjelica Huston

I think golf is a waste of time and a waste of a sunny afternoon. I also stink at it. I have never found anything, including divorce and a sexual harassment suit, more frustrating. Р Jay Mohr

I’m very sunny. You know, I’m always optimistic. –¬†Paul Begala

In Texas it’s always hot, dry, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. –¬†Piper Perabo

On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings. –¬†Erma Bombeck

Shadows sometimes people don’t see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny. –¬†David Hockney

The fifties – they seem to have taken place on a sunny afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting belief in the moment and its power to satisfy. –¬†Elizabeth Hardwick

The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled. –¬†Henry Adams

We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons. –¬†W. H. Auden

We’re in the money, the skies are sunny; old man depression, you are through, you done us wrong! –¬†Al Dubin

Well, I heard of Sunny Ade, and looks as if his music is gonna be big on a global level, because I was in London the other day and some people asked me to review the album. –¬†Dennis Brown

Who cares about the clouds when we’re together? Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather. –¬†Dale Evans

With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, ‘Studs, you’re an optimist.’ I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what’s the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.

Bride toppers, quotes, poems and more…

Page Toppers

  • Blushing Bride
  • Father of the Bride
  • Father of the Bride…So Full of Pride
  • Here Comes the Bride
  • June Bride
  • Kiss the Bride
  • My Bride-to-Be
  • You May Kiss the Bride

Quotes

  • And now abide faith, hope, and love, these three, but the greatest is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
  • As long as the grass shall grow, as long as the sun shall shine
  • Chance cannot change love, nor time impair, for love is more than a feeling. Love is a decision, a commitment to care forever.
  • Commitment looks toward a future that cannot be seen, and promises to be there.
  • Don’t bother me. I’m living happily ever after.
  • A dream that is dreamed by two will always come true
  • Every day I fall more in love with you
  • For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate. (Mark 10:7)
  • From long ago and far away love brought us to our wedding day!
  • Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be (Robert Browning)
  • Happiness is being married to your best friend.
  • Henceforth there shall be such a oneness between you, that when one weeps, the other will taste salt.
  • I feel sorry for anyone who isn’t me today
  • I will not love you for the rest of your life, but for the rest of mine.
  • I’ll build your dreams with these two hands.
  • In your life, may your joys be added, sorrows subtracted, cares divided and happiness multiplied.
  • I’ve looked at Love from both sides now (2nd marriage)
  • Knowing you’ll be in all my tomorrows, makes my today so wonderful!
  • Let our love be like an arch – two weaknesses learning together to form one strength.
  • Love can’t ever get better than this
  • Love comforts like sunshine after rain.
  • Love is patient, love is kind…Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4,8)
  • Love is pulling together against all odds
  • May I have this dance for the rest of your life?
  • May these two hearts forever be, in sweet and loving harmony
  • May you know such oneness that when one weeps, the other will taste salt.
  • My life is so blessed because you are in it!
  • The path to happiness is so narrow that two cannot walk on it unless they become one.
  • Side by side, hand in hand, heart to heart.
  • Thank you for sharing in the celebration of our love and commitment on our wedding day.
  • To have and to hold, to love and to cherish, from this day forward…
  • Today I marry my best friend the one I laugh with, live for, dream with…and love.
  • Today’s happy together times are tomorrow’s warm with memory times
  • Together is a wonderful place to be.
  • Two hearts once joined in friendship, united now with love.
  • Two hearts, two minds, two lives – one never-ending love.
  • We do not remembers days. We remember moments.
  • What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life. (George Eliot)
  • What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder. (Mark 10:9)

To My Bride

To my bride, I give you my heart,
Sharing love each day, from the very start.

To my bride, I give you my kiss,
Filling each day with joy and bliss.

To my bride, I give you my being,
To love, to play, to work and to sing.

To my bride, I give you my mind,
Learning each day to be more kind.

To my bride, I give you my soul,
Growing together to be more whole.

To my bride, I give you my life,
Rejoicing each day that you are my wife.


The Countdown

(Marlys Bradley)

Finger by finger, she counted
The days until
Her birthday cake,
The start of school,
The Christmas tree
And Grandma’s house.
Now finger-by-finger,
She dons white gloves
And reaches for a veil.The music starts,
Our fingers touch and
I count myself blessed.

Wedding Wish for My Daughter

Beautiful child who lay in my arms
Was it only yesterday?
Diapers to pigtails, laughter and love
Sweeping the years away.
Today your life will join as one
With the man you will love forever.
And I know it is right . . .
for I’ve seen the joy
That the two of you share together.
Time’s come . . . you’re a woman.
I must say goodbye
Let me hold you and kiss your soft curls
On my face is a smile, but
There are tears in my heart
For you are still my little girl.


We Gave Her Dawn

(Max Ellison)

Who gives this woman to be wed?
Her Mother and I.
We gave her dawn.
We gave her grace.
We stamped our image on her face.
We gave her books,
And through the years,
Calmed her early childhood fears.
We gave her faith.
We gave her prayer.
She walked our road.
She climbed our stairs.
And now in solemn troth we swear,
We cannot give.
We only share.


Down the Aisle in Style

(Grace Mandry)

Will it be silk, chiffon or satin
Knee length, floor length, or with a long train?
Will it boast bows and beads and sequins
Or will it be unadorned and plain?
Will she appear in a gossamer veil
Beneath a tiara, crown or wreath?
Will she prefer a bouffant gown
Or will she select a stately sheath?
Daily dilemmas invade each hour
Yet time is resolute in its flight.
For today is the day when she will marry
In her perfect gown of snowy white.


The Home She Leaves

(Grace Mandry)

Ribbons and flowers–bows and lace
White paper bells, secured in place
Adorn the home wherein she learned
Of right and wrong and trust that’s earned.
But today she bids this home farewell
To share another, where she’ll dwell
With her true love, in joy and laughter
As they live ‘Happily Ever After’.


For Dad with all my Love…

Your little girl is all grown up
and has found a love so true,
but a special place in my heart
will always belong to you.


For Mom with all my Love . . .

Only a Mother is truly aware
of her daughter’s needs, her dreams, her cares;
and is always supportive from beginning to end . . .
I’m thankful you are my mother, my friend.


The Bridal Bouquet

(Grace Mandry, used with permission from the author)

Flowers arranged in a fragrant bouquet
For the happy bride on her Wedding Day
She tosses the blooms to a fortunate miss
Hoping she, too, will find marital bliss


Then He Kissed Me

(The Crystals)

Well, he walked up to me and he asked me if I wanted to dance.
He looked kinda nice and so I said I might take a chance.
When he danced he held me tight
And when he walked me home that night
All the stars were shining bright
And then he kissed me.

Each time I saw him I couldn’t wait to see him again.
I wanted to let him know that he was more than a friend.
I didn’t know just what to do
So I whispered I love you
And he said that he loved me too
And then he kissed me.

He kissed me in a way that I’ve never been kissed before,
He kissed me in a way that I wanna be kissed forever more.

I knew that he was mine so I gave him all the love that I had
And one day he took me home to meet his mom and his dad.
Then he asked me to be his bride
And always be right by his side.
I felt so happy I almost cried
And then he kissed me.


Butterfly Kisses

(Bob Carlisle)

There’s two things I know for sure.
She was sent here from heaven,
and she’s daddy’s little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night,
She talks to Jesus, and I close my eyes.
And I thank God for all of the joy in my life,
but most of all, for . . .
Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.

Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair.
“Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it’s my first ride.”
“I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried.”
Oh with all that I’ve done wrong,
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning,
And butterfly kisses at night.

Sweet sixteen today,
She’s looking like her Momma a little more every day.
one part woman, the other part girl.
to perfume and makeup, form ribbons and curls.
Trying her wings out in a great big world.
But I remember . . .
Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.

Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair.
“you know how much I love you Daddy,
but if you don’t mind,
I’m only going to kiss you
on the cheek this time.”
With all that I’ve done wrong, I
must have done something right.
To deserve her love every morning, and
butterfly kisses at night.

All the precious time Like the wind,
the years go by Precious butterfly
Spread your wings and fly
She’ll Change her name today.
She’ll make a promise,
and I’ll give her away.

Standing in the bride room just staring at her,
she asked me what I’m thinking,
and I just said I’m not sure,
I just feel like I’m losing my baby girl.”
Then she leaned over and gave me . . .
Butterfly kisses, with her momma there
Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair

“Walk me down the aisle daddy,
It’s just about time.”
“Does my wedding dress look pretty, Daddy?”
“Daddy don’t cry.”
With all that I’ve done wrong,
I must have done something right
To deserve her love every morning, and
butterfly kisses . . .

I couldn’t ask God for more, man,
This is what love is
I know I have to let her go,
But I’ll always remember
Every hug in the morning, and
Butterfly kisses . . .


The Perfect Dress

The wedding day was fast approaching. Everything was ready and nothing could dampen Jennifer’s excitement, not even her parents’ nasty divorce. Her mother, Sheila, finally found the PERFECT dress to wear and would be the best-dressed mother of the bride EVER!
A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn her new young stepmother, Barbie, had purchased the same dress. She asked Barbie to exchange the dress, but Barbie refused, “Absolutely not! I’m going to wear this dress. I’ll look like a million in it.”
Jennifer told her mother, who graciously replied, “Never mind dear, I’ll get another dress, after all it’s YOUR special day, not hers.”
Two weeks later, another dress was finally found. When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, “What are you going to do with the first dress? Maybe you should return it. You don’t have any place to wear it.”
Sheila grinned and replied, “Of course I do, dear! I’m wearing it to the rehearsal dinner!”


Songs about Brides

  • Be My Bride – Charlie Phillips (1958)
  • Blushing Bride – Fred Parris (1966)
  • Bride, The –¬†Trick Pony¬†(2002)
  • Child Bride – Terry Fell (1958)
  • Disappointed Bride –¬†The Hearts¬†(1956)
  • Here Comes the Bride on a Pinto Pony – Hugo Winterhalter (1950)
  • I Knew the Bride – Johnnie Allan (1980)
  • I’m Throwing Rice At the Girl I Love – Eddy Arnold (1949)
  • June Bride –¬†The Reflections¬†(1965)
  • Kiss the Bride – Elton John (1983)
  • May I Kiss the Bride? –¬†The Dreamlovers¬†(1961)
  • My Bride-to-Be – Larry Tamblyn (1960)
  • Rhode Island Bride –¬†The Acousticats¬†(1991)
  • Rose From a Bride’s Bouquet – George Jones (1964)
  • Take a City Bride –¬†Swampwater¬†(1971)
  • Tears on Her Bridal Bouquet – Stonewall Jackson (1958)
  • There Goes the Bride –¬†The Derailers¬†(2001)
  • We Knew the Bride –¬†Swampwater¬†(1987)

Quotes for my baby Girl

Working on my daughter’s Album I need¬†inspirational¬†quotes here our some that I found.

‚ÄúA child is God‚Äôs opinion that life should go on.‚Ä̬† ~ Unknown

‚ÄúIn the eyes of a child‚Ķthere is joy, there is laughter‚Ķ there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future‚Ķ‚Ä̬† ~ Air Supply

‚ÄúIn the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other.‚ÄĚ ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

‚ÄúMaternal love, like an orange tree, buds and blossoms and bears at once. When a woman puts her finger for the first time into the tiny hand of her baby and feels that helpless clutch which tightens her very heartstrings, she is born again with her newborn child.‚Ä̬† ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin

‚ÄúSome women are dripping with diamonds, some women are dripping with pearls, look at me, lucky me, I‚Äôm dripping with little girls.‚Ä̬† ~ From the musical ‚ÄúLittle Orphan Annie‚ÄĚ

A baby girl…
one of the most beautiful miracles in life,
one of the greatest joys we can ever know,
and one of the reasons why
there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness
in your world today.  ~ Unknown

A baby is a blank check made payable to the human race.  ~ Barbara Christine Seifert

A Daughter: The companion, the friend, and the confidant of her mother, and the object of a pleasure something like the love between the angels to her father.  ~ Richard Steele, 1710

A girl is
Innocence playing in the mud,
Beauty standing on its head,
and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.  ~ Alan Beck

A wee bit of heaven
drifted down from above-
A handful of happiness,
a heart full of love.

The mystery of life,
so sacred and sweet-
The giver of joy
so deep and complete.

Precious and priceless,
so lovable, too-
The world’s sweetest miracle,
baby, is you.
~ Helen Steiner Rice

Sugar and spice
and all things that are nice
That’s what little girls are made of  ~ Unknown

A world to be born under your footsteps…  ~ Saint-John Perse

Babies are such a nice way to start people.  ~ DON HEROLD

Baby’s fishing for a dream, fishing near and far. His line a silver moonbeam is, his bait a silver star.  ~ Alice C.D. Riley

BABY’S GIRL (Put in name of Baby that you are addressing)

We don’t know you yet
But we love you…
You are
New beginnings
New life
Family…
The gift of tomorrow
Belongs to you…
~ Judy Janish

Courage, determination, pride…that’s what little girls are made of.  ~ Unknown

Fresh as a daisy!  ~ Unknown

Girls are giggles with freckles all over them  ~ Unknown

Let’s put FIRST things FIRST!  ~ Unknown

Little Girl Under Construction  ~ Unknown

Little girls are precious gifts, wrapped in love serene. Their dresses are tied with sashes and wrapped up in dreams.  ~ Unknown

Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people.  ~ Allen Beck

Little girls dance their way into your heart,
Whirling on the tips of angel wings,
Scattering gold dust and kisses in our paths
~ Unknown

She will fill our lives with sunshine….
And our hearts with love.
~ Unknown

Special Things Come in Small Packages
~ Unknown

Ten fingers, Ten toes
She’s laughter and teardrops
So small and brand new
And amazingly angelic
She’s sent to bless you
She’s one special Baby
The best of life’s treasure
And will grant and bless you
Many hours of great pleasure
~ Unknown

Ten little fingers, Ten tiny toes,
The sweetest of smiles
And a cute little nose.
All these add up
To a very special
thing ‚ÄĒ A BABY
The greatest of gifts
That life can bring
~ Unknown

Ten tiny little fingers that always want to play,
That never stop exploring the wonder of today.
Ten tiny little fingers that from the very start,
Will reach out for tomorrow yet always hold your heart.
~ Unknown

The beauty of a girl cannot be mimicked, fabricated or created by human means, it only occurs naturally.  ~ Pam Callaghan

The decision to have a child is to accept that your heart will forever walk about outside your body.  ~ Katherine Hadley

The distance is nothing;  It is only the first step that is difficult.  ~ Marquise du Deffand

The smile on your face brings a smile to my heart.  ~ Unknown

Watch a mans toughness melt away when he looks into the eyes of his baby daughter.  ~ Kim Mc

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
~ Psalm 139:16

A Daughter Is… …your greatest source of pride and your greatest hope for the future… The happiest moment of your life was the day she was introduced to the world. — Bettie Meschler

A daughter is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight, giggles that come from deep inside and are always contagious, everything wonderful and precious and your love for her knows no bounds. — Barbara Cage

A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous…full of beauty and forever beautiful…loving and caring and truly amazing. — Deanna Beisser

A daughter is a treasure – and a cause of sleeplessness. — Ben Sirach

A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give. — Laurel Atherton

A girl without freckles is like a night without stars. — Author Unknown

A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. she can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves yet just when you open your mouth she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot. — Alan Beck

A tiny daughter gives parents a life in a climate of perpetual wonder. — Pierre Doucet

A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other. — George Eliot

Be to her virtues very kind, Be to her faults a little blind. — Matthew Prior

Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from innersecurity¬†and strong character. — Jane Seymour

Courage, determination, pride…that’s what little girls are made of. — Author Unknown

Daughters are love coming from a mother vine. — Author Unknown

Girls are giggles with freckles all over them. — Author Unknown

Girls like to be played with and rumpled a little too sometimes. — Oliver Goldsmith

Girls play by the golden rule…
We won the gold! We Rule! — Author Unknown

Grace was in all her steps. Heaven in her eye. In every gesture. dignity and love. — John Milton

Her smile beams like sunshine, which fills our hearts with love. — Birgit B.

How long is a girl a child? She is a child, and then one morning you wake up she’s a woman, and a dozen different people of whom you recognize none. — Louis L’Amour

How wonderful to meet such a natural little girl. She knows what she wants and she asks for it. Not like these over-civilized little pets that have to go through analysis before they can choose an ice cream soda. — John Lee Mahin

In every girl is a goddess. — Francesca Lia Block

In love to our wives there is desire, to our sons there is ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express. — Joseph Addison

It’s the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time. — Tallulah Bankhead

Like star dust glistening on fairies’ wings
Little girls dreams are of magical things. — Sherry Larson

Little girls are just angels who haven’t yet spread their wings. — Author Unknown

Little girls are precious gifts, wrapped in love serene. Their dresses tied with sashes and futures tied with dreams. — Author Unknown

Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angel shine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart. . . — Alan Beck

Little girls bring such delight with hearts so warm and smiles so bright! — Author Unknown

Little girls dance their way into your heart, whirling on the tips of angel wings, scattering gold dust & kisses in our paths. — Author Unknown

Little girls, like butterflies, need no excuse. — Robert A. Heinlein

Old¬†photograph: amid the set poses of her family, a young girl smiles and raises her hand a little. — Mason Cooley

Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love. — Margaret E. Sangster

Princesses wear crowns to remind them that they are smart and beautiful because some days it’s easy to forget. — Author Unknown

She will fill our lives with sunshine… And our hearts with love. — Author Unknown

She’s the one all the boys loved because she lit up the room, and she’s the one all the girls hated for the very same reason. — S. Brewer

Sugar and spice and everything nice, ribbons and curls because she’s a girl. — Author Unknown

The beauty of a girl cannot be mimicked, fabricated, or created by human means, it only occurs naturally. — Pam Callaghan

The knowingness of little girls, is hidden underneath their curls. — Phyllis McGinley

The most important gift anyone can give a girl is a belief in her own power as an individual, her value without reference to gender, her respect as a person with potential.
— Emilie Buchwald

There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow.
— Thomas Campion

There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl.
— Joan Rivers

What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be. — Helen Claes

What the daughter does, the mother did. — Jewish Proverb

When I look at my daughter I see myself…only better. — Author Unknown

When we asked for a daughter we were sent a princess. — Sally Huss

Family topper, quotes, poems and more

Page Toppers

  • ….. Daily News
  • The ….. Family Stays Busy
  • All in the Family
  • All Things Grow With Love
  • Families are Forever
  • Families are Tied Together With Heart Strings
  • Family Circle
  • Family History
  • A Family is a Gift That Lasts Forever
  • A Family is a Patchwork of Love
  • Family is the We of Me
  • Family Matters
  • Family Portrait
  • Family Reunion
  • Family Ties
  • Family Tradition
  • From Generation to Generation
  • The Good Life
  • Happiness is Homemade
  • It Runs in the Family
  • It’s All Relative
  • Kindred Spirits
  • Kith and Kin
  • Linked By Love (charm bracelet)
  • Love is a Circle of Family
  • Love is Spoken Here
  • The Luckiest People in the World
  • Lucky to Have Each Other
  • My Family, My Life
  • Near and Dear
  • Next of Kin
  • Our Family is a Circle of Love
  • Prime-Time Family
  • We are a Happy Family!
  • We Are Family
  • We Are Blessed
  • We’re a Wacky Bunch

Quotes

  • All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. (Leo Tolstoy)
  • All of us are we…and everyone else is they. (Rudyard Kipling)
  • Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. (Gail Lumet Buckly)
  • A family is a cheering section when a victory is won…
    a family is a place for beginning again when a cause is lost.
  • A family is a clan held together with the glue of love and the cement of mutual respect.
  • A family is a deeply rooted tree with branches of different strengths, all receiving nourishment from an infinite source. (Manny Feldman)
  • A family is a haven of rest, a sanctuary of peace and most of all a harbor of love. (Manny Feldman)
  • A family is a little world created by love.
  • A family is a place of warmth when the world is cold;
    a place of safety when the world is hostile;
    a place of light when the world is dark.
  • A family is held together with the glue of love and the cement of mutual respect.
  • Family is just accident…They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are. (Marsha Norman)
  • A family is the most important unit of all mankind.
    It is the core around which great nations are built.
    It is the foundation of any great society.
  • A family is where all members contribute, share, cooperate and work, and accept their responsibilities toward the good of the group. (Manny Feldman)
  • A family is where character is formed, values are learned, ethics are created and society is preserved. (Manny Feldman)
  • A family is where each can find solace and comfort in grief, pleasure and laughter in joy, and kindness and encouragement in daily living. (Manny Feldman)
  • A family is where holidays are celebrated with feasting, birthdays are acknowledged with gifts, and thoughts of days gone by kept alive with fond remembrances. (Manny Feldman)
  • A family stitched together with love seldom unravels
  • Family ties are precious threads, no matter where we roam,
    They draw us close to those we love, and pull our hearts toward home.
  • The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have. (Ring Lardner)
  • Family units are like banks. If you take out more than you put in they go broke.
  • Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. (George Burns)
  • Like branches on a tree, we may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.
  • The love in our family flows strong and deep,
    leaving us memories to treasure and keep
  • The love of a family makes life beautiful.
  • No person is ever alone–who is a member of a family.
  • Only in a world of love can we unfold and bloom.
  • Our family is a circle of Love and strength.
    With every birth and every union, the circle grows.
    Every joy shared adds more love.
    Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger.
  • You may not be one of those people whose family is always there for you. It may seem odd, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you, and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t always biological.

The Family Quilt

Our family quilt was started
generations in the past.
Designed with love,
its pattern’s rich
in values that will last.
Each person sews another square
of memories that endure,
While challenges add strength
that makes our family life secure.
And stitching it together
threads of closeness,
warmth, and caring
Make it cozy and more comforting
with every year of sharing.

Family Lasts Forever

F is for Familiar . . .
there is no place like home.
A is for always welcome,
no matter how far you roam.
M is for memories,
more cherished
each passing day.
I is for inspiration
given along the way.
L is for Love you feel
each time you get together.
Y is for the years to come,
for family lasts forever.


Family Ties

(Virginia Moore)

Family ties are precious things,
Woven through the years,
Of memories of togetherness,
Of laughter, love and tears.

Family ties are cherished things,
Forged in childhood days,
By love of parents, deep and true,
And sweet familiar ways.

Family ties are treasured things,
And far though we may roam,
The tender bonds with those we love,
Still pull our hearts toward home.

My Family

(Joan Walsh Anglund, All About My Family)

A family is the place we start
It is our strength,
Our home our heart.
So to my family I give praise
And keep this record of all our days.


FAMILY

F ather
A nd
M other
I
L ove
Y ou


The Family

(Erma Bombeck)

We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.


Family

(Mary Scott)

Our family is a circle of
strength and love,
With every birth
and every union,
the circle grows.
Every crisis faced together
makes the circle stronger.
Every joy shared
adds more love.

A Family is Special

There’s nothing more special
than being a part
of a family that listens
and comforts and cares,
And nothing more special
or dear to the heart
than the feelings of love
that a family shares.


The Family Tree

(Jim Wolf)

One tree outlives the mighty oak
Because it’s made of special folk,
Through generations changing form,
Providing shelter from life’s storm.

Our parents’ parents and before,
Who may have lived on distant shores,
They root our lives in memories;
We’re nourished by their histories.

A sturdy trunk that lends support
And gives us care of every sort–
The fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts,
Who nurture us like tender plants.

The children, branching toward the sky,
Have brand new dreams and deeds to try.
And babies, buds that seem so small,
Will flower so the tree grows tall.

Family

(by Glenda Campbell)

There’s a special kind of closeness
that only families know,
That begins with childhood trust
and deepens as you grow.

There’s a special kind of happiness
in sharing little things,
The laughter, smiles, and quiet talks
that daily living brings.

There’s a special kind of comfort
in knowing your family’s there,
To back you up, to cheer you up
to understand and care.

Of all the treasures life may bring,
your family means the most,
And whether near or far apart,
That love will hold you close.


ABC Family Album

A is for April . . . the month that we wed
B is for babies . . . little sleepy heads
C is for Christmas . . . with presents for you
D is for dancing . . . in line . . . and square, too.
E is for Easter . . . and eggs that you find
F is for flowers . . . that bloom in springtime
G is for Granny and Granddaddy, too!
H is for haircuts . . . that look so good on you
I is for innocence . . . in the eyes of a child
J is for jumping . . . and going wild
K is for Karley and Kimberly . . . our angels from above
L is for Leroy . . . the daddy we love
M is for Missy . . . the mommy so fair
N is for Nanny . . . who’s great beyond compare
O is for OHHH . . . what a mess
P is for Paw Paw . . . to us he’s the best
Q is for quiet . . . which we have no pictures of
R is for remembrance . . . memories of those we love
S is for stars . . . that light up the sky
T is for Thomas . . . our sweet little guy
U is for unclothed . . . and getting clean
V is for value . . . what our family means
W is for water . . . wet and wild in the sun
X is for eXploring . . . and having fun
Y is for yummy . . . a tasty treat
Z is for zoo . . . and the animals you meet


Family Memories ABC Book

(CMC Connie L. – This can be used a Christmas gift or just to share extra family photos.)

A – Airplane: air show, kids playing “airplane”
B – Best Buddies Pairs: cousins, kids w/ grandparents, siblings, etc.
C – Carrying on the (family) Name: generations of “men folk”
D – Dogs: [No dogs in your family? . . . how about “Dress Up”]
E – Every Memory: special family events, weddings, baptisms, graduations, etc.
F – Family: family portraits
G – Great Fun: ball pits, playground, games, amusement park rides
H – Happy: smiley face pics from vacations, parties, events, etc.
I – I Love You: Hugs and cuddles
J – Just Married: newlyweds
K – Kansas Living: KU/KSU fans; River Festival; prairie scenery; our church, etc.
L – Looney Toons!: variety of goofy faces and poses
M – Mud: little kids (and not-so-little kids) playing in the mud
N – Nice to Meet You: first introductions to baby – grandparents, siblings, etc.
O – Oooh, Baby!: each child/grandchild as a baby
P – Play Ball: your choice of your family’s favorite ball sports
Q – Quiet Time: all kinds of lounging around, naps, watching TV
R – Reading is a family Thing: adults reading to kids; kids to adults, etc.
S – Siblings: of various generations
T – Tuxedo Man: guys in tuxes, ring bearers, proms, weddings, etc.
U – Uncles: with nephews and nieces in various combinations
V – Very Special Memories: you have your own!
W – Womenfolk: all the ladies of the family
X – X-tra short, please!: haircut pics
Y – Yikes! We’re Nudie!: bathtub pics
Z – ZZZZZZ: sleeping pics: in rocking chair, on couch, on floor, in hammock, etc.


Mirror Page Idea

“Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.” (Gail Lumet Buckly)
Use a small flat mirror. Center the mirror on the page and add pictures of the grandparents. When you and your children look at the page you could look at the pictures of the great grandparents and see if you see any resemblance.
This idea and quote could also be used on a page of photos showing family resemblances–with or without the mirror.¬† Group photos of various family members of any generation that happen to look alike. Usually you will find the most resemblance if you look at baby pictures or photos of early teens.

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