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Famous Mothers

'The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny.' - This is a popular South African proverb that very concisely describes the power wielded by those hands that nurture you, feed you, wash you and embrace you. Yes, we are talking about the possessor of those hands - your mother - whose tenderly touch is no less effective than the wave of a magic wand. Her touch, even mere presence can relieve you of all your stress, anxieties and fears. You may already know that there is a day dedicated to honor mothers, when you get to appreciate her and acknowledge her patience and efforts in bringing you up. This is a day when the family plans a get-together to enjoy and celebrate the day in a manner most memorable. Mother's day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May in most countries. There are some countries that have a different date for celebration to honor mothers.

If you think that the mother's day notion is some sort of a new-fangled manifestation, like the phenomenon of 'boss's day' or 'Valentine's day' that the youth celebrate with gusto, you are wide of the mark. In fact there is nothing new in the concept of honoring your mother. That the mother is a sacred figure worthy to be revered was known way back in ancient Greece. The earliest celebration in honor of mother can be traced to the annual spring festival of ancient Greece. The festival was dedicated to Goddess Rhea, who in Greek mythology is regarded as the mother of all the Gods. As a gesture of veneration, the Greeks would pay tribute to the Goddess Rhea with honey cakes and fine drinks and flowers at dawn.

However, mother's day as we know and recognize it today is credited to Anna Jarvis who in the early twentieth century felt strongly that the sufferings and struggles mothers undergo must not go unsung. It cannot ever be gainsaid that the mother is a person whose supportive and protective presence is critical for the child. Many eminent personalities owe their success or victory solely to their mothers. Conversely, there are many eminent personalities who themselves are recognized as famous mothers. When we talk about the world's best moms, there are different ways of looking at it. In the category of famous mothers, there are mothers who have made an incredible contribution in the upbringing of their children. But, this category also gives entry to those women, who have done a great job by serving the society like Mother Teresa. Read further to know about famous mommies.

Here Is A List Of Some Famous Mothers Of The World
  • Mother Teresa (caring "mother" to thousands, Nobel Peace Prize winner)
  • Daphna Edwards Ziman
  • Gerda Klein
  • Raja Weksler
  • Mother Nature
  • Angelina Jolie (single, adoptive mom, actor)
  • Barbara Walters (adoptive mother, TV journalist)
  • Cindy Crawford (supermodel mom)
Daphna Edwards Ziman
"My commitment to children is my entire life. Freedom, shelter, health and nourishment are the rights of every child." - Daphna Edwards Ziman There are very few people who genuinely espouse a cause and actually dare to take up cudgels

Gerda Weissmann Klein
It's a holy cause to feed a hungry child." - Gerda Klein Life is tricky. One can never tell when the tables will turn and when it will remove the carpet from under your feet. Many capitulate to the circumstances while

Mother Teresa
"Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat." - Mother Teresa. "Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.

Raja Weksler
Can you ever imagine your mother limiting the special love and sacrifice she shows to you to just one day in a year? No way! For moms to think of us, look after us, support us and protect us begins before we are even aware of our existence.