This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. And what a wonderful day to honor the great women who bring life into the world, love and nurture, and give of themselves unconditionally all year long.
As part of your Mother’s Day celebration, enjoy and share these African proverbs, collected from different parts and people groups of Africa:
“Only a mother would carry the child that bites.”
“The good mother knows what her children will eat.”
“When the child falls the mother weeps; when the mother falls the child laughs.”
“Patience is the mother of a beautiful child.”
“When a child is asleep a mother’s attention is on the child’s stomach.”
“When a woman has ten children, there is nothing that happens in the night that she does not know about.” -Nigerian Proverb