Happy Mother’s Day + The Best Fictional Moms Take a Bow

It’s Mother’s Day! I’d like to wish a very happy Mother’s Day to the moms out there (mine especially *wink wink*) and celebrate the occasion with a short little post of the best fictional moms. Because they’re awesome. (But mine’s better.)

Natalie Prior, Divergent 

“You’re my daughter. I don’t care about the factions.”

Mrs. March, Little Women

“I want my daughters to be beautiful, accomplished, and good; to be admired, loved, and respected; to have a happy youth, to be well and wisely married, and to lead useful, pleasant lives, with as little care and sorrow to try them as God sees fit to send. To be loved and chosen by a good man is the best and sweetest thing which can happen to a woman; and I sincerely hope my girls may know this beautiful experience.”

Marilla Cuthbert, Anne of Green Gables

“The lesson of a love that should display itself easily in spoken word and open look was one Marilla could never learn. But she had learned to love this slim, gray-eyed girl with an affection all the deeper and stronger from its very undemonstrativeness. Her love made her afraid of being unduly indulgent, indeed. She had an uneasy feeling that it was rather sinful to set one’s heart so intensely on any human creature as she had set hers on Anne, and perhaps she performed a sort of unconscious penance for this by being stricter and more critical than if the girl had been less dear to her.”

And as for my mom… Well, she deals with my crazy-obsessive reading (which says a lot), she’s been a huge role model for me since day one (seriously, she’s amazing), she’s the most patient and sacrificial person I know, and to bring it back to books, she’s the one who taught me how to read and gave me a love for reading. (Mom, you’ve created a monster.) And even then, she’s so much more.

So go love on your moms. They’re amazing and insanely cool too. 😉

xo, Marie