Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born, I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of love
  -  Maureen Hawkins

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold
Richer than I you can never be-
I had a mother who read to me
 - Strickland Gillilian

Mothers Definitions - Some humorous definitions for mothers of young children. Author Unknown.

Hundred of stars in the pretty sky
    Hundreds of shells on the shore together
Hundreds of birds that go singing by
   Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
   Hundreds of bees in the purple clover
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
   But only one mother the wide world over
      - George Cooper