A Tribute to Nicaraguan Mothers


In the 1940s, President General Anastasio Somoza Garcia declared Mother’s Day in honor of the birthday of his mother-in-law. Happy Mother’s Day to a few of my favorite Nicaraguan mothers.

“The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.”
― Karl Lagerfeld
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“But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.”
― Mitch Albom, For One More Day
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“But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.”

― Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs in Heaven
IMG_6179“The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married. I don’t know, but until your mom dies it seems like all the other women in your life can never be more than just your mistress.”
― Chuck Palahniuk
IMG_5720“A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has its own entreaties to body and soul.”
― Barbara Kingsolver
IMG_3900“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask,
Mother, what was war?”
― Eve Merriam
IMG_7650“Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
IMG_5076“Compassion is like mother giving love to her children. Mother’s ways are higher than others, even when everyone rejects, mother accepts with her arms open and wide.”
― Amit Ray
IMG_0652“When Jack Burns needed to hold his mother’s hand, his fingers could see in the dark.”
― John Irving, Until I Find You
IMG_5590Happy Mother’s Day! Nicaragua thrives because of YOU!

13 thoughts on “A Tribute to Nicaraguan Mothers

  1. well,,soooo sweet!
    soon I will be arriving and living in Granada with my mom,,,all 82 years old of her!!!
    her “last adventure” ,,,she calls it..
    hope she finds some new friends her age there !!!!!

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