A picture gallery celebrating mothers

A dedication to all the women who have made a difference in our lives

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

By Christina Pippin

Local Shopping & Fashion Blogger

Today's photo gallery is a dedication to all mothers and the women who have made a difference in our lives.

By Khalil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.


My favorite picture in the gallery is the last image of the mother of all mothers, a mother to all children, young and old, lost and found.

"There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child - and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own."  ~Robert Brault



I hope you enjoy. Happy Mother's Day!

Reader Comments

9 Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Pamela Dombrowski from River Forest  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 3:43 PM

This was a lovely message (poem) and gorgeous photos. Mothers old, young, famous and not famous share the bond. (The motherhood bond.) Thank you Christina.

Christina Pippin from OakPark.com/Shopping/Blogs  

Posted: May 6th, 2011 6:20 PM

These photos truly move me. The love is palpable in each image. @Christina Rodriguez: you are an amazing mother and an inspiration! @Melissa: So glad you do what you do - which includes helping many mommies do their best mothering.


Posted: May 6th, 2011 5:42 PM

Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem with us! Loved looking through all the pics!!!

Katie Siegel from Glenview Il  

Posted: May 6th, 2011 5:13 PM

Thank you for sharing this. It is a great message for celebrating the day.

Dianne from Cincinnati  

Posted: May 6th, 2011 5:10 PM

Christina, great pictures! Great poem! Very special message.Thanks.


Posted: May 6th, 2011 4:49 PM

Christina, Thank you for a powerful Mother's Day message.

Lisa Dodge from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: May 6th, 2011 4:36 PM

I love all these pictures...especially the one of Lourdes and Mari...she is really a dancing queen!

Kari from Oak park  

Posted: May 6th, 2011 2:27 PM


Melissa from OakPark.com/EmpoweredParentBlog  

Posted: May 6th, 2011 9:26 AM

Christina, thank you for the beautiful poem and for celebrating love!

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2017

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2017 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad