All I am I owe to my mother

All I am I owe to my mother ( Poem)

woman reading book to toddler
Reading with mother (Photo by Lina Kivaka on

I read my first book,
got my first caning from mum.
But I owed her most!

All I am today
with her love and discipline,
owed in love, in strength


For some, father is the significant figure that forms one’s character and guides one’s life. For some, mother is the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world!


Quotes from two presidents

  1. “All I am I owe to my mother.” – George Washington

2. “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln



  1. That is an interesting perspective. As someone who is male and parenting with another male, there obviously is not a mother figure in our home. But definitely roles and personalities that are traditionally associated with “father” and “mother” exist in both of us. I can see the strengths that exist in both archetypes but agree the “mother” figure holds many important and unique qualities.

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