I have become very self-aware in my adult years, and that means becoming aware of my own self-centeredness. I’ve even been a bit stonehearted throughout my life, with a laser-like focus on my own wellbeing.
But my children have truly changed my heart. I now have the joy of knowing what it’s like to think of someone else before myself. I know the agony of feeling someone else’s pain as if it were my own.
Still, I’m not much of a mushy person. I continue to keep a lot of my softer emotions on the inside (but I have zero problems showing my children affection!). When I find myself getting in my feelings a little bit, or just needing some catharsis through a good cry or a swollen heart, I like to read quotes about loving children.
They just so accurately describe how I feel on the inside, you know? Like my jumble of emotions has been succinctly put to paper.
Now I present to you a collection of some of the best quotes about loving your children I’ve found. I love my children more than anything, and these sayings are proof that pretty much every mother feels this way.
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What to Do with Quotes about Loving Children
If I had to guess, I’d say you’re looking at these quotes hoping to find something to share on social media so everyone knows how squishy wishy your kids make you feel. (Not judging – I’d be a hypocrite!)
But a great quote, the kind that you feel spark in your soul a little bit as soon as you read it, shouldn’t be dropped and then forgotten on your Facebook feed. Repurpose that thing! That spark you feel is a great mood booster and you can recreate it every time you read the quote.
Here are other ways I recommend using these quotes:
- First and foremost: rewrite it! Read it, repeat it in your mind, then write it out again using your own voice and words. A quote doesn’t have to be someone else’s exact words to make YOU feel good.
- Use them in a scrapbook or baby book! Your kid may not appreciate it between the ages of 11 and 30, but at some point, they will really love having something you handcrafted just for them that expresses how much they mean to you. Click here to find some really great all-in-one scrapbook kits on Amazon.
- DIY your own greeting card! If your child is old enough to read – or has been reading for a long, long time now – you could use one of these quotes to create your own birthday or “just because” card to give them.
Now that your creative juices are going, look for the quote that sparks joy in your heart! And if you happen to be a scar mom, you’ll love these c-section quotes, too.
Quotes About Loving Children
I love motherhood, and of course, it wouldn’t be possible without my children! These quotes all remind me of my love for my children.
“Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.”
“No one prepared me for just how much love I would have for my child.”
“Do you ever look at your child and just smile? Not because your child did something amazing, just smiling because you know how blessed you really are.”
“I’ve never loved anybody the way I love my children.”
“My feeling of responsibility for the safety and well-being of my children is so strong, that should an asteroid threaten to wipe out all life on earth, I would still hold myself responsible for their fate.”
–Boghos L. Artinian
“I love my children. They allow me to be late to everything without having to take the blame.”
“As soon as this child was born I immediately wanted to call my parents and just apologise because I never knew how much they loved me.”
“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.”
–Henry Ward Beecher
“Telling my children I love them isn’t a habit. It is my constant reminder to them that they are the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
“My children are delightful people whom I would love even if they weren’t my children.”
“I’d walk through fire for my daughter. Well not FIRE, because it’s dangerous. But a super humid room. But not too humid, because my hair.”
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
“I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.”
“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.”
–Henry Ward Beecher
“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.”
Quotes about Giving Children the World
Taking care of children is about feeding, clothing, and caring for our kids, but we all wish we could give them so much more!
“If I could give my child three things, it would be the confidence to always know their self-worth, the strength to follow their dreams, and the ability to know how truly, deeply loved they are.”
“Without my children, my house would be clean, my wallet would be full, and my heart would be empty.”
“Success, and even life itself, wouldn’t be worth anything if I didn’t have my children by my side. They mean everything to me.”
“If I had to choose between breathing and loving my children, I would use my last breath to tell them ‘I love you.’”
“The greatest gift I can give to my children is my time, my love, and my attention.”
“Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.”
“Raising my kids is my choice. Sometimes I give up things or go without for them. I don’t regret it. My life is and always will be for my children no matter how big they get. They haven’t ruined my life; they have given me a whole new view on the meaning of life. I couldn’t love them more than I already do.”
“And she loved a little boy very much, even more than she loved herself.”
“No matter what, I want my children to know they were wished for, longed for, prayed for, and that they are forever loved.”
“My children may not get everything they want, but they have a mom that loves them more than anything.”
Quotes About Loving Children Unconditionally
A parent’s love for their children simply cannot be destroyed. No matter what they do, we’ll love them unconditionally.
“You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever.”
“Everything I thought I’d hate about having children, the crying, the screaming – nothing fazes me. I love it all, and it’s relaxed me.”
“I love my children beyond all reason. They’re my joy, even when they’re wild with kid energy.”
“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”
“My greatest wish is that my kids always know how much I love them and that they walk through the rest of their life knowing I’ll always be there for them anyway I can.”
“Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.”
“I love all my children, but some of them I don’t like.”
–Lillian Gordy Carter
“Accept the children the way we accept trees with gratitude, because they are a blessing, but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.”
“Children need at least one person in their life that thinks the sun rises and sets on them, who delights in their existence, and loves them unconditionally.”
“I love my children unconditionally.”
“What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange, it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.”
“I will be your biggest fan. I will be your protector. I will always defend you. I will be your friend. I will be your confidant. I will always be proud of you. I will love you unconditionally because always and forever I will be your mother.”
Quotes About a Mother’s Love for Her Children
Not to diss the dads, but a mother’s love for a child is just out of this world. The bond between a mother and her kid is dang near magical!
“As a mother, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes. I forget things. I lose my cool. And some days I go a little crazy. But it’s okay because, in the end, no one could ever love my child the way I do.”
“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.”
“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.”
“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.”
“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”
–Marion C. Garretty
“When my child says, ‘I love you, Mommy,’ I wonder if they have any idea that I love them a billion times more.”
“I’ve carried a child within my body. I’ve slept with them on my chest. I’ve kissed toes, wiped away tears, and spent sleepless nights cradling my child. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. There is no greater honor, love, or blessing.”
“In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul.”
–Lisa T. Shepherd
“Until one becomes a mother, no one can ever tell you what it feels like to love someone so deeply and profoundly that you will rejoice when they rejoice, ache when they ache, feel what they feel, even without speaking a word.”
“A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking; it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.”
–Helen Steiner Rice
“The beauty that surrounds me is absolutely breathtaking; it’s the faces of my children.”
My kids are my world, and these sayings just make me melt a little bit. Now tell me, which of these quotes about loving children was your favorite? Don’t forget to share it on Pinterest or Facebook and @brightcolormom!