As we approach Mother’s Day, today we salute the moms of Project Access with a gallery of warm eyes, gracious smiles, and full hearts.

Mother’s Day salutes the matriarch of a family or an individual, as well as the act of motherhood, maternal bonds, and the positive influence of mothers in societies around the globe. The annual holiday is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world but mostly in the springtime month of May.

On this Mother’s Day we salute all of our mothers, either on staff or among our Residents, who work so hard to care for their families and to provide a warm, safe, and loving home for their families. From all of us, to all of you – we wish you the happiest of Mother’s Days.

“A mother’s love liberates.” – Maya Angelou

“Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” —Kahil Gibran

“A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” – Amy Tan

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

“Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver

“I’ve never had more appreciation for anyone in my entire life until I became a mom.” – Chrissy Teigen

“At the end of the day my most important job is still mom-in-chief.” – Michelle Obama