During my grand file clean-out, I found a document containing quotations about motherhood. I wonder if my own preoccupation with all things related to children and motherhood is related to the failure of my mother to parent compassionately? (I'm sure it is.)
Some choice quotations:
To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - is happiness.
￼- JB Priestley
Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see.
- Pope Paul VI
The art of living is to function in society without doing violence to one's own needs or to the needs of others. The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
- Elaine Heffner