Another favorite from my AOL journal, Photographs & Memories.
A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies,
husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the
place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us,
still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness,
and cause peace to return to our hearts.
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
I am slowly moving in~