Sunday, May 8, 2011

Thoughts of a Mother

No ordinary work done by a man is either as hard or as responsible as the work of a woman who is bringing up a family of small children; for upon her time and strength demands are made not only every hour of the day but often every hour of the night. She may have to get up night after night to take care of a sick child, and yet must by day continue to do all her household duties well; and if the family means are scant she must usually enjoy even her rare holidays taking her whole brood of children with her. The birth pangs make all men the debtors of all women. Above all our sympathy and regard are due to the struggling wives among those whom Abraham Lincoln called the plain people, and whom he so loved and trusted; for the lives of these women are often led on the lonely heights of quiet, self-sacrificing heroism.
-Teddy Roosevelt, 1905

Happy Mother's Day!


  1. Have a wonderful mothers day! xxx

  2. Loved reading that quote from T Roosevelt! Happy Mothers day to you too!

  3. I just know you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Carmen! Your adorable children and loving husband I'm sure kissed and hugged you tight. How wonderful for your Mom! What a FUN trip! I might just go follow along and read about her journey. Happy week, friend! ~Denise

  4. Thanks for sharing the blog address. I will definitely enjoy reading about their travels. God bless.

  5. Happy Belated Mother's Day. I didn't get to blog yesterday so I'm just now getting around to my wishes.

    Still being picked on by my hubby about not ever thinking about putting flowers on my grocery list.

  6. Happy Mother's Day - every day should be mother's day. I know we talked earlier but I didn't see your blog until now. I want the world to know that I am so proud of you. I tell many that you are a better mother than I. You have a lot of patience and teaching the little ones so much and making it fun.


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