“It's come at last", she thought, "the time when you can no longer stand between your children and heartache.” <<this one makes me instantly tear up, but I do love this quote!
― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
“The great motherhood friendships are the ones in which two women can admit [how difficult mothering is] quietly to each other, over cups of tea at a table sticky with spilled apple juice and littered with markers without tops.”
"She is my first, great love. She was a wonderful, rare woman - you do not know; as strong, and steadfast, and generous as the sun. She could be as swift as a white whiplash, and as kind and gentle as warm rain, and as steadfast as the irreducible earth beneath us."
― D. H. Lawrence
As a mama, all of these hit right home. Motherhood has been the biggest adventure, the most difficult job I have had and that which has made me feel the deepest love. Props to you if you're a mama! Cherish your mother- she went through labor and changed your diapers, you know. ;)