For Your Mom

"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary." —Dorothy C. Fisher

"It's as if, in the mother's eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child first reads the message: 'You are there!'" —Adrienne Rich

"The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children." —Elaine Heffner

"[My mother] had handed down respect for the possibilities—and the will to grasp them." —Alice Walker


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