S: Judy Miller 2010
FC: Bright as Diamonds
1: "To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power." -- Maya Angelou
2: A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James
4: Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character. - Hosea Ballou
7: Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world. Kate Douglas Wiggin
11: My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. - Winston Churchill
12: The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him... -- Oscar Wilde
13: Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there. -Andrew Jackson
17: The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh
19: A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
20: A little girl, when asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is." -- Keith L. Brooks
21: A mother understands what a child does not say. - Jewish proverb
25: They're YOUR kids!
28: Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. -- T. DeWitt Talmage
31: “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family”
32: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"
35: Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. -Marion C. Garretty