To hear the whispered voice
of another's heart
and understand unspoken words
are talents of those lucky few~
people who are precious to the world.~Theresa Ann Hunt
The Heroism of the Mother
Is not the highest heroism that which is free even from the approbation of the best and the wisest? The heroism which is known only to our Father,who seeth in secret? The God-like lives lived in obscurity? How many thousands of heroines there must be now,of whom we shall never know. But still they are there. They sow in secret the seed of which we pluck the flower,and eat the fruit,and know not that we pass the sower daily in the streets.
One form of heroism~the most common,and yet the least remembered of all~namely,the heroism of the average mother. Ah! When I think of that broad fact, I gather hope again for poor humanity; and this dark world looks bright~this diseased world looks wholesome to me once more~because,whatever else it is not full of, it is at least full of mothers. ~Charles Kingsley~
~From the book,FOR A VERY SPECIAL PERSON
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