I found these quotes while searching for appropriate quotes , for a piece that I was asked to write, on older children leaving the home. On how mothers deal with the separation.
The quotes stand alone. They speak volumes .
"That special power of loving that belongs to a woman is seen most clearly when she becomes a mother. Motherhood is the gift of God to women. How grateful we must be to God for this wonderful gift that brings such joy to the whole world, women and men alike!" Mother Teresa of Calcutta
"To love at all is to be vulnerable." C.S. Lewis
"It is love alone that gives worth to all things." Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus