If I had influence with the good fairy
who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children,

I should ask that her gift to each child in the world
be a sense of wonder so indestructible
that it would last throughout life.
~Rachel Carson
-Reflections Of A Mother
~Unknown
The Success Of Love Is In The Loving

Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
~Mother Teresa

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder,
s/he needs the companionship of at least one adult
who can share it,
rediscovering with him the joy,
excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
~Rachel Carson
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MorningStar Inspirations
from Dawn Cove Abbey
Roadside Assistance For Your Journey Through Life
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From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017
A Mother's Reflections: To Her Child
I can give you directions,
but
cannot
be

there
to
lead
you.
I gave you life,

but

cannot

live

it

for

you.
I can take you to church,

but

I

cannot

make

you

believe.
I can teach you right from wrong,

but

I

cannot

always

decide

for

you.
I can buy you beautiful clothes,
but

I

cannot

make

you

beautiful

inside.
I can offer you advice,
            but
    I
cannot
accept
it
for
you.
I can give you love,

        but

        I

cannot

force

it

upon

you.
I can teach you to share,

but
I
cannot

make

you

unselfish.
I can teach you respect,

but

I

cannot

force

you

to

show

honour.
I can advise you about friends,

but

cannot

choose

them

for

you.
I can advise you about sex,

but

I

cannot

keep

you

pure.
I can tell you about alcohol & drugs,

but

I

can't

say

"No"


you.
I can tell you about lofty goals,

but

I

can't

achieve

them

for

you.
I can teach you about kindness,

but

I

can't

force

you

to

be

gracious.
I can pray for you,

but

I

cannot

make

you

walk

with

God.
I can tell you how to live,

but

I

cannot

give

you

eternal

life.
I can love you with unconditional love
all of

my

life . . .

  and

          I

                  will.