“When all is said, it is the mother and the mother only, who is a better citizen than the soldier who fights for his country. The successful mother, the mother who does her part in rearing and training aright the boys and girls, who are to be the next generation, is of greater use to the community, and occupies, if only she would realize it a more honorable as well as more important position than any man in it. The mother is the one supreme asset of national life. She is more important by far than the successful statesman, or businessman, or artist or scientist.” – Teddy Roosevelt
I certainly know our household couldn’t be the blessing it is without my wife’s influence – the mother of my children is my most precious jewel.