"I am reminded of how motherhood is really a spiritual practice—a daily series of tasks we must do no matter what. Our egos scream to do what we want. Our exhausted and angry bodies balk at having to get up at night once more to coax a restless child back to sleep. The urgency of a young child’s needs forces our own to quiet down, wait and possibly even change. Taking care of a toddler is a matter of life and death. We need to be in the present, awake, full of care, even though we would rather think our own thoughts."
– Anne Mavor, Strong Hearts Inspired Minds