Motherly Love


Motherly Love

Motherly love is a story that has no end. As long as there are good mothers, there will always be children who crave their unique kind of tenderness. I will never again be on the receiving end of my mother’s motherly love, but I am now the source of my daughters. I try to fill their little world with tenderness and care but sometimes it makes me sad knowing that someday they will likely know what it’s like to yearn for me. But as Queen Elizabeth once said, “Grief is the price we pay for love”, and frankly – love is worth it.

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Tiffany
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Beautiful in many ways…❤️

Dwina
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The quote, while beautiful, isn’t the queen’s. Dr Colin Murray Parkes , a psychiatrist at St.Christopher’s Hospice, wrote the below out of which came the queen’s version.

“The pain of grief is just as much part of life as the joy of love: it is perhaps the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment. To ignore this fact, or to pretend that it is not so, is to put on emotional blinkers which leave us unprepared for the losses that will inevitably occur in our own lives and unprepared to help others cope with losses in theirs.”

Dwina
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Sorry for posting twice – the site went wonky on me!

Dwina
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The quote isn’t the queen’s but is an abbreviation of something written by Dr Colin Murray Parkes, below:

The pain of grief is just as much part of life as the joy of love:it is perhaps the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment. To ignore this fact, or to pretend that it is not so, is to put on emotional blinkers which leave us unprepared for the losses that will inevitably occur in our own lives and unprepared to help others cope with losses in theirs.

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