Nobody can prepare you for the loss of a parent.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always.
That always seemed to be the most critical test that a child was confronted with - loss of parents, loss of direction, loss of love. Can you live without a mother and a father?
Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus - a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.
Think of your child, then, not as dead, but as living; not as a flower that has withered, but as one that is transplanted, and touched by a Divine hand, is blooming in richer colors and sweeter shades than those of earth.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher