"Here is another sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss;
here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery.
Here is a soul to train for God, and the body in which it dwells is worth all it will cost since it is the abode of a kingly tenant...
Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother's heart,
welcome to her time,
her strength, her health,
her tenderest cares,
to her lifelong prayers!
Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wonderfully blest!"
quote: Elizabeth Prentiss