Whatever the cost

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. Arthur Ashe

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Complaining

14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky. Philippians 2:14-15

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses. German proverb

Mother

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.  ~Linda Wooten

My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 6:20

forward

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.”         Helen Keller

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14