1. 10

    I tried to allow my children to take risks, to test themselves. Better broken bones than broken spirit.

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  2. 9

    it is not tears but determination that makes pain bearable.

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  3. 8

    I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts--spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back -- length of life.

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  4. 7

    When I think of my past, I try to dwell on the good times, the happy moments, and not to be haunted by the bad. . . To me the gift of life is contained in the command, whatever happens: "Don't let it get you. Just keep on going." Thus, I try to think of the good that I have already experienced and what will still be coming.

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    I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.

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    When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it's a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity.

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    Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?

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  8. 3

    I do not like candid pictures. They are so unattractive.

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    It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.

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    Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.

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  11. Last Update: 20 June 2021

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