From the wonderful Steve Biddulph..
Imagine this. You are sitting on the front porch. In front of you are gardens and a leafy street - there is no sound but the singing of birds. You are old, but still tanned and fit, and wearing warm, soft clothes.
A sleek and almost silent vehicle rolls up. Its doors click open, and some young adults step out. They are your grown up children!
They give you big hugs. They are full of energy, and happy to see you. They sit down and tell you their latest adventures, new achievements, and news of their families. You bring out food and drinks, and talk over many things. Eventually, it's time for them to leave.
You go inside and put on a warm sweater.
For a long time you sit by the window, remembering back to when they were children.
You feel very proud of how they have turned out, of what you have given the world.
Happy, happy Mothers' Day to all the lovely mothers out there creating tomorrow's people xxx
Edmund C Tarbell