Monday, February 28, 2005

A Good Quote

I love this quote and feel like it applies very much to motherhood (just substitute "woman" for "man" where appropriate:))

The Man In The Arena

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly...who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat."

Teddy Roosevelt


Anonymous said...

In all the years of knowing you I don't think the word timid is one that would ever cross my mind to describe you. You have had numerous high achievements in your life, but I'd have to believe that motherhood will be your greatest yet!!! Love ya Liz

Anonymous said...

I would have to agree with Liz. We all knew one another in Elementary school and I think that you will achieve anything that you set out to do. I know that we have not seen one another in a long time, but we were with one another ALOT, with our families alot when we were young and I know that you are smart and have the ability to do anything, especially being a great mother. Keep your chin up.
Terri Fair (Sculthorpe)

Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. love you!

Anonymous said...

Winston Churchill had a quote that seemd to fit too;
Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

The one thing I always try to remember is "this too shall pass", so if it's something I enjoy I make sure to enjoy it as much as possible because it will pass way too fast and if it's something that makes me nuts I ignore it as much as possible because it too will pass.

The fun is in the journey! You're in it for the long haul! I love you guys, Kim

Anonymous said...

I would like to second what Mr. Churchill had to say, as well as what your very smart and wonderful sister had to say. What a journey you are on - so glad we get to be a small part of it. Much love my dears, Jessie

Anonymous said...

Mr. Churchill also said something to the effect:
If you are going through hell; keep going!

Anonymous said...


Smart and so true.
Love you, Laura