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Editor Joan Ritchie's editorial from this week's issue of The Moose Jaw Express
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Editorial by Joan Ritchie

Contemplating motherhood is a rollercoaster ride from jubilance to a very poignant affair. 

It has been almost a year since our mom went to her eternal reward and I miss her every day.

She was always there for every ounce of love and kindness we could squeeze out of her and she will always have a special place in our hearts.  

As a mom, too, my heart aches to spend more time with our sons and their families and be a hands-on grandma someday.  As any mother knows, even when the kids were young and life was mayhem, when we tucked them into bed at night, there was a certain peace that settled in knowing all was well.  With distance and the stresses of life, the baton has been passed to a trust in God that all will be well and peace continues to prevail.  
 
“For a mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among ten children and each child still have all her love.” — Anonymous
 
“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” — Chinese Proverb
 
“Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.” — Sophocles
 
“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes 
 
“If I look back at everything I’ve done in life, you’re easily the best thing I’ve ever created.” — Author Unknown
 
“What an honor it is to be a tiny somebody’s everything.” — Author Unknown 
 
“Being a mama can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.” — Author Unknown 
 
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” — Abraham Lincoln  
 
“I’ve carried a child within my body. I’ve slept with them on my chest. I’ve kissed toes and wiped away tears. I’ve been vomited on, peed on, and spent sleepless nights cradling my child. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. My body isn’t magazine perfect but when I look in the mirror, I see a mama. And there is no greater honor, love or blessing.” — Author Unknown 
 
“Even when my soul is tired, I will always find strength for my children.” — Author Unknown 
 
“Motherhood is amazing. And then it is really hard. And then it is incredible. And then it is everything in between. So, hold onto the good, breathe through the bad, and welcome the wildest and most wonderful ride of your life.” — Author Unknown 
 
“My child may not have everything they want in life, but they have a mama that loves them more than anything in the world.” — Author Unknown 
 
“I wouldn’t change my children for the world, but I wish I could change the world for my children.” — Author Unknown 
 
Celebrate Motherhood!  It’s a worthy vocation of love!

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.