Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Blessing of Mom

I used this quote from Thomas Edison today in my sermon (Mother's Day):
“I did not have my mother long, but she cast over me an influence which has last all my life. The good effects of her early training I can never lose. If it had not been for her appreciation and her faith in me at a critical time in my experience, I should never likely have become an inventor. I was always a careless boy, and with a mother of a different mental caliber, I should have turned out badly. But her firmness, her sweetness, her goodness, were potent powers to keep me in the right path. My mother was the making of me. The memory of her will always be a blessing to me." (1001 Great Stories and Quotes; p. 290)

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