[Special dedication for the young mothers.]
I’d rather be a mother than anyone on earth
Bringing up a child or two of unpretentious birth.
I’d rather tuck a little child all safe and sound in bed
than twine a chain of diamonds about my [carefree] head.
I’d rather wash a smudgy face with round, bright, baby eyes
Than paint the pageantry of fame or walk among the wise.
— Meredith Gray, from The Beauty of Motherhood–