• You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
    You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
    ~ Desmond Tutu
  • A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.
    A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.
    ~ Isadora James
  • Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.
    Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.
    ~ C. S. Lewis
  • Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
    Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
    ~ Clementine Paddleford
  • When you're a mother, you're never really alone in your thoughts... a mother always has to think twice once for herself and once for her child.
    When you're a mother, you're never really alone in your thoughts... a mother always has to think twice once for herself and once for her child.
    ~ Sophia Loren
  • Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
    Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
    ~ Queen Elizabeth II
  • I think my mom put it best. She said, 'Little girls soften their daddy's hearts.'
    I think my mom put it best. She said, 'Little girls soften their daddy's hearts.'
    ~ Paul Walker
  • No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.
    No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.
    ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.
    A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.
    ~ Author Unknown
  • We've gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody's.
    We've gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody's.
    ~ Kifah Shah