Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
A mother’s secret hope is a child will grow to be wise and seek the path that keeps them growing closer to the Light of heaven.
A mother’s secret hope is a child experiences all the joys in life that keeps them afloat even during the toughest of times.
A mother’s secret hope is a child will keep their sense of wonder and never give up their search for who they are.
A mother’s secret hope is a child no matter how many falls and tumbles they take, they learn to get up gracefully and never give up following their dreams and aspirations.
A mother’s secret hope is while raising her child, whatever personal struggles and sacrifices she met in her own life, she kept it locked in her heart, and went on to find joy when her child found a love to share and now walks forward building the next generation’s legacy of love.
my oldest daughter’s recent engagement announcement fulfilled one mother’s secret hope.
As a parent, what secret hopes did you keep in your heart and did your hopes become a reality for you?
Inspiration: Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope.