As a parent, there will be many times in your life that you hug your child. Knowing that you needed that hug more than they did.
“Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving.
“What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange, it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.
“Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world, you had to earn it.
“Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.
“The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.
James E. Faust
“We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher
“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.
“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
“The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.
“My parents are my backbone. Still, are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.
“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles R. Swindoll
“By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.
“A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother’s goodness deeper than the sea.
“A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.
“That’s the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You’ll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and – in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love – you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.
“The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
O. A. Battista
“If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
“As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel
“No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.
Edwin Hubbell Chapin
“Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry
“Don’t throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
Dr. James Dobson
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
“We must love them for themselves, and not for the best of ourselves in them, and that is a great deal harder to do. Loving our own children is an exercise for the imagination.
“The Parental predisposition to love prevails in the most harrowing of circumstances.
“Parents love is whole, no matter how many times it’s divided.
“No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.
“Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
“In some sense, every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well.
Wm. Paul Young
“Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents
“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Henry Ward Beecher