I would rather have moments of being less than the mother I want to be,
times when my children's needs aren't met, as a result of giving them
everything I possibly can and then giving some more.
I would rather live
knowing that giving deeply may cause a temporary depletion of my
resources, than live with being less than the mother I want to be
because I chose to put a career, my physical fitness, adult friendships
or time for myself before the needs of my children.