Mothers, be faithful.
Don't get discouraged.
Pray for your children, and do not forget to talk to them:
your words will settle down in their hearts.
They never can, they never will forget them.
They may appear not to heed what you say;
they may put on an appearance of thoughtlessness and levity,
which look as though your words were disregarded;
those words are there, and never will be forgotten:
but may be called up in years to come when you are dead and gone,
and like seed cast in the earth, germinate and produce fruit
that shall flourish in immortality.
-Jabez Burns, Mothers of the Wise and Good