Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 5: Favorite Quote

My favorite quote changes all the time. Just about every time I hear someone say something I wish I would have thought of saying first.

Right now my favorite quote is from the movie, John Adams, on HBO. John Adams is leaving his family to meet with the other colonies and has his daughter say to him their family motto. And she answers "Be Good and do good."

I loved it. I think it is so simple, and since we have considered adopting it as our family motto and maybe putting it up on the wall.

My other favorite quote is one that a friend sent to me on facebook after Molly died. I read it and loved it so much because of how beautifully it was written. We are having it engraved on her headstone, and when I get a picture of it I will post it for you. The quote is

"Think of your child; then, not as passed, but as living; not as a flower that has withered, but as one that is transplanted, and touched by a divine hand, is blooming in richer colors and sweeter shades than those on earth."

We will read this every time we go to her grave, and our children will grow up knowing these words and knowing their sister is in a wonderful beautiful place.

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