We just got back from one last four-day beach hurrah before school starts. I got sucked into this book and stayed up Tuesday night till 4:30 to finish it. I haven't done that in a while and it felt good.
Chapter 2 began with some commentary on loggerhead turtle mothers that reminded me of this quote, "Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see." -Pope Paul VI
A few quotes from the book:
"Sometimes mothers can only do their best. It's all God ever asks of us. And all he can expect with what we're given...sometimes we survive, anyway...and sometimes we rely on the kindness of others to put us back in our nests."
"Motherhood is a mixed bag. You make of it what you can. And nobody expects you to be perfect---most of the time all you have to do is just show up."
"You'll find with your son that you share a special bond. Not that the one you share with your daughter is any less special---it's just different and completely unexpected."