My mother was a stay-at-home mom by destiny with the greatest achievement for a woman to raise a good family, and that she did with inspiration in teaching by example and faith in love's forbearance. Where would so many of us be without a dedicated mother as we watch other families with divided loyalties trying to piece together satisfactory meanings of life's purposes? Much respect to mothers who tend the home fires and much freedom to other women who explore beyond motherhood for happiness.