Mom with half of her children.
John, Robin, Richard, Jill
The other 4 came later.
I found a talk my mother gave back in 1982 on motherhood.
Not sure who exactly she was speaking to...
perhaps a stake Relief Society gathering?
But these 2 sentences really stood out to me:
"All of the seemingly unimportant things we do each day
like teaching, listening, guiding, cooking, cleaning up after,
rocking, reading to, and on and on
are really very, very important.
It is evident when children grow up
without this love and attention."
~~Gaynor Slinkard Rozier