"Who can doubt that the closest of all bonds on earth from all of the relationships ever experienced is the one between a mother and her child. Throughout the centuries, many mothers have been accused by their partners of having spared the rod and spoiled the child. Over-protectiveness and over-indulgence have rarely been the reason though. It is simply that the mother will always love her child, even more than she loves her man! She may say, 'I love you both equally, but I love you both differently' in order to justify this distinction to man, child and self. It won't alter the fact however, that she will always love the child more than the man as the child became wholly dependent upon her from the moment of its birth. That is also the reason why the man remains more dependant on his mother for her approval than he does his wife.
So, there we have it. Look to all of your loves and responsibilities in this life, but never forget to look to your mother, for her bond of love will endure from cradle to grave." William Forde:February 26th, 2014.