‘I will lead him by the hand, Mr. Markham, till he has strength to go alone; and I will clear as many stones from his path as I can, and teach him to avoid the rest – or walk firmly over them, as you say; – for when I have done my utmost, in the way of clearance, there will still be plenty left to exercise all the agility, steadiness, and circumspection he will ever have.
-Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Happy Mother’s Day! This is a wonderful quote from my current read, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Moms show us the way until we’re ready to take the world on for ourselves 😊