Here's an inspiring quote I read in 'Staying Close' by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.
"When all is said, it is the mother, and the mother only, who is a better citizen than the soldier who fights for his country. The succesful mother, the mother who does her part in rearin and training aright the boys and girls who are to be the men and women of the next generation, is of greater use to the community, and occupies, if she only would realize it, a more ho0norable as well as more important position than any man in it. The mother is the one supreme asset of the national life. She is more important, by far, than the successful statesman, or businessman, or artist, or scientist."
-President Teddy Roosevelt