PHolley and MLehnardt: The weakness is in the analogy, not in your excellent
points, Michelle. One thing that may clarify the analogy a bit--but only a bit.
Please remember that it is the King that must be brought into check to win the
game, not the Queen. They are both the main principles under attack.The fact that the Chess King is weak in his ability to move and to protect
himself should not be drawn into the analogy, it is irrelevant to actual life
PHolley-- Agreed! Fathers are absolutely essential. And if you Google my name,
you'll find I've written about the importance of devoted fatherhood in
depth. I'm sorry I implied otherwise in this article.
Nice article, but I'm not sure about the implications that mothers are far
more significant in the family than fathers. I feel that is one issue in the
general membership is the over-emphasis on the mother and the under-emphasis on
Nearly every day I help my daughter get her head straight about herself. That
she is worth something, life has meaning and everyone does not hate her. She
moved in as a young teenager...twenty-something now. Her mother abused, betrayed
and abandoned her on my doorstep. I don't regret taking this on a
second...except for the pain she has had to go through.A father can
hurt and abandon his children. That is horrible and the impact is far-reaching.
But when a mother gives it up, children are devastated and it just never stops.
I wish mothers would get this. Never make the mistake of considering
yourself insignificant or useless. A mother's love, and influence cannot be
calculated and the need for it cannot be over-estimated. A woman's heart is
different than a man's heart. Removing that heart from a child's life
leaves emptiness, pain and rejection which can never be patched over. You
mothers make or break the rising generation. Please do not EVER minimize this to
yourself or the family. You are all the best. It is so worth it.God
bless all of you.
One couldn't ask for better neighbors than Erik and Michelle, just good
down to earth people who really strive to do good. And what wonderful children,
unassuming great kids who treat others exceptionally well. Good job Michelle!
Sorry about my spelling She has the one ring that rules them all, the
one ring that binds then. She Got the pow-WA.
What a beautiful tribute to motherhood...just in time for Mother's Day!
Long live the Quine! Everyone Knows, If momma ain't happy no one is.