Raising kids was my choice

1. “Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my savior. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My childen are gifts, they remind me of what’s important.

Elle Macpherson

2. “Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.

Richard L. Evans

3. “Parenting should always come from a place of unconditional loving.

Fiona Dimas-Herd

4. “I love my children beyond all reason. They’re my joy, even when they’re wild with kid energy.

Christopher Meloni

5. “What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange, it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.

Nicholas Sparks

6. “In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul.

Lisa T. Shepherd

7. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

Agatha Christie

8. “You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever.

Regina King

9. “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.

Elizabeth Stone

10. “Accept the children the way we accept trees with gratitude, because they are a blessing, but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.

Isabel Allende

11. “The beauty that surrounds me is absolutely breathtaking, it’s the faces of my children.

Anabela Loureiro

12. “Everything I thought I’d hate about having children the crying, the screaming, nothing fazes me. I love it all, and it’s relaxed.

Elton John

13. “My feeling of responsibility for the safety and well-being of my children is so strong, that should an asteroid threaten to wipe out all life on earth, I would still hold myself responsible for their fate.

Boghos L. Artinian

14. “Your top job as a new parent is to love your baby like crazy. After showering her with affection, your next two important jobs are to feed her and to calm her when she cries.

Harvey Karp

15. “Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.

Uma Thurman

16. “I’ve never loved anybody the way I love my children.

Katey Sagal

17. “I love my children unconditionally.

Gary Kemp

18. “I love all my children, but some of them I don’t like.

Lillian Gordy Carter

19. “If a good mother is one who loves her child more than anyone else in the world, I am not a good mother. I am in fact a bad mother. I love my husband more than I love my children.

Ayelet Waldman

20. “I love my children. That will never change. I have prayed to them for forgiveness and hope that they will forgive me. I never meant to hurt them.

Susan Smith

21. “My children are delightful people whom I would love even if they weren’t my children.

Tony Morrison

22. “Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.

Harold Hulbert