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Nothing is more joyous and perilous than motherhood. The highs and lows, the joy the sorrow. The stakes are so high. It isn’t just a project or career. It’s a human life you hold in your hands. A life with free will of its own.

With all our faults, sometimes our children grow up to not only still love us, but to be dear friends. What an amazing blessing that is!

On Mother’s Day 2019, one of my children, Alana Jeffery (third of the six most remarkable kids I could hope for), posted the sweetest series of Instagram stories. I want to save it forever. So she kindly sent them all to me and I put them together in this video.

Thank you, Alana, for one of the most lovely things you could have done for my soul.

With Father’s Day right around the corner, I hope you love it as much as I do!

Alison Moore Smith is a 59-year-old entrepreneur. She has been (very happily) married to Samuel M. Smith for 38 years. They are parents of six incredible children and grandparents to two astounding grandsons.

She is the author of The 7 Success Habits of Homeschoolers.

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