"It is to my mother that I owe everything. If I am Thy Child, O my God, it is because Thou gavest me such a mother. If I prefer the truth to all other things, it is the point of my mother's teachings..."
A message of hope to you mothers of 'wayward' children. Love, patience, prayers...and often tears.
Art credit: Saint Augustine and Saint Monica by Ary Scheffer (1846)