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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 8

Happy Mother’s Day! 🥰👩‍👧‍👦💐

Did you know? Abigail Adams is one of only two women that have served as both First Lady and mother of a president. She was survived by both of her presidents and left a lasting impact on them with her goodness and intelligent support. Writing in his diary upon her death, John Quincy Adams described his mother in glowing terms, noting both her strength and tenderness:

“My Mother was an Angel upon Earth— She was a Minister of blessing to all human beings within her sphere of action. Her heart was the abode of heavenly purity. She had no feelings but of kindness and beneficence— Yet her mind was as firm as her temper was mild and gentle— She had known sorrow—but her sorrow was silent— She was acquainted with grief; but it was deposited in her own bosom… she has been to me more than a Mother. She has been a Spirit from above watching over me for good, and contributing by my mere consciousness of her existence, to the comfort of my life— That consciousness is gone; and without her the world feels to me like a solitude— Oh! what must it be to my father, and how will he support life without her who has been to him its charm?”

Who is the other First Lady/presidential mother? Barbara Bush!

The Child’s Bath, Mary Cassatt, 1893


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