Doris Regina Receveur Winnie (September 17, 1929 - December 13, 2013) finished her book at last. Mother of 11 children who put her to the test, she rarely had an unkind word and never an unkind deed. We miss her, but she guides us still.
The quote was one of her favorite sayings. When we kids would demand an explanation why we should do something unreasonable like clean our rooms or take out the garbage, I don't remember her ever raising her voice; it was enough for her to say "Because I am your mother, and I love you." Who could resist that?