I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.
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My father was a successful real estate developer, and he was a very tough man but a good man. My father would always praise me. He always thought I was the smartest person.
My grandma is probably the only person on this planet that I still remember their home number by heart
It’s incredible watching my son grow up and learn to read, discover the world and test boundaries. Being a mum is the greatest joy of my life, definitely.
It’s her first grandchild, so she’s really, really, really excited. I guess my mom is a little more stressed out than me.
I had grown up without a father and that is why it was so important to me that my children would never be in need of anything.
[On his mother’s adversity] She had a very difficult beginning All of my mothers family were killed and she came to America at the time of the depression. It was not an easy life at all.
I learned in those eight years is that home is where you make it, and we were in the White House for eight years, but it wasn’t the house. It was us in it. It was our value and our love for each other.
A few years after my first son was born, he wanted to know how we chose his name, so I began reading him the story of Noah’s Ark.
The times when Barack and I are at our most relaxed are when we invite some friends over who we have known forever. And you put a little music on top of that? Some good food? It renews your spirit to get back in the game.
I’m going to let people know that it’s cool to have a child and be young and still be a good mom. It’s really tough, but I’m doing it.
I want my sons to grow up in a world where they’d never think boys are better than girls or that black is better than white.
I’m pretty conservative or old-fashion, I should say, it’s how I grew up. I think you have to let your children be individuals, but you have to set boundaries. Ryan and I have similar ideas about all of it, you really have to support you partner in the things that are important to them and hold the line together.
I was probably 10 or 11 when I saw that, and sort of started thinking, You know what? Marriage is an option. Having a family is an option. And going to school and getting your education and building your career is another really viable option that can lead to happiness and fulfillment.