The depth of a mother’s love

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I would like to share with you a true story of a mother's love, the story of a woman who lived in Van Zandt County in 1904. Her story is recorded on a microfilm of a county newspaper. Her name was Mrs. George Osborn, and except for a tragic accident, she would be completely forgotten by this time by all except maybe some family members.

One Sunday evening in 1904 Mr. and Mrs. Osborn and their infant child were returning from church in a wagon. Suddenly the team bolted. Mrs. Osborn was thrown over the front of the wagon, her clothing catching on a part of it. She was dragged over 100 yards, the story says. Her clothing was stripped from her body and she sustained injuries from which she died the next evening.

While being dragged on the ground, Mrs. Osborn managed to hold the baby in her arms so that it received no serious injury.

Of course, not all mothers are called upon for such dramatic proof of the love they feel for their children; however, doubtless a vast majority would gladly sacrifice their own life for the life of their child, and children instinctively know that their mother is their best friend and protector.

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