Sunday Inspiration: You will teach them to fly

you will teach them to fly

“You will teach them to fly,
but they will not fly your flight.
You will teach them to dream,
but they will not dream your dream.
You will teach them to live,
but they will not live your life.
Nevertheless, in every flight, in every life, in every dream,
the print of the way you taught will always remain.”
-Mother Teresa


  1. Pat Kennedy on August 21, 2022 at 3:54 am

    These are such wonderful words. My children are now adults. The days of their teens did have me wondering. Now that they are in their 30’s, and Facetime with me almost daily, my heart is so happy to be their Mom. They have become two wonderful adults. Kind, thoughtful and good. I am blessed and very grateful, We may not always agree, but they are definitely and truly, gifts from God.

  2. Nancy C Lepri on August 21, 2022 at 8:30 am

    AMEN!!!! Happy Sunday to you Em and Proman!

  3. Marilynn Di Dio on August 21, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Thank you for your Sunday inspirations. They put into words so many times my thoughts on things and are good food for thought. I have been saving them in a notebook so I can get to the them easier.
    I enjoy your books as well. Recently, I reread the Shenandoah series because of the introduction of the latest book. Enjoyed them just as much the second time. BEST WISHES!

  4. DELORES on August 21, 2022 at 10:33 am

    So true! They live in a different world and have different dreams—but, hopefully, most of the same values.

  5. Terry Guerra on August 21, 2022 at 11:04 am

    So true!
    Have a great Sunday, Emilie!

  6. Jane Dougherty on August 21, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    I try to remember these words each time I look at the lives of my grandchildren. They are all adults now, and their world is so different from the world I faced at that age. They are good people and I have to have faith in their decisions.

  7. Judy M Zell on August 22, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Sounds like wonderful advice for parents sending their children off to college. But Mother Teresa must have been referring to her orphans. My son-in-law worked for her one summer in India.

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