I'm taking this quote to share with my class of teen parents today.
You may remember hearing it, but I thought I'd share this emphasis with you, too.
“For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies.
"It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break; the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours.
"It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.”
from President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address, Jan 20, 2009 (italics added)