As soon as Mrs Dashwood had recovered herself, to see Marianne was her desire; and in two minutes she was with her beloved child - rendered dearer to her than ever by absence, unhappiness, and danger.
Elinor's delight as she saw what each felt in meeting, was only checked by an apprehension of its robbing Marianne of further sleep; but Mrs. Dashwood could be calm, could be even prudent, when the life of a child was at stake, and Marianne, satisfied in knowing her mother was near her, and conscious of being too weak for conversation, submitted readily to the silence and quiet prescribed by every nurse around her.
Marianne continued to mind every day, and the brilliant cheerfulness of Mrs. Dashwood's looks and spirits proved her to be, as she repeatedly declared herself, one of the happiest women in the world.
From 'Sense & Sensibility' - Jane Austen
Remembering my dear Mum on Mother's Day and this is the card my daughter sent me - I well remember the little blonde 'sandwich maker' trying on my shoes. Inside it says, 'No matter how grown up you are.'