Happy Mother’s Day: A Quote by a Favorite Movie Mom

“If being reconciled to your son going away means you can’t cry, I can’t see any point in being a mother.”

Andy Hardy and Emily Hardy

That’s a quote spoken by one of my favorite movie moms, Emily Hardy in the movie Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941). Mrs. Hardy said those words after she watched her son Andy leave home after high school graduation to go live in New York.

I wrote it down a long time ago because it really touched me when I heard it, and I figured this day devoted to mothers would be a perfect time to finally share it with someone. I just thought that quote was so sweet and epitomizes the spirit of a loving mother. I bet anyone who’s experienced a child leaving home can relate.