I know this isn’t Mother’s Day, but this painting recently got me thinking. ‘The Lord of the Manor’, by Edmund Blair Leighton, reminds me of the indescribably profound protective love that I instantly felt for each of my children and grandbabies upon their arrival to this earthly sphere. To become a mother completely changed everything for the rest of my life. With all my heart, to its depths. Everything will always be about them first, for me.