His parents named him Ronald Wilson Reagan.
He was born in a simple home, to an obscure mother and an alcoholic father.
No one could have predicted he would become one of the greatest presidents of the United States! But he did!
Many attribute Ronald Reagan's success to his mother, Nelle, a gentle, hard-working, compassionate woman of faith.
E.T. Sullivan could have been describing Nelle and Ronald Reagan when he said:
"We fancy that God can only manage his world with battalions, when all the while he is doing it with beautiful babies. When a wrong wants righting, or a truth wants preaching, or a continent needs opening, God sends a baby into the world…perhaps in a simple home and of some obscure mother. And then God puts the idea into the mother's heart, and she puts it into the baby's mind. And then God waits. The greatest forces in the world are not the earthquakes and the thunderbolts. The greatest forces in the world are babies."
As Patriotic Moms, we have a great privilege and opportunity.
Our responsibilities will require our best efforts, no more and no less. And when we feel like we are falling short, we, like Nelle Reagan, can rely on God to make up the difference.
We are raising patriots and leaders who, like Ronald Reagan, need to be prepared to preserve America’s legacy of liberty.