A man wrote to READER'S DIGEST, "My mother has always treated me like her baby, no matter what my age. After turning 30, I purchased a computer and learned to use it. Thinking I'd impress her with my skill and maturity, I sent her a well-written letter, complete with computer graphics, borders and an elaborate typeface.

"I phoned to ask what she thought of the letter. ‘It's lovely, dear,’ she replied. ‘I have it hanging on the refrigerator for all the neighbors to see.’

Any of you know a mother like that--who still sees a thirty year-old-offspring as a child? It's not all that uncommon. At least we know we are loved. The good parent never quits loving--even when we don't deserve it.