There are so many rivers that can flow into maternity. Interchangeable are the words friend and sister; To be a sister is to be a friend to an exponent—and vice versa. And within that exponent is the infinite. I have stood in the gap for my own mother to care for younger sisters. I have been cared for in maternal ways as a sister. I love my friends as a mother would because to be a woman is oftentimes an instinctual need to rescue, protect and guide to safety—a responsibility to see love through which is a sometimes weary yet satisfying service.