Our CFR, who retired from GDB recently, sent a message out to the territory as a thank you. At the end of her email she wrote this:
"Love your puppies, love yourself. Enjoy puppy raising. I know that you will work hard. Just remember to look for the laughter in everything you do. Remember that you are good puppy raisers. Have confidence in your ability to assess your pups and to train them to be the best that they can be. Remember how much I care about you."
I personally love this. I have never raised a puppy full time but to those who do raise full time, you are awesome. Don't ever forget that. :)