To Read on the Journey

Saturday, May 8, 2010

happy mothers

"She says I shall now have one mouth the more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music, and drawing. Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other. 
Here is a sweet fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which it dwells is worthy all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. 
I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ’s name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other darlings had left me. 
Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother’s heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers!"

from Stepping Heavenward 
by Elizabeth Prentiss

7 comments:

Paige said...

Great reminder of how important our time is to those we love. You did it again...you post a loving a tribute to the sacrifices for your kids and my post today is all about me having to eat crow yesterday! :) Thanks for teaching me constantly! I love reading your blog!

paige

togetherforgood said...

This is beautiful. :)

Simply Sara said...

beautiful!
happy mother's day to you friend!

Alana said...

Beautiful!

denise said...

Love it. Perspective means everything, doesn't it?

Sarah Markley said...

i'm a happy mother. =)

deb said...

Just realized I meant to leave a comment here, and then got distracted, by you know, kids :)

and that I added you to my blogroll, sorry I kept forgetting.