Monday, February 7, 2011

A Mother's Hand

 In the above portrait, there are three generations--a grandmother, mother and child.

I wanted to share some lovely quotes on the influence we have as mother's to remind ourselves as we begin our week: 

A Mother's Hand

There is more power in a mother's hand than in a king's scepter.

--Billy Sunday

A Mother's Song

What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

-Henry Ward Beecher

A Mother's Knee

Education commences at the mother's knee, 
and every word spoken within hearsay of little children
tends toward the formation of character. 

-Hosea Ballou

The job at hand is enormous, and we must seek God as our guide through every mountain top
and every valley as we raise our children.

"Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest
if we do not give up."
Galations 6:9


Won't you join us on this wonderful journey of motherhood?

And if you would like a simple and easy 
Valentine's Day craft for the children
click here.

You may find beautiful art for your home as pictured above at

This post is linked at Raising Homemakers and Far Above Rubies.


Christian said...

Thank you for this post. I needed it today.

Mrs.C said...

These quotes are good reminders for all mothers, no matter the age of our children. Time together, now that our girls are older, is not as abundant as it was when they were smaller. Making our time meaningful when they are here is still a priority. Thank you for sharing these today! We, the older, must always be ready and prepared to teach the younger.

Don and Shelly said...

I LOVE the Billy Sunday quote... so true!

Mama said...

You make it sound so easy....but I am overwhelmed and find myself just sitting, doing nothing.

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Sweet Beth,

The point is that it is NOT easy, but yet because of the influence we hold we cannot give up! There are many days that can be daunting...days that can make us just want to throw in the towel---make us feel overwhelmed and not even know where to start. It is so not easy. But what we need to keep in mind is what is a priority to the Lord? Am I in line with these things?

Baby steps---sometimes we need to take the hill before we can take the mountain. Don't be overwhelmed. Keep it all in perspective and keep moving forward to give Him glory!

Many blessings...

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

I am sorry, the above comment was meant for Sweet Mama! :)

Many blessings...

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Fuentes,

These are some wonderful as well as truthful quotes about motherhood. Although I am not currently a mother, I can still appreciate these words.

-Lady Rose

Corinna-Corinna said...

Thankyou for sharing these quotes. We mothers have an important job. I love to read words of encouragement from other ladies.
God Bless,

Janna said...

Dear Wisewoman,

My name is Janna, and I am a senior at Haverford College in PA.

I am a political science major with an interest in social movements, and I think that something really dynamic and interesting is happening with communities of faith in America. In the coming weeks, I will be putting together a survey (about 10-15 questions) for Quiverfull couples trying to understand how people find the Quiverfull movement, why they join, and why they stay invested in the Quiverfull community. I would love for you and your husband to participate. The identities of all participants will remain confidential, and I have no plans to publish my findings, but if you wanted to see the finished product, I would be happy to send you a copy.

If your family would be interested in participating in my research, I would be deeply grateful, and very happy to have your input. If you know other families that might be interested in participating, feel free to pass on my contact information.

All the best,
Janna Frieman
Haverford College Class of 2011

Sheila said...

I love the quotes and I love your blog. Are the pictures you have (the ones that are similar to the one for this post) yours. I absolutely love them and would like to use them on my blog.

Jasmine said...

June, you have such a wonderful way of sharing truths about motherhood and how glorious it is.

You are incredibly special - and I continue to come to your blog for food that satisfies the soul.

Rush'd Lady said...

Amen! Sister! Thank you for commenting on my blog. I'm a mother of one son who had been diagnosed with ADD/ODD by Dr. Grace Ketterman whom we homeschooled after 5th grade. We have had have our ups and downs and the Galations verse is one we memorized around the supper table!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Your blog is absolutely beautiful. I don't get over often enough and I plan to put you on my links. Your are an inspiration. By the way, how is your little guy? I noticed a heart-felt request for prayer. Trusting God this storm has passed for you & your family. God bless, Cathy @ Cathy Kennedy's Blog

Walking in His Grace said...

So glad that I found your blog! :) Excited to check it out more as well. Oh & I'm following you now, too!

Have a great day and God bless! :)

saltwaterdreamer said...

Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you.

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