Friday, September 23, 2011

A Mother's Love Chapter

If I talk to my children about what is right and what is wrong, but I have not love, I am like a ringing doorbell or pots banging in the kitchen. And though I know what stages they will go through, and understanding their growing pains, and can answer all their questions about life, and believe myself to be a devoted mother, but I have not love, I have nothing.

If I give up the fulfillment of a career to make my children's lives better, and stay up all night sewing costumes or baking cookies at short notice, but grumble about lack of sleep, I have not love and accomplish nothing.

A loving mother is patient with her children's immaturity and kind even when they are not; a loving mother is not jealous of their youth nor does she hold it over their heads whenever she has sacrificed for them.

A loving mother believe in her children; she hopes in each one's individual ability to stand out as a light in a dark world; she endures every backache  and hearthache to accomplish that.

A loving mother never really dies. As for home-baked bread, it will be consumed and forgotten: as for spotless floors, they will soon gather dust and heel marks. As for children, right now toys, friends and food are all-important to them. But when they grow up, it will be their mother's love that they will remember and pass on to others. In that way, she will live on.

So care, training and a loving mother reside in a home, these three but the greatest of these is a loving mother.


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Anonymous said...

I stole the poem. :) But I linked to your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Gail said...

This poem is wonderful. I needed that today. Struggling as a recently widowed single mom, It will bring me that extra energy I need to get my son in bed, or the patience I need when he keeps getting out of timeout. Thanks for sharing! - Jenn

Adeline said...

It's so beautiful and well written(whoever did write it).We don't often think in this way but how true it is!Thanks for posting it.It touched me!
God Bless You!

Mrs. Q said...

Thank you for sharing this. It is such a wonderful reminder of what is important.

~Mrs. Q

jenny said...

I have a question for you. How do you not lead when you husband completely does not want to? I would love to work only part time or not at all, but he wants me to work full time. I work a very hard job. I usually work 12 hours but only 3 days a week. I am so exhausted sometimes I could sleep for a week straight. He doesn't make much money and his job is inconsistent, but he wants us to have "things". He said it was ok for me to homeschool, but he doesn't "care to" help. He doesn't feel he should help at home and I don't mean laundry and dishes, I mean cutting the lawn, painting the garage. He doesn't want to make decisions that come up. He spends most of his time on the computer or taking pictures. He is not an abusive husband and really does have a kind heart. But is quick to help others to the exclusion of his family. I know this is a heart issue with me too because I get so frustrated that I work more hours, do EVERYTHING and it does effect our relationship. I don't want to lead. Even if I leave those reins of leadership flapping there, he won't pick them up. I have prayed and prayed about this.


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