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Friday, February 17, 2012

The Love Chapter for Mothers




If I talk to my children about what is right and what is wrong, but have not love, I am like a ringing doorbell or pots banging in the kitchen.

And though I know what stages my children will go through and understand their growing pains, and can answer all their questions about life and believe myself to be a devoted mother, but have not love, I am 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 on 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 believes in her children; she hopes in each one's individual ability to stand out as a light in a dark world; she endures every heartache and backache to accomplish that.

A loving mother never really dies. As for homebaked bread, it will be consumed and forgotten; as for spotless floors, they will soon gather dust and heelmarks. As for children, right now toys and 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...





-by Dianne Lorang 




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12 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Excellent post! Thank you for sharing it with us and have a delightful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

A Bit of Our World said...

How beautiful and true.
Robin

Dafne@wifemotherhomemaker said...

I always feel so encouraged by you. Great post!

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Thanks for sharing, ladies! This post was an encouragement and great reminder to me as well!

Many blessings...

Amy said...

What a wonderful reminder. Thank you so much.

I am feeling very encouraged now.

Amy

Rashel said...

What an excellent reminder, thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Rashel

Tammy said...

Wonderful!

I need to be reminded of this, and often. Thank you.

Ruth said...

Such a great post! Thank you.

Dandelions Cottage said...

Everyday, and I mean it, your love for our father and the mission of your blog inspires me and encourages me. God has used it to shine light on things he has put deep in my heart. NEVER stop doing what you do. We need wise women like you, to help raise up a wise women to be. Hugs~

Jessica@MakingHomeSweeter said...

What an inspiring post! Thank you so much for sharing.

Shanniel Shakespeare said...

Amen!!! Beautifully said.

Far Above Rubies said...

June, lovely article. Featured it on Domestically Divine. Thank you.