Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dear Mother


Dear Mother,

Do you ever have days when you long for the time when you can clean your house and it will stay that way?  When you don't have so much laundry to keep up with?  When you don't have to constantly be repeating yourself?

Let us learn from those who have been in our shoes and who are now living in an empty nest.  Let us rediscover how important these precious days are
 
The little girl who wore ribbons, bows, and braids was only transient, like a butterfly that stays but a summer, like the little bird that rests on your sill before migrating south for the duration of winter.

If you want to read more from this mother reflecting on her own empty nest, click here.


Oh, Mothers of young children, I bow before you in reverence.  Your work is most holy.  You are fashioning the destinies of immortal souls.  The powers folded up in the little ones that you hushed to sleep in your bosoms last night, are powers that shall exist forever.  You are preparing them for their immortal destiny and influence.  Be faithful.  Take up your sacred burden reverently.  Be sure that your life is sweet and clean.
        ~J.R. Miller

“Therefore we do not lose heart…. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”  2 Corinthians 4:16
Learning along with you,
~Jennie

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