There’s a beautiful post over on YLCF with quotes on being wives and mothers in honor of today. They’re all beautiful quotes, but one of those is a real treasure. Go read the post and see if you can figure out which one. ;)
Another post over on Pleasant Times gives all kinds of tips and hints on making Mother’s Day very special- and giving gifts that last not just the day, but a whole lot longer. Just remember, sometimes it’s those little things that didn’t cost you anything except time, thought and effort that mean the most to parents in the end.
But today, as I think of my own mommies (for I have two of them now) and of the friends that have become mommies, who are near and dear to my heart, I am praying for wisdom, for strength, for grace for them to raise the little people in their care for HIM. It’s a task that seems daunting, but it is the “beautifulest” third-degree (The first degree is the on-going study of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the second degree is an on going study and the work of honoring and loving our husbands and making home the happiest and best place ever) one could ever take on. I’ll leave you with this quote that has inspired and encouraged me, as not- a- mommy-yet, but one who loves and cares for children.
The mother’s work often seems to her an unimportant service. It is a work that is rarely appreciated. Others know little of her many cares and burdens. Her days are occupied with a round of little duties, all calling for patient effort, for self-control, for tact, wisdom, and self-sacrificing love; yet she cannot boast of what she has done as any great achievement. She has only kept things in the home running smoothly. Often weary and perplexed, she has tried to speak kindly to the children, to keep them busy and happy, and to guide their little feet in the right path. She feels that she has accomplished nothing. But it is not so.
Heavenly angels watch the careworn mother, noting the burdens she carries day by day. Her name may not have been heard in the world, but it is written in the Lamb’s book of life.