Sunday, May 12, 2019

Weekend Words

A Tribute to Mothers...

“Home is the true wife’s kingdom.... Very largely does the wife hold in her hands, as a sacred trust, the happiness and the highest good of the hearts that nestle there....

In the last analysis, home happiness depends on the wife. Her spirit gives the home its atmosphere. Her hands fashion its beauty. Her heart makes its love. And the end is so worthy, so noble, so divine, that no woman who has been called to be a wife, and has listened to the call, should consider any price too great to pay, to be the light, the joy, the blessing, the inspiration of a home.

 But the woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.”

"A true mother is one of the holiest secrets of home happiness.  God sends many beautiful things to this world, many noble gifts;  but no blessing is richer than that which He bestows in a mother who has learned love’s lesson well, and has realized something of the meaning of her sacred calling.”  - J R Miller

this print by Jessie Willcox Smith hangs in my bathroom

The Best of All 

Some have silver and some have gold,
But you have a child in your arms to hold.

Some have power and some have land,
But you have the touch of a little hand.

Some have riches and some have pride, 
But you have a hug at eventide.

Some have fame but you have more,
The patter of feet on the bedroom floor.

A dear good-night in the darkness there,
And the tender words of a little prayer.

A tousled head on the bed to lay,
At the ragged end of a happy day.

And the light of the stars on a little face,
A darling smile that moonbeams trace.

What matters then if wealth we miss,
For what is gold compared to this?
 - Anonymous

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!