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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sweet Baby

I realize that some readers of my blog may tire of always tuning in to see or read another posting about my children but motherhood is my life right now and I am enjoying this season so much. There are times when I gaze in Andrew and Luke's eyes and am overwhelmed with such love in my heart for them. I can't gather the words to express my thoughts. I found this quote by Elisabeth Prentiss, on the birth of her children, which I find helpful in explaining my heart:

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which it dwells is worthy all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in God's name, I will make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother's heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, her life-long prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!

What an honor to be a mother. How thankful I am that God chose to give me such blessings.


Mike said...

Hi Jawan...I'm Kim and Crissy's Dad. It's too bad you don't like your family very much. ( :-D ) I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Leslie said...

What a precious picture!!

Laura Leigh said...

Hi friend! Love the quote from Elizabeth Prentiss -- a beautiful, tender celebration of motherhood. And I love staying up-to-date on you and your crew!