Thursday, March 15, 2012

Children are a Blessing

A Woman Surrounded by Children by Jessie Wilcox Smith

“She says I shall now have one mouth the more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music, and drawing. 

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other. 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 worth 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 Christ's name, I 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, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!”

Elizabeth Prentiss, Excerpt from Stepping Heavenward


  1. Yes, and amen! How I love that book. I can't wait to read it again, this time with my daughter!

    (thank you again for all the work you put into the printables!)

  2. I too, can't wait to read it with my daughter! That will be so special :)

    I have already read it twice myself and there is always something more to glean (probably because I am in a different stage in my journey each time).

    You are welcome for the printables! I appreciate all your help in fixing the problem with printing!


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