Thursday, August 16, 2012

Keeping Perspective

                                                                        by Jim Fowler

                       If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place,
                           but have not love--I am a housekeeper, not a homemaker.
                      If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements,
                           but have not love--my children learn of cleanliness, not godliness.
                      Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh.
                      Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.
                      Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk.
                      Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.
                      Love is present through trials.
                      Love reprimands, reproves and is responsive.
                      As a mother there is much I must teach my child,
                           but the greatest of all is.......LOVE.

Good one to post somewhere in your house to remind yourself everyday of what's the most important thing we can give our kids, especially if you're having one of "those" days.

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