Ramblings from a wife, homeschool Mom, Mama or even Mum of 8, Nana Mom to 2 and
princess to One!
Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss
"She says I shall now have one mouth 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 dwells is worthy of 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 dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"
Child of the King who desires to glorify God and enjoy Him forever (beginning right now!) by training children for His kingdom that "I may have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in Truth" (III Jn 1:4), that I may serve Him with joy all the days of my life, make disciples, preach the kingdom of God (Luke 9:2) heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils, freely I have received, freely I should give (Matt 10:8); walking out the great commission (Matt 28:18-20); and to train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God (Titus 2:4-5). And with ALL that is within me live the life that Jesus died to give me!