Friday, October 24, 2008

Love...

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 cleanliness...not godliness.
Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh.
Love smiles at the 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 the trials. Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive.
Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child, then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.
Love is the key that opens salvation's message to a child's heart.
Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection. Now I glory in God's perfection of my child.
As a mother, there is much I must teach my child, but the greatest of all is love.

~AuthorUnknown

3 comments:

Hazel Eye Beauty said...

Wow, how touching...you really put things into perspective.. what I mean is the dirt will be there tomorrow, but will you children and there hearts? Thanks for the eyeopener... Bf

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this....Such an Inspiring blog. I will be back for sure.

Mrs. Renfro said...

Thanks, Lisa!