Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How Wonderously Blest!

"Martha takes a most prosaic view of this proceeding, in which she detects malice prepense on my part. 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 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 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! "
excerpted from Stepping Heavenward
by Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss
Thanks to everyone for all your sweet comments. You are all such an encouragement to me :)


jaymie said...

Kanyon and I have been in dallas for therapy and I culd'nt wait to get back to check your blog!!! Yeah for PINK! This little quote was so sweet!

Bethany said...

Isn't Stepping Heavenward wonderful?! I think I've read it four times now, and sometimes I'll pick it up and just read quotes that I've highlighted for some encouragement or some laughs. Congratulations on another girl! What a blessing I'm sure she'll be. We find out tomorrow afternoon what gender we've got! Hope to see you in Longview.

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