Saturday, March 21, 2009

Love In the Home

I do not know who to credit this with, but I got this from the LATCH ygroups...

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Love in the Home

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.
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If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements, but have not love, my children learn cleanliness- -not godliness.
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Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh. Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.
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Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk. Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.
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Love is present through the trials. Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive.
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Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child, then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.
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Love is the key that opens salvation's message to a child's heart.
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Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection. Now I glory in God's perfection of my child.
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As a mother, there is much I must teach my child, but the greatest of all is love.

- Author Unknown

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I really appreciated receiving this in my e-mail. Certainly it made me feel less guilty about our home not looking like a San Diego hotel (as it looks more like a cross between a basement and a disaster zone). And when I look at my child, I know in my heart of hearts that he is privileged to have enjoyed love. Lots of it. And I have vowed to be better in giving it.

Although... I really can't stand crumbs and spills, mainly because I have a mighty issue against ants.

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