One from the vault that I wrote but never published…
“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 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 God’s name, I will 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, her life-long prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!”
~ elizabeth prentiss
Now if I can just remember this when my heart becomes frustrated at not being able to do more…
Reposted from one of my favorite photography blogs ~ molly flanagan.
And here are a few more of my favorites taken around her birthday in June. Those eyelashes alone are worth all the dust bunnies, toilet rings, and unwritten or unpublished blog posts over the past year and a half. Not to mention the personality that goes with them.
Wondrously blest, indeed!