"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Friday, November 11, 2011

A World of Mystery

"The Mother is a world of mystery.  She loves; she does all kinds of interesting things 
throughout the house; she sings; she reads; she loses her temper; she may be as peaceful 
as a summer evening or a whirlwind of fury.  But she is always the mother, and her love 
for her child[ren] even when it is shot through all the flaws of her character, will be a 
 human love.   It may be far from perfect.  But it will be something real."

Anthony Esolen, Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child


  1. Comforting to know, isn't it?

  2. I just want to say I'm so glad you followed my blog because it lead me to your blog which was a true blessing. Such an inspirational blog, I look forward to reading through everything and all of your future posts.

  3. Jessica: Welcome. We're so glad you came.