"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

3 comments:

  1. Comforting to know, isn't it?

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  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.

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

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