"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

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Quote for the Day - On Careers

"How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about [arithmetic], and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious because it is gigantic, not because it is minute."
 - G.K. Chesterton


  1. What a precious post...thanks for visiting my blog, even if by accident...now I have found yours. Yes, what a awesome responsibility to be at home with our children...I have now been a stay at home mom for over 28 years and still raising a 5 year old at home...not always easy, but one of the only things I have not regretted

  2. Right on Mary. After all, who else would you want there with your babies, changing all their diapers, and loving them the whole time, the way only you can? When it gets crazy and you're tempted to be discouraged, (because you ARE in mega-diaper mode), you just mind this: "His wife is like a fruitful vine in the innermost parts of his house, his children like olive plants around his table."
    Janette: Me too! For 37 years I have been keeping our house and raising our children. And I wouldn't trade places with anyone in the world. For anything.

  3. Janette, Welcome to this blog. 28 years - wow. I've been a stay at home mom for less than 2 years but like you said, although it's not always easy I really do love and cherish the time with my girls.
    Cathy - Thanks for the encouragement, as sometimes in the midst of mega-diaper mode it is easy to get discouraged and think we're crazy for having children. (which we are, but it's a good kind of crazy :-)