"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

Monday, November 19, 2012

An Encouraging Reminder

My sister-in-law Christine told me about this video the other day. I hope you find it as encouraging as I did.

Whether she home schools or not, I believe every mother with a number of young children at home can relate to the question this mother of six puts forth in her letter to "Andrew."  And Andrew gives her a great answer.  Very pastoral, I thought.

Ask Andrew - 11-12 from

Everything we do flows from the Story, in which we live, move, and have our being, and remembering that brings me back from a place of strife to a place of resting and trusting in God in all my doings for the day.