Thursday, March 27, 2008

As I Unpack My Home...

"I realized again that the ultimate key to providing a nurturing environment in my home is me. The physical surroundings can make a big difference. In the end, though, what my children and husband need most from me is not a perfect home or perfect training or a perfectly spiritual role model or a wife without faults-- but a mother and wife who is committed to doing whatever it takes to love them and make a home for them. They need to know that they are cherished by someone who is a champion for their cause, a cheerleader for their lives- someone they can always count on in the light and dark times of life. Accepting the responsibility of being the overseer of my domain with all of the heart and energy and faith I can muster is what nurtures my family best and provides my children with the sense of security and stability they need. My attitude is ultimately what makes our house a peaceful haven. And because i can only accomplish this by leaning on the Lord, it is my relationship with him that ultimately will provide a nurturing environment for the people I love."
- Taken from The Mission of Motherhood, by Sally Clarkson (p.166-167).


Kimberly said...

That gave me goosebumps.

Ris said...

what a great post! I am so getting that book!