Sunday, August 10, 2008

I Corinthians For Mothers

Good Sabbath, Dear Readers!
I found this while looking for quotes about the Savior's Love~
I hope you find it worthwhile.

"I Corinthians For Mothers"

If I keep my house immaculately clean, and am envied by all for my interior decorating, but do not show love in my family -- I am just another housewife.

If I'm always producing lovely things - sewing, art; if I always look attractive, and speak intelligently, but am not loving to my family -- I am nothing.

If I'm busy in community affairs, teach Sunday School, and drive in the carpool, but fail to give adequate love to my family -- I gain nothing.

Love changes diapers, cleans up messes, and ties shoes - over and over again. Love is kind, though tired and frazzled.

Love doesn't envy another woman -- one whose children are "spaced" better, or in school so she has time to pursue her own interests.

Love doesn't try to impress others with my abilities or knowledge as as a mother.

Love doesn't scream at the kids.

Love doesn't feel cheated because I didn't get to do what I wanted to do today -- sew, read, soak in a hot tub.

Love doesn't lose her temper easily.

Love doesn't assume that my children are being naughty just because their noise level is irritating.

Love doesn't rejoice when other people's children misbehave and make mine look good.

Love is genuinely happy when others are honored by their children.

Author Unknown

Blessed day,



  1. This is so true! Thanks for sharing it :)

  2. Dear Marqueta,

    Thank you for sharing this poem. I am going to print it out and place it near by where I could read it over and over...

    blessings dear friend,


  3. What a great post...thank you Marqueta! Thank you too for your lovely comments on my blog.

    Love, Tina :)

  4. I've never seen this before. What a gem! Thanks for sharing. This is definitely going in a prominent place in my homemaking notebook.

  5. Thank you, everyone, for your sweet comments! I, too, need to print it out and put it right where I'll see it! And putting it in my homemaking notebook would be a good thing, too. Thank you, Mrs. Maybrook, for the idea!



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