Monday, December 17, 2012

His Great Mercy for Mothers!

Mother and Child by Elizabeth Nourse, 1895

"Aim high, sweet mama. And when mistakes come, know they are covered by the One who holds all in His hands, and whose mercies are 'new every morning!'"

~Sally Clarkson at I Take Joy


Monday, December 3, 2012

Poem ~ Motherhood

A Music Party by Arthur Hayes, 1864

MOTHERHOOD 
 
The bravest battle that ever was fought!
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not;
'Twas fought by the mothers of men.
 
Nay not with the cannon of battle-shot,
With a sword or noble pen;
Nay, not with eloquent words or thought
From mouth of wonderful men!
 
But deep in a walled-up woman's heart --
Of a woman that would not yield,
But bravely, silently bore her part --
Lo, there is the battlefield!
 
No marshaling troops, no bivouac song,
No banner to gleam and wave;
But oh! those battles, they last so long --
From babyhood to the grave.
 
Yet, faithful still as a bridge of stars,
She fights in her walled-up town --
Fights on and on in her endless wars,
Then silent, unseen, goes down.
Oh, ye with banners and battle-shot,
And soldiers to shout and praise!
I tell you the kingliest victories fought
Were fought in those silent ways.

~ Joaquin Miller (1839-1913) 
Thank you to Mrs. June Fuentes at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home for sharing this poem.


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