Monday, May 10, 2010

my mother's day

If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place, but have not love, I am a housekeeper - not a homemaker.
If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements, but have not love, my children learn cleanliness - not godliness.
Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh.
Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.
Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk.
Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.
Love is present through the trials.
Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive.
Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child, then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.
Love is the key that opens salvation's message to a child's heart.
Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection. Now I glory in God's perfection of my child.
As a mother, there is much I must teach my child,
but the greatest of all is love.

(I don't know the author, but every time I hear this, it gets to me)

Okay, seriously, this was a great day!
My kids were so excited about their gifts.
He got me a pink ipod
Porter informed me it was for exercising.
Our Mama
My sister and her babies
and the baby that's coming
It's so nice to feel appreciated once a year!


5 witty remarks:

MiMi said...

Beautiful post with beautiful pictures! :) Looks like you have everything you need. Now I need to go to the Knot Hole....see ya later.

samantha said...

Looks like a fun day! Is that your name for the baby or is the babies name going to be June? Either way I think it's very cute!

ErinC. said...

Hope you had a great Mother's Day Jill! Love that poem! :) Erin

CRAZYMOM said...

Love that poem! I have never heard it before. Thanks for sharing. :)

Denissa said...

I love that poem...so true! :)
Cute pics, glad that you had a nice day! You always look so cute..was that some yummy fountain Diet Pepsi?;)