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 laughter.
Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints
on a newly cleaned window.

Love wipes away the tears,
before it wipes up the spilt 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 we must teach our children.

But the greatest of these is LOVE

Author unknown.



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