THE ART OF DOMESTIC BLISS
.....in a time lacking in certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of it's lost heart. -Louise Bogan
“And there are my children!
My darling, precious children!
For their sakes I am continually constrained
to seek after an amended, a sanctified life;
what I want them to become
I must become myself”.
~ Elizabeth Prentiss, Stepping Heavenward
Thursday, May 20, 2010
An Island of Security....A Mother at Home
Very largely does the wife hold in her hands, as a sacred trust, the happiness and the highest good of the hearts that nestle there. In the last analysis, home happiness depends on the wife.
- Her spirit gives the home its atmosphere.
- Her hands fashion its beauty.
- Her heart makes its love.
of a home.
The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.
A true mother is one of the holiest secrets of home happiness.
God sends many beautiful things to this world,
many noble gifts;
but no blessing is richer than that which He bestows
in a mother
who has learned love's lessons well,
and has realized something of the meaning
of her sacred calling.
~ J. R. Miller, "Secrets of Happy Home Life, 1894" ~