Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Beatitudes For Parents

Praying that your Christmas season has not been overshadowed by what has to be done, this is the message that has come to me so clearly the past few days. I know this is a quick moving time of year, but we need to slow down and appreciate what we have, not what we want. Tonight we spent a quiet (as quiet as 4 males in one house can be) together, and we had a great time. I appreciate these times, to spend with my husband and my children, because now a days they are so far and few between. I received the message today from an email, and I thought it was perfect, and I had to share it with everyone. Please enjoy!!!

Beatitudes For Parents

Blessed are those parents who make their peace with spilled milk and
mud, for of such is the kingdom of childhood.

Blessed is the parent who engages not in the comparison of his child
with others, for precious unto each is the rhythm of his own growth.

Blessed are the fathers and mothers who have learned laughter, for it is
the music of the child's world.

Blessed and wise are those parents who understand the goodness of time,
for they make it not a sword that kills growth but a shield to protect.

Blessed and mature are they who without anger can say "no," for
comforting to the child is the security of firm decisions.

Blessed is the gift of consistency, for it is heart's-ease in childhood.

Blessed are they who accept the awkwardness of growth, for they are
aware of the choice between marred furnishings and damaged

Blessed are the teachable, for knowledge brings understanding, and
understanding brings love.

Blessed are the men and women who in the midst of the unpromising
mundane, give love, for they bestow the greatest of all gifts to each
other, to their children, and -- in an ever-widening circle -- to their
fellow men.

Blessed are those who read these words...but more blessed will be they
who follow them!


FlipFlop Mom said...

OHHHHHHHHH this is a good one!!! LOVE it... you always share good things.. Love reading over here!!!