“Love in the Home”

If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in it’s 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 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 in a child’s heart.

Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection.

Now I rest in God’s perfection of HIS glory.

As a mother, there is much I must teach my child,

But the greatest of all is love.

—-Author Unknown

When you can’t see above the mess, look into the eyes of your children. Take their cheeks in your hands and look at the details of their faces. When we’re caught up in life, we miss their faces.” Then remember what the Lord says: “My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness”. 2 Corinthians 12:9