Wisdom From The World:
“Be a mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on higher ground than the environment surrounding them.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley
“Fathers and mothers,” she found herself saying, “ leave their mark, no matter if we’ve known them for a lifetime or only a day.” – Nalini Singh
“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“My mother…she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to be old and be like her.” – Jodi Picoult
“A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.” – Naomi Wolf
Wisdom From The Word:
“Wise son, glad father; stupid son, sad mother.” – Proverbs 10:1 (The Message)
“The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped…Exploit or abuse your family, and end up with a fistful of air; common sense tells you it’s a stupid way to live.” – Proverbs 11:25,27 (The Message)
“A refusal to correct is a refusal to love; love your children by disciplining them.” – Proverbs 13: 24(The Message)
“Listen with respect to the father who raised you,
and when your mother grows old, don’t neglect her.
Buy truth—don’t sell it for love or money;
buy wisdom, buy education, buy insight.
Parents rejoice when their children turn out well;
wise children become proud parents.
So make your father happy!
Make your mother proud” – Proverbs 23:22-25 (The Message)
Keep Me Real Lord!
Dear Lord, help both of us, as parents, to walk with our hands in yours. As we learn from you what love is and how love acts, help us to parent our children in a way that truly helps them grow to be the man and/or woman who they were meant to be. We thank you in advance for answering our heartfelt prayer.