7.03.2008

The Way God Works

"When God wants a great work done in the world or a great wrong righted, He goes about it in a very unusual way. He doesn't stir up His earthquakes or send forth His thunderbolts. Instead, He has a helpless baby born, perhaps in a simple home and of some obscure mother. And then God puts the idea into the mother's heart, and she puts it into the baby's mind. And then God waits." ~E.T. Sullivan

You can never ever underestimate the responsibility and power that belongs to a mother. I will always remember a poem by William Ross Wallace that contained the line, "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world" -- and I remember it because it's true.

I was always the little girl who only wanted one thing when she grew up and that was to be a mama. It's the most important, fulfilling job any woman could aspire to.

So, mamas, hang in there. On the bad days, remember these thoughts and continue on. On good days, drink it in because it will pass all too quickly.

Yours is the most important job in the world.

[photo by Robert Duncan]

12 comments:

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

thank you....

Sarah said...

I'm so grateful for my mom. Mothers are the most important influence. I'm glad I know so many good ones!

Emily J. said...

I SOOOO needed that today! Thank you for all your inspirational thoughts! I'm going to miss them, when I'm outta the blogging world.

MiaKatia said...

You know Jan, you are keeping a lot of mommas going with you positive outlook and kind encouragement. Love your thoughts.

Ashley said...

i love that top quote!

tara said...

what a lovely thing to find here on your blog today Jan!! just loved it:)

Rebecca said...

Great Post Jan! thanks!

Jeni Simmons said...

I absolutely love this picture.

Kristi said...

Thanks for your words of encouragement Jan! I needed them!!

galbraiths said...

thanks jan. you say it well. You are an awesome mama. Thanks for inspiring us all.

Cammie said...

Thank you! It's something we all know, but always need to be reminded of!

Emily said...

It's already passing too quickly and I only have one who just barely turned 2!! Thanks again for the wonderful quote and your words of wisdom. You could publish a book with all of your amazing thoughts :) It'd be a best seller!!