Wednesday, June 11, 2008

How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No. A woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.



Mrs. Darling said...

Good grief, where did you get such a wonderful quote?

As homeschoolers and mamas both we indeed know the hugeness of our task. I think the problem is that the worlds way of thinking is slipping into the churches and our homes and now a woman who stays home with her kids just isnt quite as able and fit for that job as our grandmothers were.

I wonder if Abe Lincolns mother wouldn't have spent all that time on her son if he would have become President?

Just between me and you and that fence post over there I think the real reason our career as stay at home moms and homeschoolers is not viewed as valuable is because we intimidate the smaller minds around us that havent learned to think outside the box.

The home was the first institution created by God and it will remain THEE institution in Gods eyes. Im not sure how we're suppose to teach our children precept upon precept, when we're rising up and we're lying down, when we're walking in the way etc. if we have a career or send our kids off to other places.

The job of a parent is the hugest job in the world. Dont let anyone demean you for that or try to say otherwise. OF course, in the circles you run in that isnt a problem. Im in more liberal circles and Im afraid the home isnt valued as it should be. I would love to be a part of a church like yours where homeschooling is revered and seen as a noble undertaking.

Thanks for inviting me to S.'s graduation. I was incredibly impressed with the accomplishments of those kids. I can only pray that my children will be such a success.

Mrs. Darling said...

Oops, it looks like I wrote an epistle!Yikes.

kerri @ gladoil said...

Preach it now sista'!

Kellan said...

Wonderful quote - I've never heard it.

I'm Kellan - nice to meet you. See you soon.

kerri @ gladoil said...

Hi Kellan,

Marbel said...

Great quote and great followup by Mrs. D. But in the world, we're a small group. I pray that eventually we will outnumber the others. You're doing your part, Kerri! Thanks for picking up my slack too.