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August 27, 2007

For the Mommy -Inspiration Files

"Children do not accidentally become righteous leaders or emotionally healthy and productive adults--any more than seeds thrown randomly to the wind grow to be part of a thriving garden. Simply throwing children into a cultural tornado and hoping for the best gives them little chance of living up to their potential or coming out unharmed. Someone needs to take responsibility for their nurture, protection, nourishment, intellectual development, manners, recreation, personal needs, and spiritual development. Someone needs to commit time and energy into staying close to them as they grow, encouraging and correcting and teaching."

--Sally Clarkson, The Mission of Motherhood


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Yes! Amen!

Posted by: hsgbdmama at August 29, 2007 10:15 AM

So true! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: SouthernBell at August 29, 2007 10:35 AM

This is such a good reminder for me today. Just what I needed to hear! Thanks so much.

Posted by: Sweet Mummy at August 29, 2007 01:55 PM

What amazes me is that anyone has to *say* these words---like they are revolutionary ideas. Sadly, they seem to be.

Posted by: mopsy at August 29, 2007 06:21 PM

But they do need to be said. . . even if not revolutionary, those of us who are moms need a bit of encouragement and inspiration from time to time. . .

Posted by: TulipGirl at September 8, 2007 10:19 AM

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