Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Blessed Indeed

I read the excerpt below on my friend Janelle's blog today and decided I'd re-post it here as a little reminder of the blessings which have been poured out on our family over the past weeks....blessed. So truly and wonderfully blessed!!

Our Sweet Evie---2 weeks old.

"I shall now have one mouth the more to fill, and two feet the more to shoe;
more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure for visiting, reading, music, and drawing.

Well! this is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery.

Here is a soul to train for God, and the body in which it dwells is worthy all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant.

I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Chist’s name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other darlings had left me.

Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother’s heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her life-long prayers!

Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!"

- Elizabeth Prentiss-

(from Stepping Heavenward)


Christy said...

Jana, this is so beautiful! As I was reading it I thought it sounded like Elizabeth Prentiss and then saw that it was indeed a quote from her!! I LOVE her biography! It's one of my favorite books now. Thanks for sharing this...little Evie is SO CUTE!

Aunt Jane said...

What a beautiful post! It truly has been a blessing to see our little miracle gain strength and become a welcome part of our family! Your family is truly blessed and so also are we! Love you guys!

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