Motherhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose Kennedy

“I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.”


6 thoughts on “QUOTE FOR OUR DAY”

  1. This quote exhibits an attitude of excellence and one that is much needed in these end times. The Bible has much to say about the rearing of children. Jesus was always tender toward the little ones during His ministry. Even when His disciples tried to shoo them away, Jesus cried out for them to come to HIM and told His disciples not to hinder them but to allow the little ones into His presence.
    The Book of Proverbs gives some bold admonishments about child rearing, actually, which are controversial in these end times.
    In Proverbs 14:22, it states, “a good man leaves an inheritance for his children”. In a sense that could mean an inheritance not only of moneys and wealth and fortune and land and properties, but also an inheritance of integrity, honesty, nobleness and honor.
    Proverbs 22:24 states, “he that spares the rod, in a sense, hates his son and he that loves his son, chastens and corrects and reproves and admonishes and exhorts him promptly and timely”. What a great inheritance that is for a child when he/she is brought up in the fear and admonition of the Lord God and to know Jesus Christ as Savior & Lord….that is a heritage made in Heaven.

  2. Strickland Gillilan in his poem “Reading Mother” wrote “Richer than I you can never be, I had a mother who read to me”

    One of my favorite parts of this peom since I myself have two sons (grown now but well read and educated and happy) that loved to be read to and still loves to read.

    “I had a Mother who read me the things
    That wholesome life to the boy heart brings-
    Stories that stir with an upward touch.
    Oh, that each mother of boys were such!
    You may have tangible wealth untold;
    Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
    Richer than I you can never be —
    I had a Mother who read to me.”

    My thanks and appreciation goes to my Mother that gave me this rich heritage to impart to my Children. I have always said “how can one know God in a real relationship without reading?” God, Himself must love to read, He left us a Book with many words to read, direct and guide our lives.

  3. Oh Sara I agree God truly must love to read….I read in the word that Jesus said what I see the Father do thats what I do…And in Luke 4:16 it says Jesus stood up to read..vs.17 and when he found the place where it was written..(He read out loud)vs.18″The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he ahth anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord…….
    Then in Luke 6:3…Jesus even asked…Have you not read as much as this?……
    I believe Jesus loved to read because His Father loved to read…His Heavenly Father and Joseph too….Iam glad we have such a living vital book full of light life and love..to read and share….dj

  4. A mother’s job is truly a profession that takes lots of work, like Rose Kennedy says. Seeing a child get to adulthood as a hard working person walking with God, full of wisdom, integrity, and honor is certainly a challenge. In Proverbs 22:6 says – Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. The training to obtain the above character traits is a full time job. The little eyes of childhood are watching and try to model their lives after their teacher – you. If 80% plus of what we learn is learned from modeling, what are you modeling for your children. Are you modeling a joy of reading and learning? Remember your child pays more attention to what you are modeling than what you tell them to do. Are you teaching them values that you wish them to carry into their adulthood? Are you teaching them how to intereact with others? Are you teaching them the importance of prayer? Do they hear you call out their name before God? Thank goodness God has given us his Word and wonderful friends to help us when our modeling isn’t too good.

  5. I have been blessed to be the mother of two very special boys! They are; indeed, a gift from God! I truly have to agree with Rose Kennedy; in that, motherhood is challenging! Some days you feel that you just can’t “keep it together”! I am thankful to be reminded, that there is a “great inheritance” for the child who is “brought up in the fear and admonition of the Lord”, and to “train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Wow, what wonderful promises from the Word of God! Motherhood is certainly a “work of love and duty and a profession that demands the best that I could bring”.

    Lord, help me be the mother, You have trusted me to be.

  6. Motherhood is one of the most challenging jobs there is. It’s never ending. From the time the child is born the job begins and last a lifetime. I love my boys with all my heart. When they are hurt, I am hurt. I can’t even imagine how God’s heart hurt as his perfect son was tortured and hung on a wooden cross to die. I think about how much God loves us, to give his beautiful son’s life for us. What an amazing gift!!!! I thank God for his precious gifts, eternal life and the precious boys he’s blessed me with. I pray that they will stay focused on God and accomplish his purpose for their lives. Thank you Jesus for your awesome gift!!

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