Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Family and Children

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
-George Burns

Every child born born into this world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
-Kate Douglas Wiggin

Sisters share that unique and special relationship that combines friend and family - a bond that is at the same time supportive and enduring. The woman who shares her life with a sister is blessed.

A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.

-Fracois Rabelais

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.

-Knights of Pythagoros

Children are not things to be molded but people to be unfolded.

-Jesse Lair

A real mom:
A real mom feels an enormous gulf between the mother she would like to be and the mother she perceives herself to be.
A real mom picks her kid's noses.
A real mom sometimes takes showers for the sole purpose of being able to cry - very hard - if need be.
A real mom puts dirty socks on her kids when the clean ones run out.

-from MOPS

...I've learned to treasure a geniune spiritual authenticity that is marked in large part by a person's relationships more than by his or her so called "accomplishments."
-Gary Thomas

When I count my blessings, I count you twice.
-Jewish proverb

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