What is really important in life?
One of my daughters phoned yesterday, on the coach with a migraine, only managing to nurse, change, cuddle and play with her baby. Bitter cold kept them indoors. She was feeling as if she hadn’t accomplished anything for days.
I reminded her
I watched her uncle die last month
realizing St. Paul was spot on
only love lasts
we die stripped of accomplishments
The next day she posted this quote from C.S. Lewis, which happens tp be one of my favorite quotes.
Of course. this brings to mind my own infamous quote
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Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.
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4 thoughts on “Childcare IS the Most Important Work”
There was once a mother who had a very sick baby. She and her husband, worried sick, took the baby to the doctor. While the doctor examined the baby, trying to get a hold of her tattered emotions, the mother restlessly scanned the room. She had the distinct feeling that Something ‘took hold of her eyes’ and ‘rested her gaze’ on the doctor’s glass cupboard, stuffed full of vitamins and other medical samples. On the door of the cupboard, there was a sticker with the words, Did You Hug Your Child Today?
For some reason, amidst the clutter there, the mother saw only those printed words.
They soon returned home in relief over the doctor’s pronouncement that their baby would be okay.
Once home, the mother got busy wielding broom and mop and disinfectant to clean the home so the baby won’t get ill from germs from the floor. Baby gently called out to her from time to time, and she went to baby, but not too long as the floors needed to get done.
She forgot all about Did You Hug Your Child Today?
Baby died that night. Home was spotless and gleaming.
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wonderful parable- it should be a post not just a comment
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