Sunday, May 13, 2012

motherhood as gigantic

"How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the rule of three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No. A woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.”

- G.K Chesterton

this is one of my all time favorite quotes about motherhood.  in the midst of runny noses, dirty diapers and endless bickering between siblings, it is easy to lose sight of the magnitude and potential for impact of this job.  mothers, keep your eyes on eternity, and know that the day to day is not in vain!

thanks to passionate homemaking for reminding me about this quote.

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