Tuesday, January 19, 2010

To the mothers:

"...now you are deep in what seems to us a peculiarly selfless service. The spiritual training of children must be that. You work for the years you will not see. You work for the Invisible all the time, but you work for the Eternal. So it is all worthwhile." Amy Carmichael

This amazing quote was pulled off of a great adoption blog i frequent. Here is the link. http://scrapsbynobody.blogspot.com/
It's easy to hear something that strikes your fancy, but I always wonder "okay, who is this Amy Carmicheal who said this wise wonderful thing"? A tiny bit of googling led me to discover that these cool words were the tip of the iceberg. But maybe Jeffrey Dahmer said a few wise things too - this is why I check the source.

She is an Irish woman and protestant missionary who opened an orphanage in India in the early 1900s and lived and served children there for fifty five years. She authored many books. Now that is a resume to back up those awesome words. I should read some of those awesome books.


Jennifer said...

I like this lady. I will have to read some, too, since I feel all teeter-tottery about my parenting skills. You know, "Is this even doing anything?!" Working for the Invisible. Got it. Keep truckin'.

Natalee said...

WOW. So powerful, beautiful, and hopeful. I need to read her books too. Thank you.