Friday, March 6, 2009

17 years ago

I had my 4th boy!
I think back to how full my
days were with all of them
and homeschooling and would
not trade any day in for a different
kind of life! What a blessing my
children are to me and my husband!
Keep on if you are in the midst
of a housefull of children to educate.
There's a legacy to pass on to them.
Happy 17th Gordan!

“You are the heirs of a remarkable legacy—
a legacy that has passed into your hands
after no little tumult and travail; a legacy
that is the happy result of sacrificial human
relations, no less than of stupendous human
achievements; a legacy that demands of you
a lifetime of vigilance and diligence so that
you may in turn pass the fruits of Christian
civilization on to succeeding generations.
This is the essence of the biblical view, the
covenantal view, and the classical view of
education. This is the great legacy of truth
which you are now the chief beneficiaries.”
—Arthur Quiller-Couch


Linda said...

A good, encouraging reminder to Mom's who tend and toil daily (and often nightly) to their brood.

Bonnie said...

Was just with your daughter-in-law
this afternoon. So very good to see her and love on her!


walking said...

Happy birthday, Gordan!

Hey, I thought of you in church yesterday. We are church shopping and have been attending the same church for three weeks now. The pastor quoted the poem "Mary's Song" by Luci Shaw, and I remember your blogging her poetry. In the Sunday night Bible study, he talked a little about his favorite author (Tolkien), which confirmed my suspicions because I had noticed those threads in his sermon too. I hope this church is a keeper because it sounds like they have some deep thinkers and kindred spirits . . .