Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

I made Susie read this article in the latest issue of World Mag on Mother's Day. . . .

WORLD Magazine | Weekly News, Christian Views

this paragraph jumped out. . .

I remember my mother telling me something she had heard from her mother: "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world."

I would guess that most American children have never heard that. Where would they hear it today? Not in public schools and certainly not on television. The last time I checked, women on television seemed in no mood to rock cradles. They were too busy rocking mattresses and throwing karate chops.

Be not ashamed, Moms. It is the noblest of callings.

4 comments:

Lara said...

Thanks for posting that article Pastor Tim. I needed that. Somedays I feel like I'm not doing much for the benefit of the world by staying home with my daughter. Some days I feel like this is too big of a job and there is no way I can pass on to her everything she needs to know. This article puts both those feelings into perspective. Thanks for the encouragment.

Brianna Heldt said...

This article was wonderful! I vascillate between the same two feelings Lara mentioned. I'm a strong believer in being home with my children and see great value in it, but it's easy to lose sight of that in the day to day of time-outs, dirty diapers and meal preparation. Thanks for sharing!

Kristen Borland said...

thanks for posting this article! i've always felt strongly about the importance of my job, but that doesn't make it easy! i love to hear that other people appreciate what us mommies are doing.

pennymalley said...

Thanks for this, Tim. When Ted and I meet people for the first time and they ask what I do, I usually say, "I was a schoolteacher, but I've been promoted to Mommy." And Ted likes to say I'm the senior vice-president of the Malley Leadership Academy...hmmm... maybe it's time I ask for a raise?!