I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place,
but have not love, I am a housekeeper . . . not a homemaker.
I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements,
but have not love, my children learn of cleanliness . . . not
leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh.
smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.
wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk.
picks up the child before it picks up the toys.
is present through the trials.
reprimands, reproves and is responsive.
crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child,
then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.
is the key that opens salvation's message to a child's heart.
I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection.
I glory in God's perfection of my child.
mother, there is much I must teach my child . . . but the greatest
of all is "LOVE."