September 18, 2015

friday favorites: parenting quotes

I love being a momma.  I believe that it is such an incredible privilege and is the most meaningful job I will ever have this side of heaven.  Since being a momma is how I spend the majority of my days (and nights), quotes on parenting are always standing out to me.  I love the power that words have and how they can speak directly to us.  Today, I thought I would do a round-up of some of my favorites - the ones that inspire me on this wild ride I'm on called motherhood!

"God designed motherhood to be a deeply meaningful role.  We mothers have the opportunity to influence eternity by building a spiritual legacy in the lives of our children."
- Sally Clarkson - 

"There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one."
- Jill Churchill -

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
- Robert Brault -

"Children are not a distraction from more important work.  They are the most important work."
- C.S. Lewis -

"Our goal in parenting is not ultmately for our kids to get a great education or to be great athletes or to find a great husband or get a great career.  Our goal is for them to love a great God."
- David Platt -

"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation."
- C. Everett Koop -

"Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed."
- Linda Wooten -

"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for."
- Pablo Picasso -

"There is nothing more important than parents passing on a generational legacy of faith and values to their children."
- Dr. James Dobson - 

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
- Frederick Douglass -

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."
- Charles R. Swindoll -

"We have a higher calling than to just live out this life.  We are not raising our children to just get through the day or the week, but rather with thoughts and prayers about who they will be in twenty years, how the Lord will use them, and ultimately where they will be for eternity."
- Betsy Corning -

"Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do but someone you raise."
- Andy Stanley -

"You will never have this day with your children again.  Tomorrow, they will be a little older than they were today.  This day is a gift, breathe and notice, smell and touch them; study their face and little feet and pay attention.  Relish the charms of the present.  Enjoy today Momma, it will be over before you know it!"
- Jen Hatmaker -

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