Sunday, January 07, 2007


Here is a little mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God, and the body in which it dwells is worth all it will cost, since it is abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother’s heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, to her most tender cares, to her life-long prayers! Oh how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!

~ Elizabeth Prentiss’ Stepping Heavenward

(photo by Melanie Berge)


Melanie said... make such a wonderful mother. I admire you so much and am grateful for your wisdom and sweet spirit. Elianna is blessed indeed to have a mommy like you (and a daddy like Ben!).

sarahdodson said...

"Oh how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!" Wow, doesn't that perfectly describe what being a mother feels like?? I love that quote! And beautiful picture, too. I have a 9 month old that we're so in love with:)
ps. my sister stumbled across your blog and told me I'd like it. And I do!

Bethany said...

How absolutely precious!

Victoria said...

Sweet picture!

BrittLeigh said...

I love that adorable picture! And the quote is so beautiful... You are so blessed!

Anne said...

The quote and picture go well together:o)