Tuesday, October 29, 2013

motherhood


I have been so busy the last couple days that I haven't been present here on my blog. Sorry about that! Today is my last busy day and so I'll be back to regular blogging tomorrow, but I just had to stop by quickly and share something with you.

Just before bed last night I was able to read a few pages of Anne of Ingleside. Anne is one of my most favorite characters in the world of literature and I've read all of the books more times than I can count throughout my life. But as I've become a mother, I have a newfound love for the later books in which Anne herself is a mother. 

One of Anne's thoughts especially stood out to me as I laid in bed so tired from and especially busy day of being a wife and mama. 

Mothers were the same all through the centuries...a great sisterhood of love and service...the remembered and the unremembered alike. [Anne of Ingleside, p 155]

I love being a mother to my beautiful, sweet boy so very much and wouldn't trade it for the world. And I also love being part of that 'great sisterhood' that Anne speaks of - all the other mothers out there in all the stages of motherhood who inspire me and encourage me. Thank you to all you great mama's out there who have supported and encouraged me along the way in my own mothering journey. You are amazing!

13 comments:

  1. Loved this. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to dust off my copies...it's been too long :)

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  2. It's definitely a journey to say the least. My favourite one of all time too :) Great job, mama! And sometimes a blogging break is necessary!


    .:Marta:.

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  3. I was just about to check on you when I saw your post in my feed! Glad it's just quiet here because of busyness. Loved this post. And I'm such a bookworm, but I'm a little embarrassed to say that I've never read Anne of Green Gables. From the looks of it, I need to get on that!


    P.S. Riggs eyes are such a beautiful color. I had never noticed until this picture.

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  4. Hannah @ Joyful LifeOctober 30, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    you know I love this :) Such a sweet quote! "love and service" I love that!!!

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  5. I think about this a lot...how all of the mothers throughout all of time know this love. Fabulous photo of Riggs, and I just have to tell you that I am reading this while giving Ben breakfast and he kept staring at this photo of Riggs and offering blueberries to the screen. Haha!!

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  6. Loooooove Anne (although I've never read the later books! Gotta get on that!) Thanks for sharing this simple, yet beautiful and comforting truth - that no matter what I'm going through, there are countless other mothers past and present who have been through it too...so nice to know we're never alone.

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  7. You definitely should...it will be worth it! :)

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  8. Thank you Andrea, I love his eyes so much :) I can't believe you haven't read them yet, you definitely need to asap!!

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  9. Me too and don't make me jealous again!! lol

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  10. Aww Ben is so sweet!! Love it :) Too bad we can't get them together for a real playdate :(

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  11. Yes, I remember thinking the later books were boring when I was younger and now they're my favorites!!

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  12. Aww looove that! It really does feel like a sisterhood too, because you're able to become instant friends just because you're both mothers and that means endless topics you can relate on and talk about!

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