Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dependence is Beautiful

Dependence is beautiful when it does not become weakness and inefficiency.

The true wife clings and leans; but she also helps and inspires.

Her husband feels the mighty inspiration of her love in all his life.

Toil is easier, burdens are lighter, battles are less fierce, because of the face that waits in the quiet of the home, because of the heart that beats in loving sympathy whatever the experience, because of the voice that speaks its words of cheer and encouragement when the day's work is done.

No wife knows how much she can do to make her husband honored among men, and his life a power and a success, by her loyal faithfulness, by the active inspiration of her own sweet life."

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Stephanie, Stephanie, Stephanie! I just discovered your blog because you left me a comment. What a sweet surprise! Thrilled to hear your thoughts and see pictures of your family. I've been thinking about you tons and I'm so glad to know I can check in with you this way. You know me and how diligent I am about e-mail (NOT!) We get back on June 8 and will only be staying until July 28, then it's back to Maui. SOOOO much to catch up on with you. Must do a play date--mostly for us, but the kids can join us too. ha ha. Love ya and I'll see you soon. Michelle