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Sunday, May 13, 2012

To take care of...

To NURTURE (vb) 1. to care for: feed, nourish  2. educate, train # : foster.
I like this definition. It's all encompassing and for some of us, who didn't take to raising children like a fish to water, I want to say that the hardest and most wonderful effort I ever made was raising two amazing human beings... our sons. It was an awesome responsibility which was never taken lightly and I became a better human being because of them.
The bottom line is, and was, LOVE. It is what directs all of our best endeavors. It's what keeps us going in the right direction and turns all our mistakes into knowledge.

So, to those of you who NURTURE children, gardens, animals, a home... who foster children or take care of old parents or relatives... The ones who care for the poor and disadvantaged in this world... To those who teach and mentor.....
Thank you for all your efforts.
You should be proud.

9 comments:

Jan Ely said...

Thanks, and the same to you!

Karen Deborah said...

What a lovely post. Nurture is a word that needs to come back into popularity, it does not meaning running around with a jam packed schedule trying to do every activity under the sun.
It does mean training, loving, caring fo,r helping to grow, and tending with a watchful eye and sensitive spirit.
Leastwise that's my two cents.

Happy Mother's Day to you.

Brian Miller said...

thank you...i do it cause i love kids...and happy mothers day...where would we be without moms and wives...and all the women that make a difference in our lives....smiles.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Here! Here! Connie! Nuturing wears many different hats. Lovely thoughts for Mothers Day.

castlewon said...

You too.
I love the shushiki. It's perfect.

Debora said...

So well put! Thank God for the nurturers in this world. Happy Mother's Day!

joanne said...

as should you. Nurturing is not easy and I don't think it comes naturally but when it does it is wonderful...both the giving and the receiving. Hope you enjoyed your mom's day. Love the new header and the quote too. have a good week.

Suz said...

hug

Madeline's Album said...

I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. This was a great post. Have a blessed day. Madeline