Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thoughtful Spot Sunday . . .

The story is told that in ancient Rome a group of women were, with vanity, showing their jewels one to another. Among them was Cornelia, the mother of two boys. One of the women said to her, “And where are your jewels?” To which Cornelia responded, pointing to her sons, “These are my jewels.” Under her tutelage and walking after the virtues of her life, they grew to become Gaius and Tiberius Gracchus—the Gracchi, as they were called—two of the most persuasive and effective reformers in Roman history. For as long as they are remembered and spoken of, the mother who reared them after the manner of her own life will be remembered and spoken of with praise also.

Oh, how we love these sweet little children!!  Today, let us remember to treat our children and grandchildren as precious jewels - given to us from a Heavenly Father, who loves them and who has entrusted us to nurture them and teach them what they need to know to return to Him.





Blessings,



7 comments:

  1. A beautiful post, and how true. Children are a blessing in our lives. Very sweet pictures! Thank you for sharing them.

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  2. Susan - These children are certainly a blessing in my life, they are my jewels! Thanks for stopping.

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  3. I love it! I think I put that on every one of your posts because I do love what you put!! They are jewels, aren't they!! I am trying to remember that, even when they are running me tired. They are the best thing in life!

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  4. Such beautiful children. Their smiles! You are lucky to have them near. HUGS

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  5. Val - You have quite a little "jewel" to hold on to and love, I know it's hard to remember when they are being pills, but they are precious, hold on tight! Love you

    Cindy - Thank you, I sure do love them, and yes, I am lucky - I don't see them as often as I should, but I try! Hugs right back

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  6. I love your perspective. And what cute grandchildren you have, they are growing up so fast. Love, Laura

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  7. Laura - thank you! It won't be long until you have your own little "jewel" to treasure! Can't wait! Love you.

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