The Quotable

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Precious Moments

Those Precious Moments

There is a wonderful lesson dealing with in loss at Martin Family Moments. Anyone visiting there can certainly put themselves in her place.

One summer's day many years ago the Boys were playing "crew sock football" in the house ("It wasn't the football, Mom.") while I was at work. They knocked one of my Precious Moments off the shelf and broke it. Older Sister patiently glued it back together. She did such a wonderful job that I didn't even notice it until I got a duplicate for Mother's Day and she showed me the difference. Of course, I was surprised, awed and completely taken aback! Had I known what had happened the day of the accident, I would have been most angry and an appropriate punishment would have been dealt out. But as it was, the wisdom of the eldest prevailed. She fixed it the best she could and then the rest of them set about making it right for a later date.

I learned much that day. First, my children are most resourceful. They are gifted in many ways. They were frightened at what might have happened to them if I knew what they had done. Most important of all to me was that they loved me enough to repair and replace what it was they thought I cherished. What they didn't know at the time was that on that day I became aware of what I truly cherish the most, God's wonderful presence in my life through them!!!

Thanks be to God!!!


  1. I was that type of child that wanted to please. I find I'm also that type of wife. Not that I'm intimidated, but its more out of respect to those around me who love me so much. I would never want to hurt them. Great post.

  2. Beautiful memories! Thanks for linking up my post to yours, I love knowing there are other mothers out there going through all the same "stuff". It's so reassuring :)

  3. Oh dear Cathy, that is a most inspiring story. I would have jumped all over them if I had known and later realized that those "things " just don't count in the long run. You are so right your daughter was so wise and the thing is it is only in hindsight we sometimes realize that "things" don't matter.

  4. I loved reading this post about your children Cathy......they sound like such beautiful people and I am happy for you to have such a wonderful family.......:-) Hugs

  5. This was a sweet post! Sweet, and funny, and a beautiful life lesson. Thanks for sharing.
    I will visit the link now.
    All the best,

  6. Wonderful story.

    I bet the original item is worth more in your eyes because of what it represents.

    God bless.

  7. What an absolutely beautiful story! And so wonderful that you realized the gift in that moment. A great example also that sometimes it's better that we don't know something until the time is right.

  8. What a wonderfully wise family you're a part of, and what thoughtful children you've raised. I love the lesson you were able to derive from it, too.

    God bless you, Cathy!


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