The Gift of Time ~ A Mother’s Treasure

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The Gift of Time ~ A Mother’s Treasure 

(Guest post by JES)

The best gifts in life are made up of minutes and seconds.

It is the time and energy you give to your children.

It is the moments poured from your soul and into their little hearts. It is something that money can never replace and gifts can never satisfy.

It is you, dear mother.

It is those mornings you sit with your child as you read together from books. It is those afternoons spent stirring a batch of cookies. It is the evenings spent embracing them, showering them with kisses.

It is your investment of time.

It is precious, invaluable.  Just like your children… for they are your gems.

They are the only treasure that you may take with you to heaven.

Forego the fancy toys and the glittering electronics… It is the memories spent with you that will always be cherished.

Won’t you wrap yourself up these next few years in a box with pretty string and offer yourself to your family?

Your time, dear mother, is the best gift that you can ever give.

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time…” ~ Ephesians 5:15-16

I hope you will take a moment to visit JES at Strangers and Pilgrims On Earth. I believe it is one place you will want to return to time and time again. Also, she has a dear link-up, and I would encourage you to share your posts there if you blog.

The Gift of Time ~ A Mother's Treasure, parenting, protecting children's hearts, raising children, investment of time, binding heartstrings, bonding, mother-daughter relationships, mother-son relationships, healthy parenting, best gift you can give, eternity, kisses, womanhood, encouragement for mothers, making cookies, best use, affection, modeling, training in character, values, gifts, embrace family, Ephesians 5: 15-16

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~ Jacqueline

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8 Responses to The Gift of Time ~ A Mother’s Treasure

  1. Toni says:

    So true! This is a beautiful post, Jacqueline. Love the painting.
    And I agree JES’s blog is a lovely place to visit.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Charlotte Moore says:

    AMEN!!!! If parents only realized how important their time is to the children things would be much better. After working in the school system for over 24 years it is very clear the kids that have not had that time spent with them.

  3. What a wonderful reminder JES!

  4. Aritha says:

    Thanks. It so true.

  5. Beautiful! I’m your neighbor at The Art of Homemaking blog link up. I’m so glad I stopped by to soak in this reminder. Blessings!

  6. Melanie Sparks says:

    I just discovered your blog, love it!
    Could you please tell me the artists name who
    Painted this painting of the mother with her two
    Daughters please?

    Thanks!

  7. KalleyC says:

    A great reminder! Yes, our time (as little as we have) is precious, and what is a better way to spend it, than to spend it with our children. The children will forget the toys and the shiny new things, but they will never forget how they felt when they sat down with mom / dad after a long day, and listened to a story on their lap!

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