Tonight I decided to share a very short excerpt from a book that I read over five years ago. The title is the title of this post.
It was only available on my Kindle app because it was such an old book. It was published in the 1800’s and it is out of print.
When I read it for the first time, I could not put it down.
It had such a purity about it and it stirred my heart.
I highlighted different places in the book that really jumped out at me.
This quote from Washington Irvine was one of them.
I had the opportunity to tell this to Billy, my firstborn Son, a few years ago.
I am so glad that I did. I knew that he understood exactly what I meant when I shared it with him.
I would highly recommend this book if you are at all curious about what happens next when this life is over.
It truly is something that would do us all some good to think a little bit about, a little bit every day.
This quote is also for my Son James, and my Son Robert, and of course my Grandson Logan.
My three Stepsons hold a place in my heart that is only for them and this quote would apply to each of them as well.
I know their Mother well enough to know that she would absolutely agree with this quote too.
There for certain is an endearing tenderness in the love of a Mother to a Son.
There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son, that transcends; all other affections of the heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness, nor daunted by danger, nor weakened by worthlessness, nor stifled by ingratitude. She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience” she will surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment; she will glory in his fame, and exult in his prosperity; and if adversity overtake him. He will be the dearer to her by misfortune; and if disgrace settle upon his name, she will still love and cherish him; and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to him—[ Washington Irving.