Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mrs. March

Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott

Chapter 8 (page 111, 4th paragraph in our book)

"He helped and comforted me, and showed me that I must try to practise all the virtues I would have my little girls possess, for I was their example. It was easier to try for your sakes than for my own; a startled or surprised look from one of you, when I spoke sharply, rebuked me more than any words could have done; and the love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy."

Chapter 8 (page 112, 6th paragraph)

"If I don't seem to need help, it is because I have a better friend even than father to comfort and sustain me. My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning, and may be many; but you can overcome and outlive them all if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your Heavenly Father as you do that of your earthly one. The more you love and trust Him, the nearer you will feel to him, and the less you will depend on human power and wisdom. His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but may become the source of lifelong peace, happiness, and strength. Believe this heartily and go to God with all your little cares, and hopes, and sins, and sorrows, as freely and confidingly as you come to your mother."

Someday I hope to be as good a wife, mother, and woman as Mrs. March!


Carole said...

I adore that book. I honestly think I read it at least 7 or 8 times as a young girl.

jackie said...

I wish you were online right now! There is a lot of 13 fitteds, 2 pockets, 2 prefolds, 2 wool soakers for $65. Is that a good deal? It sounds like a good deal from what I've read. I think I'm going to get it... Ah! What a decision!! I'm afraid if I don't snap it up, someone else will get it.