[Since I’m on a partial-maternity leave right now, please forgive me that a lot of my posts are personal and very much family-related. I hope you all don’t mind.]

The lesson I learned from my weekly Bible study:

Once a man came upon three rock masons at work.

“What are you doing
,” he asked.

I am carving these stones into the different sizes wanted,” answered the first.

I am earning six dollars a day,” replied the second.

I,” replied the third, “am helping to build a great cathedral!”

[Only he had caught the vision of the great work he was helping to do on a daily basis.]

Once a woman came upon three mothers at work.

“What are you doing?” she asked.

“I am doing the weekly laundry,” answered the first.

“I am doing a bit of household drudgery,” replied the second.

“I am mothering four young children who some day will fill important and useful spheres in life, and washing laundry is part of my grand task in caring for these souls who shall live forever,” replied the third.

Wow. This really spoke to me …

How is your perspective on your job, your daily to-do-list, your calling in your life?

February 28, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Cassie I LOVE this! I am intrigued at that book as well. Might have to see if some of my girlfriend want to do a study on it. Will be a fun alternative to our traditional bible study!

February 25, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Jennifer Heemskerk First- you are forgiven for doing family posts. I actually enjoy them better!;-)
second- the photo of you and your little ladies is GORGEOUS!

February 25, 2011 - 12:43 pm

Carry You are one lucky lady! Beautiful photos as always Gillian!

February 25, 2011 - 12:17 pm

Mich Gillian, these pictures are beautiful and so is your heart and mind leading your home into the most rewarding perspective. I just Love this post & thank you for reinforcing what we learned through your talent of storytelling from your amazing “Lens” of life 🙂 Blessings to you always. xo

February 25, 2011 - 11:40 am

Tabitha Love the photos – so much love, so much fun!!!!

February 25, 2011 - 10:56 am

Petra I just LOVE the girl power coming out of the last picture!

February 25, 2011 - 10:17 am

Keri Fabulous post and pics Gillian! XO

February 25, 2011 - 9:55 am

Molly Wow! That puts things in to perspective, I needed that!

February 24, 2011 - 10:55 pm

Teresa Galashan I was just talking about this exact issue at our mom’s group today! Trying to remember on a day to day basis what the big picture is, and not getting caught up in a “drudgery” mindset so we don’t forget WHY or HOW we’re doing what we’re doing. It’s so easy to get caught up in “to-do” lists and miss the journey because we’re just thinking of the destination, isn’t it. Thanks for the parable and pictures, it’s going to stick with me! Especially this coming wonderful summer, when I’ll be snuggling a sweet new baby and waist-deep in dirty laundry. 😉

February 24, 2011 - 10:14 pm

Amy Rasmussen-Harry This post was beautiful! Your family is full of life and laughter. Everything you said is the absolute TRUTH!

February 24, 2011 - 10:14 pm

Grandma Gerr Beautiful heartwarming pictures! x

February 24, 2011 - 10:02 pm

Sherri Smith Awwww, you make me want to rush right over and hug all of you at once! So much love coming through. Sigh.

February 24, 2011 - 9:53 pm

Tricia Nugen What an amazing post! And could you all be anymore BEAUTIFUL? Beautiful!

February 24, 2011 - 9:52 pm

Lori Precious 🙂

February 24, 2011 - 9:46 pm

Samantha Erin Photography this is beautiful!!
what a lovely insight…you have such a beautiful heart 🙂

February 24, 2011 - 9:45 pm

Debbe absolutely love this whole blog..your pics are adorable and the quotes words of wisdom…you are truly blessed.

February 24, 2011 - 9:43 pm

Brenda (Gillian’s Mom) These are such wonderful pictures! (AGAIN) I have heard that saying before but it certainly is a magnificent truth!! I adore these pictures, they are soft and full of joy and much love! I love the one where Lyla is copying you and Lucia is jumping on your back!! LOL xoxo

February 24, 2011 - 9:40 pm

Brenda (Gillian’s Mom) I love this, Gillian!!
Had heard it before but it is such a magnificent truth!!
The pictures are wonderful … so sweet and full of love! I love the one where Lyla is copying you and Lucia is jumping on your back! LOL xoxo