Reading over last year’s Christmas letters (yep, I keep them and re-read them), I saw this quote. It is especially good, I think, for homeschool moms to ponder. The part about stones being “sacred because our hands have touched them” makes me think of the music books I prize because my mother wrote my name on the cover. Having her handwriting on those books makes them precious to me.
Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone.
Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, “See! This our father did for us.”