Edith Schaeffer on the Exciting Career of Motherhood

Over and over again, someone in a relationship needs to consider the family as a career, a project, serious enough to be willing to be the one to “scramble up over jagged rocks to feed the birds, so that the won’t become extinct.”  The family is even more important than rare species of birds, and taking on the career of being a mother and wife is a fabulously rare lifework in the twentieth century, and a very challenging job.  A wasted effort?  A thankless job?  An undignified slave?  No, a most exciting possibility of turning the tide, of saving the species, of affecting history, of doing something that will be felt and heard in ever-widening circles.

What is a Family?

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