"For the Family's Sake" by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay is a book I just got started on, but it's so good I couldn't wait to share some selected quotes with you. I have been wanting to read this book ever since I got "For the Children's Sake", by the same author, and it doesn't disappoint.
"It is easy to excuse ourselves from working at our everday lives with the words, "if only..."
"If only I were married."
"If only I were married to another person."
"If only we could leave this miserable home and have a nice place."
"If only my spouse had not died/left me."
"If only I had more money or a better job."
"If only I had more time/energy/ideas."
"If only I'd had a good childhood model."
I can tell you, so many of these "if onlys" sounded familiar that it sent a chill down my spine and served as a true wake-up call to do the best I can with what I have.
Here is another quote I loved:
"How could anyone dare to suggest or say that working at the huge task of making a home and carrying on through years and years of ups and downs is not one of the very few truly worthwhile ways to spend our energies and gifts in human life?"