What's Your Job Description?
|Daughter Faith with granddaughter Jenny|
"So, what do you do?"
This simple question sometimes catches me off guard. How to describe succinctly a mother's duties? Last week when I fielded this question at Purdue orientation, I mumbled something about homeschooling my nine children. Maybe next time I should try something like this:
"I dispense the honey of the Holy Scriptures,the old wine of the classics,
the fruit of grammar,
and the dazzling splendor of the stars.”- Alcuin, monk who tutored Charlemagne and his sons