Listening for His Footsteps

“There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.” ~ Ronald Reagan, in a letter to his son, Michael, before his marriage.

The entire letter Ronald Reagan wrote can be read here..

(A reader writes that Reagan was actually quoting Clark Gable here.)

6 thoughts on “Listening for His Footsteps

  1. Donna says:

    I could not agree more!! While I don’t manage to do what my mother did every afternoon (fresh dress, hair done, a little makeup and perfume), I grew up watching her welcome my father every day. The kids were cleaned up, dinner smelled good, and everyone was happy to see him. So, of course, he was happy to be home.

    I honestly don’t know how she did it with two little kids and all of the housework and laundry. But at least I always make sure that my husband comes home to a good homemade dinner and a smiling wife. Who would want to come in the door to someone who wasn’t glad they were home? And no wonder that many of those men go out after work rather than head home.

  2. Cheryl says:

    That quote is very moving. What a privilege and responsibility to be that “someone” to somebody.
    (Love the image accompanying this post. Is this your own front door?)

  3. Olivia says:

    Thank you for those thoughts, Donna. I was just thinking of how life has no guarantees and how if I lost my dearest love in the world tomorrow, what would I have wished I had done today to nourish his spirit and to help him?

  4. Olivia says:

    Cheryl, I wish that was my front door…..I love that color! 🙂 Thinking of painting mine another color soon.

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