Thursday, February 10, 2011
I have not written much this week. I have been struggling to keep up with the errands and daily life. Last night, I didn't think I could continue. I needed to just lay down and have the day over. But I prayed and washed the dishes and then laid down for an hour. I prayed for strength. We had a Church meeting I did not want to miss. It is funny how whenever I get involved in such an amazing ministry program that something tries to get in the way of my involvement. After a couple of hours, I was refreshed and energized and we went to the meeting. It was such a blessing! The children and I came back with renewed zeal and plenty of ministry ideas.
This morning, I woke up and did my exercises, but something happened. My weariness came back. I decided that I need a break. I will not give in to this and be sad or miserable. I will make this rest fun. I will liven up my spirit with a pleasant idea. I will have a Jane Austen Day! What does that mean?
I will dress in a delicate outfit - a pretty long dress. I will fix my hair and settle myself near the hearth all day long and read Emma. I will relax and think of my home as a "cottage," and enjoy a life of delicate leisure at home while I recover, listening to gentle classical music.
When was the last time you had a Jane Austen Day?
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