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From "On The Banks of Plum Creek"
"After Laura and Mary had washed and wiped the dishes, swept the floor, made their bed, and dusted, they settled down with their books. But the house was so cozy and pretty that Laura kept looking up at it."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
Human Frailty of the Godly Soul
"The life of Luther might suffice to give a thousand instances, and he was by no means of the weaker sort. His great spirit was often in the seventh heaven of exultation, and as frequently on the borders of despair. His very deathbed was not free from tempests, and he sobbed himself into his last sleep like a greatly wearied child."
"As for her, like most women, she had but one ambition. To be a good wife and a good mother, and to be beloved by her husband and children, was all she asked. [She was] a busy, affectionate, cheerful little housewife, whose voice would never be heard in the streets, but whose memory would always live in a few faithful hearts."
We all want a peaceful, happy home. The greatest advice I can offer is for a wife to avoid murmuring, mumbling and being discontent.
A wife who does not complain is a virtuous asset to her husband.
I was reading about the life of a famous Rabbi, The Story of The Chofetz Chaim (Artscroll Youth Series). He was well known and well respected, even though he did nothing that would be considered great by the world. He lived humbly and simply and devoted his time to the study of Torah and living a godly life. He often said that his success in life was because of his wife, saying, "she was satisfied with dry bread and never asked for nice clothes or beautiful furniture and the like."
How often do we wives wish we had nicer things around us? How often do we sigh and say, aloud, that we need prettier, newer clothes? How often do we make our husbands feel as if they are not good enough providers?
If we could only remember that we are pilgrims and strangers on this journey, and stop being so distracted by the glitter of the world around us, perhaps then we will have a true eternal perspective.
I am the mother of five home-schooled children, ages 15 and up, and a Grandmother of 2. I have been married for almost a quarter of a century.
I am a writer, reviewer, who loves fashion, sewing,
reading, fitness and cleaning.
We live in an 1800's house in rural Vermont.