Monday, February 20, 2012
Throughout my married years, I often observed my mother-in-law in her homemaking. (She went home to be with the Lord a few years ago.) She was a classic housewife and loved home. She had beautiful plants throughout the living room and on the porch. She also tended her flower gardens on the property.
I have never been very good with plants or gardening and have spent much of my time as a semi-invalid, sitting in chairs and reading on my bad days, or keeping busy with cleaning and other activities on my good days.
But just the other day, my very dear oldest son bought me some plants. I walked into the parlour and saw Daisies in a large pot. I also saw a small, delicate yellow rose plant inside a pink pot. They are beautiful flowers. I was so surprised and grateful!
Daisies are a cheerful flower. And roses bring elegance.
I have been carefully taking care of them each day, just like my mother-in-law cared for her house flowers. And I have been thinking about what a great honor it is to be at home and to carry on the legacy of my ancestor mothers.
Your Children will love this - A Cheerful and Willing Housekeeper.
A yearning for - The Romance of Home.
A lovely day with my children, years ago - Happy at Home.
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