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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."
I love it when all my children are back at home. The house is busy and full of wholesome fun and activity. My oldest ones will soon be here for Thanksgiving, and it will be just like the old days.
I was reading a homemaker book from the 1970's. The author talked about how her grandmother had it easier because her "nest" never emptied:
"In my grandmother's day the children didn't leave home until they married. Not one of her chicks established his own nest as a single person. Consequently when the last one left home, Grandma was seventy-one." - Terry Hekker
A full house, with children of all ages, brings joy to a homemaker. There is always someone to visit with, bake with, play games with, and share laughter over a plate of cookies.
Older children spend time out in the world, and bring home stories and news of life "in the fast lane." I love to be the one who is here to welcome them back, and delight in their presence.
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.