Godly Homemaking wisdom for a peaceful and joyous home life. . ..
"Faint not; the miles to heaven are but few and short." -Samuel Rutherford
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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."
- Elizabeth Prentiss, 1800's.
A married woman who stays home. This is a lifelong vocation. It is an old-fashioned term, and something to be proud of. Not a "domestic engineer." Not a "home manager." An old fashioned housewife, who keeps the home, and abides there. - Mrs. White
There is a sweet, freshness to the Vermont air. I have all the windows open. I love the sound of chirping birds, and the rushing of the river out back. Each day, I have been doing some little project around the house. Yesterday, I tidied up my dressing room. Today, I will work on the porch and rooms on the first floor, of this 14 room house. We may be having company this weekend so I want to freshen up the rooms. I will have one of my teenagers sweep the porches and do a little weeding of the front grounds.
I have been doing my homemaking in the morning, at a leisurely pace, and then spending my afternoons resting with a book or an old movie. Throughout my day, I take care of the family, especially grandbaby, who delights us all with his presence.
Amy (18) has been making most of our meals. She has been a great help, and is a wonderful mother to my little grandson. They have been our houseguests for a long time, while her husband is away. It has been a precious blessing!
I love to have a house full of people. I love to watch all the things they like to do, here at the estate. Some sit by a fire, near the tent, toasting marshmallows and chatting. Others play basketball, croquet, or toss around a football. In the late afternoon, my boys (16 and 20) can be found in one of the rooms watching a movie. Amy and I love to call the family together at the dinner hour.
My work at home, as a housewife and mother, is to provide a pleasant place of comfort for our family and guests. In order to do this, I have to keep myself pleasant and well rested, by not taking on any activities or outside projects that wear out my mind and strength. I am grateful for Mister for making this happy home possible, by his work out in the world.