Godly Homemaking wisdom for a peaceful and joyous home life. . ..
"Faint not; the miles to heaven are but few and short." -Samuel Rutherford
Cleaning Your Home
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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
I am getting my strength back. I am amazed at how quickly I am getting better. Around this time last year, I was bedridden for almost a month! I thought I was in for a rough time. I am so grateful to be able to recover without any worries of errands or missing events. It has turned into a blessing to be without a car.
Yesterday, official word came in that our car is not fixable. I am now permanently without a vehicle. Mister has managed to get his old Cadillac running. He hopes to work on it, for those little errands he will take me on. But mostly, I am home.
There have been many trials here at home in the last couple of months. I have gotten run down. The family has stepped in and taken on much of the housekeeping, though they don't "love" the work as much as I do. (gentle smiles)
As I have been ordered on bed rest by my children and husband, they have not seen me sneak into a room, here and there, to put away an item, straighten a chair, polish a counter, etc. Then I head back to my bed to watch old movies and wait for one of the children to bring me hot tea in a pretty cup. I was on total bed rest for the first day, then was able to start moving again. I do take it slow and I will continue to rest as much as possible.
One of the hardest things for mothers is to rest when there is a baby in the house! Grandbaby needs to be hugged, and rocked, and walked in the carriage. He needs his tours of the property and humble gardens. He needs someone to sing hymns and comfort him. One can only rest around baby's needs! Grandmothers find it very hard to resist taking care of a little one! Perhaps having him here, has helped me to get better so much faster?
Have you toured our property yet? You can see part of the grounds and Mister's Cadillac. Just look on the right sidebar of the blog for the link. While we live in financial poverty, we are very blessed here at home.
I am the mother of five home-schooled children, ages 16 and up, and a Grandmother of 2. . .
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I have been married for a quarter of a century. . . . .
I am a writer, reviewer, who loves classic fashion, hand-sewing, reading, housekeeping, and cleaning. . . . . . . .
We live in an 1800's house in rural Vermont.