Sunday, February 8, 2015
I looked out the kitchen window as I washed dishes before sunrise. I could see Mister's garage. Often he has a light on out there and the wood stove going. He does projects and works on his car while I am sleeping. Sometimes he can see me through the kitchen window. He will go outside and wave. He has his warm coat, hat, and gloves on. Then I know he will come indoors for coffee, because he sees that I am awake.
Other times, I am by the parlour window in the evening, waiting for him to come home. I watch the street and the driveway, looking forward to his return from an errand or from work.
Many years ago, while 9 months pregnant with our fourth child, I waited for Mister to come home, and had fallen asleep. Sometime in the middle of the night I received a phone call from the police. My husband had been in a car accident on the way home from work and was in the hospital. Someone had to drive me to see him. I had Grandpa stay with my young children, and Grandmother took me to see Mister. He had been hit by a drunk driver and our car had been totalled. He was out of work for many months during his recovery. But he was okay.
Whenever Mister is away from home, and I am waiting for him, I always pray that he gets home safely, that he is able to get back to this lovely home he provides for us. We all miss him when he is not here. Waiting for Mister is a precious time of thinking about him, praying for him, and missing him. After more than a quarter of a century of marriage, through many trials and tribulations, our relationship has weathered many storms. This has created a mutual bond of deep and genuine attachment and a love that has been tried, and proven unbreakable.
From the Archives -
He Carried me in the Rain - Walking the Grounds with Mister.
When we Married we took - A Vow of Poverty.
A Peaceful and Happy Life at Home - The Simplicty of Old Fashioned Homemaking.
Mrs. White's special book for Homemakers - "Mother's Book of Home Economics."
An Invitation - Subscribe to The Legacy of Home and have it delivered directly to your email.