Monday, June 22, 2009

Keeping House

I love being home. It has been rainy here in the mountains of Vermont. The landscape is such a pretty green. The wet grass glistens in the sunlight. I have been sitting in my livingroom and just thinking as I look out the front window. Tonight, I made some buttermilk biscuits. I made a double batch and then everyone will help themselves throughout the night and part of tomorrow before they are all gone. They make a good, filling snack.

Amy (14) has a best friend who is grounded so she cannot talk on the phone. Amy is quite a talker and when she cannot visit with her friends, she spends most of the day chatting with me. In the last several months she has grown up so much. It amazes me.

Yesterday, at church, Matthew and John (11) sat on either side of me through the whole service. I was so happy to have my boys with me. Matthew (16) has been very ill and has not been able to come to church with us for about a month. .. Amy sat with her friends. Well, I went out to my car and waited for the children to stop visiting with their friends and come back to the car. As they walked toward me, I could not believe how much those two look alike, with their dark brown hair and deep blue eyes!! They look so much like their father.

I ordered some books that should be here soon. One of them is called "Emma, widow of the Amish." I can't wait to read it. I love to sit, in the quiet stillness of the early morning and just read.

Mothers have to be peaceful. There is going to be a lot of stress in families. There will be trials and sorrows and fear. But Mother has to keep the house, and keep her soul quiet and gentle.

Mrs. White


Tricia said...

I love reading Amish books. And I didn't know you lived in Vermont. I love that state. I've never been there but the pictures I've seen are incredible.

Anonymous said...

Such a good reminder. Peaceful mama's. Thank you...

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