Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Going to Meeting

The capable housewives from the 1930's and 1940's would have all their housework  and baking finished and they would go to "meeting." These dear ladies went to the old revival meetings at church. They went to the church picnics and church services.

These ladies would not even consider staying home with an excuse like, "I don't feel good," or "I won't have time to make supper." I am inspired by their legacy as I am getting ready to go to a church event tonight despite feeling tired and weary. At this moment, is my house clean enough? Is the supper made? Have I done the laundry? Well, since I have been ill since yesterday afternoon, I haven't done much more than direct the children to do the basic necessities. I am trying not to give in to the urge of crying since I cannot overexert myself with my regular chores. But will I give up and stay home tonight, or will I go to meeting?  Clearly, I will hold my head up and attend church tonight with my family. I will pray for strength and I will try to get a little bit of work done before I leave. I will not be a slacker housewife! I will not complain and wish my children did more or that I had a maid.

I remember my southern Aunt. She was the wife of a preacher. My Uncle had a wonderful church in rural Alabama. I remember staying at their house and seeing how much work she did at home. She baked food from scratch, gardened, cleaned her house, entertained us with her her charming southern conversations and went to all the church meetings with us. She would wear regular clothes at home, then get all dressed up for church . . .  Just like the wives and mothers from the 1930's and 1940's! She was a real-life example to me.

What about you? Are you going to church as much as you can? Are you keeping up with your home duties and running your house like you should? What advice can you share to keep things going even when you are weary?

Mrs. White

Pleasant efforts of Making Home Lovely.

To Encourage you - Do Not Allow Drama to Interfere with Your Routine.

A Very Precious Visit and News to Cheer You - Family and Home.

Homeschooling - Books - Oxford - Reading Lists - and Swagbucks

Subscribe to The Legacy of Home



Anonymous said...

If you are feeling ill you should stay home and rest your body. You can worship at home. I am sure our Lord would understand. This way you may be feeling well and ready to serve him and your family in full force tomorrow or in the following days.

God Bless!

. said...

You always have an encouraging word! I was very much a slacker wife today and for that I am ashamed. I will do better tomorrow. I hope you get to feeling better too.