Thursday, March 17, 2011

When Mother Slows Down

Summer Day

The weather is pleasant and warm. I am surrounded by heap and heaps of melting snow but the air reminds me of a spring day at the beach. It is lovely. I have been caught in a whirlwind for quite some time and it is nice to just slow down.

I don't want to think about what I have to do tomorrow or next week. God will give me the strength just at the right moment - as it all happens.

I received lovely comments and notes about this morning's post. They greatly comforted and encouraged me. I am sure they encouraged many others who are dealing with the same trials.  So many mothers are doing more than they can handle. This will pass. It will get better for all of us.

I spent most of the day resting while the children took over the housework. I did a couple of quick errands but came home and went back to my rest. Amy (16) washed the kitchen floor, vacuumed the playroom, did some shoveling, tidied the kitchen and is now deep-cleaning her room. I am delighted!

I was reading a little from Elizabeth Prentiss' Life and Letters.  I am always encouraged by her words and way of life. She lived during the 1800's and wrote the most inspiring stories I have ever come across. Her writing calms me.

I am just about to have a little hot chocolate. Then I will read for a little while. Tomorrow will be a better day.

Mrs. White

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Anonymous said...

I enjoyed a short time in the warm weather today too and it was quite lovely!

How wonderful of God to give us a spring-like day on St. Patrick's Day!

just yesterday I was reading a portion of Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss to our children as an example of an honest and lively journal entry!

Have a blessed evening and weekend!

Coby said...

Praying for rest and and strength and a better tomorrow!

Because He Lives! said...

It's great to hear the weather is getting warmer.Have a wonderful day!

Deanna said...

Spring blessings to you!!!
Mrs. White,
I just received my prize from King Arthur Flour...what a nice prize to be blessed with.

A very nice donut pan plus donut mix came my way today.

Thank you for presenting the opportunity to win this!!!

I will post about this and mention your delightful blog.

Thank you again.
God bless,

Susan said...

I am so glad it is getting warmer!

I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back?
thank you :)

Siv Maria said...

Hi from your new follower that hopped in all the way from Norway, looking forward to coming back and spending some time getting to know you. I remember those Sunday dinners :)