Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A House Full of Babies

The Garland

The house was full of people today. To have family and close friends visiting amidst our domestic duties makes the day go by pleasantly.

We have three little grandbabies here, ages 2 and under.  There are routines and schedules to follow but we can all visit and talk and laugh while we work and care for the children.

When it is time for someone's nap, everyone will scatter.  The house is kept quiet and peaceful so little ones can get their rest.

Many of our guests help with the work during the day. Some sweep the floor, do the dishes, or hold a baby.  We also organize and sort laundry, prepare snacks and meals, and do errands.  Someone will say, "Can I get you a snack?" or "Do you need anything before I go upstairs?"  The house becomes a lovely place for a flurry of activity and hospitality.

Someone prays with a toddler before meals.  I sing hymns while rocking babies to sleep.  Someone reads the Bible to me, or recites a beloved passage of Scripture.  We pray as needs arise, or as some burden is laid on our heart. 

We take care of these wonderful babies, and each other, gratefully,  knowing our foundation is strong in the Lord.

Mrs. White

From the Archives:

Happy Summer Days at Home - Walking the Gardens with Baby.

A Blessing to Be One - A Good Little Housewife.

For the Tough Times - How The Old Time Mothers Survived Poverty.

Mrs. White's special book for Homemakers - "Mother's Book of Home Economics."

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Melissa M. said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

Your family has been in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

This sounds so lovely and peaceful, and just what all those little ones need!

Deanna said...

Spring has sprung and it makes such a difference in my attitude!
Love those grand babies. They grow quickly.


Gentle Joy said...

Babies.... and loved ones... are such a blessing. :)

JES said...

What a blessing! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Mrs. White. Do give the little cherubs a kiss from me :)

Unknown said...

It is so wonderful when family and friends come together. Thank you for sharing what your home is like. We had this over Easter and it was such a blessing. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this at Good Morning Mondays. Children are a blessing.

Karen Andreola said...

We're expecting overnight company from Maine soon. I'm cooking ahead today in anticipation so that we can relax in our fellowship. The ebb and flow of your day with little ones sounds peaceful and yet orderly by doing the "next thing." Lovely.