Monday, August 1, 2016

Technical Difficulties

Screen Tent in the  Rain at Mrs. White's Estate

My boys set up a screen tent for me at the back of the Estate. It is right by my strawberry garden.  It is also near the rushing river that is on the edge of the property. It is a peaceful spot.

The first morning, the rain started to pour.  It was not many days or rainstorms that the tent finally caved in. (gentle smiles)  Each time it rained I tried to push the rain up off the roof from inside, but it was too heavy for me. When the boys were home, they fixed it very quickly. They are tall and strong, unlike me.

I have given up on the tent. It is on the ground at the moment.  It is too much work for me.  This is not something I can maintain. It is beyond my capabilities.  But I did enjoy the tent when I was able to use it.

I have been extremely worn out lately, not able to do very much at all.  It has been weeks since I have felt well.  I am having Technical difficulties.  Yet, I will not give up on myself.  I will not give in to this.

The other morning, I made a batch of muffins for breakfast.  I barely got started before I felt weak and worn out. I had to take many breaks. But finally, I got the muffins baked and was able to rest.

Yesterday, I forced myself to go to church.  It was a beautiful service, with a wonderful sermon. I loved it. We sang old time hymns from the hymn book.  We said prayers.  Then I went home to bed for most of the rest of the day. I was exhausted.

Each day, I will keep trying to get up. I will keep working at whatever I am able to do.  This will pass. It always does. Trials and troubles and sickness come to us all.  We should never give up.  We are called to "occupy" until the Lord comes.  We are to keep serving in our homes and families, even if we have to take many breaks.

I sat with some of the grandbabies late yesterday afternoon. We were out on the porch sitting on chairs, their Mother and I.  We visited and watched as the babies had a wonderful time. They brighten my days and keep me going.

I will get better. I have had many comebacks.  I have been knocked down many times. But I will get up again and all will be well. 

It is a sacrifice of self to help and care for others. It is tiring work to do for others, rather than living for self. It is an incredible honor to be about the Master's business. He will sustain us.  Then later, when our work is done, he will lead us to glory.

Mrs. White

 From the Archives

A Gentle way of Life - Simplicity of Old Fashioned Homemaking.

A Most Precious Sound - I Hear Angels Crying.

Hard 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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becky said...

I hope you will be up and around soon! My 7 grandchildren 6 and under just left last evening after 5 days. Needless to say, I am resting today:)
Thank you for posting

Anonymous said...

Good morning, dear Mrs. White,

I am so very sorry to hear that you are weak and challenged right now, but He is strong and will bear your load until you are able to take it back. Rest, dear one, and all will be well.

Of course, this advice, lovingly given, is so much better given than taken, but from one physically challenged mother to another, be kind to yourself and others. You will be in my prayers.

With much affection,
Mrs. Skutt

Anonymous said...

Praying for you Mrs. White. What a blessing that you attend a church that actually sings from a hymn book! As silly as that sounds, in my 10 years of being a Christian, I have found this almost impossible to find!
God bless

Laura Lane said...

My Amy and I just prayed for you dear lady. Be well, healed, and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus' Name!


Linda said...

Dear Mrs.White, I am so sorry that you are not feeling well.I am so glad to hear that you are resting.You are such a blessing to so many with your encouraging words.I hope you are feeling better soon.

Rhonda said...

Oh, I hope your health returns soon. ❤️
Your post has a lot of similarities to the very good sermon our pastor gave yesterday. It was about Joseph and all the hardships he went through and he remained faithful.
God bless you Mrs. White

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Yes, I understand your struggle, you just rest and allow His peace to comfort you while you're experiencing this weakness.
You will regain your strength soon!
Lifting you up in prayer!
Always, Roxy

Paula Garcia said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling up to par right now. But what a lovely attitude you have about it and what an encouragement to others. Praying for you. May God continue to bless you my dear.

Debbie Slaughter said...

Mrs. White, it's so difficult to do life when you don't feel well! But, I love that you persevered and little by little, you enjoyed church, family and even cooking. I hope your good health returns very soon and you can do what you love, which is caring for your household wholeheartedly. Have a beautiful week!

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