Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Crazy Days

We've been incredibly busy lately. Celebrated a great Resurrection Day at Moms last Sunday with the family. Only thing missing was Brian's family, Fran & Mike. Nicholas was able to go with friends to Florida on spring break,John Russell took his spring break beginning today going with his sister to the beach. Timothy had unexpected dental work yesterday. Emily had an unexpected dr. appt 2 days ago. Christopher has a "planned" dr appt tomorrow. All on top of the normal craziness of homeschooling, running a warehouse, maintaining a home, trying to eat well and exercise and wanting to read sooo many books but having soo little time.

The good news at the dentist appt I was able to read "Liberty and Tyranny". It's a great read. A great quote from James Madison in Federalist 51 was ...."you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself." I'm also reading "Nourishing Traditions" and thus far it's an interesting read. Confirms a lot of what I've learned in other health books. Now to make more application of all the great stuff I know in this busy life. Done well this week with juicing and soup. Hope I can continue to make good choices in this area instead of fast and easy choices. Rereading "Matthew" in the Bible. Read some interesting history surrounding the time Matthew was written (and the time after Malachi until Matthew ~400 years). Some of it new information and some if I've read before I have forgotten.

Getting off this computer to teach some children. Once finished, it's such a beautiful day I'm going to plant some plants and take the children to the library followed by a visit to the park. I LOVE spring and flowers and my children and my grandchildren and my husband and the Lord!! "This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it!"

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