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!"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merry Christmas

Eventually this month I will put my Christmas letter up on the ol' blog, but I haven't got there yet.

What's happening in your world?  We have already begun the fun, busy Christmas season.  We had our co-op Christmas party last Thursday in our classes.   I went to the home school mom party at a sweet friend's home Friday evening.    We hosted the sign language Christmas party Monday night.   Tuesday night we went with friends to The Lights in the South.   Today after work and school we are visiting an aunt and then the children have church tonight.     In all this busyness, I am trying to keep up with our Advent readings to keep our focus on Jesus and as cliche as it sounds "the reason for the season".      Now don't think we get it perfect, we may have to do 2 or 3 sometimes to just stay on track because we had a wee one fall asleep as we read "The Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens or on the way home from one of our escapades.   I will put up several ideas for Advent this week.    Today I am going to leave you with a short Christmas clip.     May you be blessed this Christmas season.

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