Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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.
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."
An Invitation - Subscribe to The Legacy of Home and have it delivered directly to your email.