This book is fabulous! I want to type word for word but that wouldn't work for my life or yours. :-)
It is a fabulously put together book by a lady that found a stack of magazines from the late 1800's
and has used them to compile a book that reminds us "modern" day woman
how things used to be and challenges us to make a home of peace and happiness.
Ohhhhhhhh, I love it so much. I NEVER purchase books simply because it's not in our budget...
everything comes from the library....
BUT I'm going to purchase this one used on Amazon as soon as I can.
It's that good!
Here's a few excerpts....
"In modern life, the days, weeks, months, and seasons hurdle past us at breakneck speed.
Do we even pause to acknowledge autumn's arrival in crimson and gold,
winter's first snowflake,
the sprouting of spring daffodils, or the return of lemonade leisure with the
first hot summer afternoon?
These simple pleasures are meant to be
SAVORED AND CELEBRATED.
But we have so little time!
A century ago the four seasons of our lives were linked with time-honored traditions,
and the cycle of the year hold cherished pastimes for families to enjoy together.
Gone forever it seems are those halcyon days when the pursuit of happiness at home
was considered worthy of devoted attention."
And it only gets better from there....
I have always been a "busy" person and
didn't necessarily see the need to light the candles for dinner, etc.
However, this year has been different.
God is helping me to slow down,
tend my "own garden" prior to other responsibilities,
and enjoy the small things in life.
It has been a wonderful transition time in my life.
On the outside, nothing much has changed...
but on the inside, I can feel a change happening.
These are our fall drawings based on The Little Yellow leaf.
This is one of my favorite fall books...
both for the story and the illustrations.
Praying that you're having a wonderfully blessed fall.