Thursday, February 10, 2011

On Wanting to be Laura Ingalls Wilder

Do you ever wish you lived in another era? A time when, maybe, things were a little simpler? When people didn't seem to rush so much and family time was top priority on everyone's list.

A world where women were expected to stay home and take care of the kids as well as tend to the needs of the household.

A time when large families were considered a blessing and weren't questioned or looked down upon.

I do all. the. time.

To live at the Little House on the Prairie, or be one of the Little Women.

To create from scratch; from worn, tired, hands. To knit love and stitch together warmth.

Where books were enough entertainment for an evening of imagination.

In a world centered around media and being connected all of the time, it can be hard to get back to being simple; to a simpler life.

I often think that they...



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...may have it all right!

I want this for my little family. A closeness that surpasses all else. Creativity and dreaming taking place in my childrens lives without the aid of anything media related.

I often imagine us on a little farm, with sheep, chickens, and goats running all around. {a horse or two would be nice as well!} My kids playing in the fields among the grass and trees for hours. Hanging our clothes out on the line to dry in the warm sun. Staying home and loving it.

May sound "cheesy" to some, but this has been a dream of mine for a long time. And, there is nothing wrong with a dream, right?

This is my prayer as we continue on this next step of our journey together. That we may have the desires of our heart. {Psalm 37:4}

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." ~ Matthew 7:7

I'm asking, Lord, for your will to be done.
I am seeking out the right path to take.
I am praying that as I knock, all doors will be opened unto us!
and I am loving and trusting you!


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Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. ~ Psalm 37:4

6 comments:

  1. Yes! I frequently wish we were back in the 1940's where honor and valor were appreciated and families worked together to do their part for some united purpose. I just like the idea of that -- a common goal with mutual sacrifice and consideration of others. Appreciation for the work of others. And a very. cool. dress wardrobe. ;)

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  2. Admittedly, I've always wanted to be a mom in the 50s :) I just can't get the image of June Cleaver out of my head!!

    Farms are lovely! We are fortunate to be surrounded by farmlands and the river, so we have a slow pace of life which we are enjoying very much!!

    Continually praying for you!

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  3. I think of a lot. Though it was harder then,they had the simple life. It was dictated with computers,phones,t.v.,or business meetings. You worked all day and were with your family at night. I love Little House. I often dream of being in that era.

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  4. I've wanted to be Laura since I was a little girl, LOL! Now, as an adult, I can see the advantages and disadvantages. I'm so with you! The closeness, the simplicity (although life was often very tough!), etc.

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  5. For your reasons, yes. However, I seriously love technology and the ability to be a blonde when God actually made me a brunette. LoL

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  6. I don't think it sounds at all cheesy. I often think the very same. :-)

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

On Wanting to be Laura Ingalls Wilder

Do you ever wish you lived in another era? A time when, maybe, things were a little simpler? When people didn't seem to rush so much and family time was top priority on everyone's list.

A world where women were expected to stay home and take care of the kids as well as tend to the needs of the household.

A time when large families were considered a blessing and weren't questioned or looked down upon.

I do all. the. time.

To live at the Little House on the Prairie, or be one of the Little Women.

To create from scratch; from worn, tired, hands. To knit love and stitch together warmth.

Where books were enough entertainment for an evening of imagination.

In a world centered around media and being connected all of the time, it can be hard to get back to being simple; to a simpler life.

I often think that they...



Photobucket

...may have it all right!

I want this for my little family. A closeness that surpasses all else. Creativity and dreaming taking place in my childrens lives without the aid of anything media related.

I often imagine us on a little farm, with sheep, chickens, and goats running all around. {a horse or two would be nice as well!} My kids playing in the fields among the grass and trees for hours. Hanging our clothes out on the line to dry in the warm sun. Staying home and loving it.

May sound "cheesy" to some, but this has been a dream of mine for a long time. And, there is nothing wrong with a dream, right?

This is my prayer as we continue on this next step of our journey together. That we may have the desires of our heart. {Psalm 37:4}

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." ~ Matthew 7:7

I'm asking, Lord, for your will to be done.
I am seeking out the right path to take.
I am praying that as I knock, all doors will be opened unto us!
and I am loving and trusting you!


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Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. ~ Psalm 37:4

6 comments:

  1. Yes! I frequently wish we were back in the 1940's where honor and valor were appreciated and families worked together to do their part for some united purpose. I just like the idea of that -- a common goal with mutual sacrifice and consideration of others. Appreciation for the work of others. And a very. cool. dress wardrobe. ;)

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  2. Admittedly, I've always wanted to be a mom in the 50s :) I just can't get the image of June Cleaver out of my head!!

    Farms are lovely! We are fortunate to be surrounded by farmlands and the river, so we have a slow pace of life which we are enjoying very much!!

    Continually praying for you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think of a lot. Though it was harder then,they had the simple life. It was dictated with computers,phones,t.v.,or business meetings. You worked all day and were with your family at night. I love Little House. I often dream of being in that era.

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  4. I've wanted to be Laura since I was a little girl, LOL! Now, as an adult, I can see the advantages and disadvantages. I'm so with you! The closeness, the simplicity (although life was often very tough!), etc.

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  5. For your reasons, yes. However, I seriously love technology and the ability to be a blonde when God actually made me a brunette. LoL

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  6. I don't think it sounds at all cheesy. I often think the very same. :-)

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