|Little Bear Boo!|
Its the weekend once again. Weekends used to be a very busy time for me and my family...we would go to town on Saturdays to pick up things we needed from the store,wash our clothes at the Laundry Mat,maybe stop by a few garage sales or thrift stores. Then we would head back to our little home in the country and settle back in. The children and I would get ready for Sunday and going to church the next day. My husband didn't always attend church with us,just on an occasion. He had rather stay home and sleep in on Sunday mornings.
We lived a very simple life back then,with little money,but content all the same. For the most part we were happy,but there had been some very dark days as well. I don't like remembering them days very much. I just try remembering what was good about our lives back then. I didn't work very much outside the home...because I loved being home,tending to my home and family. My husband was happy with that arrangement as well. We never owned over one vehicle so it wouldn't have been likely I could have worked outside the home anyway in those early years. I did find other ways of earning extra money to contribute to our income though. Mostly through babysitting,light housekeeping,and the like,but more than not...my job was being a Keeper of the Home. In ways I believe that my children were all the more blessed for it!
Well,here am I many years later...my children all grown,no husband in the home...just me,and the dog! My weekends seem to be the same as any other day of the week,with the exception of Sunday(The Lord's Day).
I still find it hard to adjust ...even after years of being just me..and the dog :) I sometimes find it lonely to wake up to just me. I do have my grands,but even they are growing up with lives full of doings of their own,and such as it should be. Some days I love the still,the quiet and the alone time.....I sing out very loud to the Lord. Other times just pray quietly! I may talk to the dog,and even to myself from time to time :) While my eldest son was here with me for a time around the first of this year...he heard me reading my bible out loud in my room one night...he came to the door and asked if I was reading to Duke(my dog) who has a bed at the foot of my bed on the floor. I just smiled at him! It is a different season in my life that is for sure and for certain...I just haven't come to complete terms with it,but still most days I am very content.
Don't think me discouraged,for I am not.....just remembering a different season in my life!
Blessings on your weekend...may your Lord's day be a very blessed one......Shelley