Sep 14, 2013

Opened Books....Words Shared

I love to read good wholesome books, and my books are a lot of company for me! Most of my evenings are spent reading , my bible , and lately I have been reading some more of Gladys Taber's books. Her books are a pleasure to read. Very relaxing for me. I think you all already know, how very much I love reading the Amish stories.With the books I have been gifted recently , my library is growing. I must make room for more book space! I loved books as a child too, especially the Beatrix Potter books. They were always my favorites to look for at the public library, but one book I remember the most is, Miss Suzy. I believe my mama ordered it through a children's book club. I was blessed to come across one in the thrift store a year or so ago, so now I have it to enjoy again. Miss Suzy is quite the domesticated little squirrel.
I love that most about her...she is so devoted to her little tree house cottage.
I have been fortunate enough to find other books while out and about at thrift shops over the years as well.

So all that being said, I have many good books to keep me company for a very long time to come, but going back to the image I posted at the top...with all my many good books, my dog Jessie....and everything else surrounding me here in my humble mobile cottage....I do feel very lonesome from time to time! Even with my children and grandchildren close enough to call and one of them could be here within minutes....still, ever so often...I get that old lonesome feeling. If you live by yourself ....then maybe you can understand what I am trying to convey. Its kinda hard after you have had a full household for many years then one by one they go away until you are left alone! Sometimes one may feel...what is the use to cook for one, I will just snack. You eat alone...whatever you do do it alone! At other times..I have felt...its great...having nobody to care for...just myself. I eat when I want to...get up when I want...go to bed when I want to...nobody....just me , myself and I, but I sometimes get lonely :)  As I stated in my previous post...I am in a different season of my life...which takes adjustments...that I understand :)  And truly in a sense...I do know that I am never truly alone...nor ever forsaken, to be sure. Christ promised to never leave us, and he never will! I am still grieving the loss of my little friend too....he was my companion...more than I realized before. I must think " Happy Thoughts "...count my blessings...fight the feelings of depression I suffer at times. I have not lost my, not I! I am looking forward to Autumn and cooler days....thoughts of the upcoming times indeed....and lots of cold winter nights...suggled sound in my bed...reading a very good book.

His last bath..just four days before he passed. 

Why art thou castdown, Oh my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Psalms 43: 5

I pray you have a very blessed Lord's day tomorrow...Shelley



Mitzi said...

ssI am always happy to read your blog. You and I enjoy so many of the same things. I think you will enjoy the Miss Read books too. They are very simple and charming.
Cooler days are arriving here in Michigan too. It is such a welcome relief.
Thank you for the joy you give all of us-stay well and happy.

Linda S said...

I love Miss Suzy. I have two copies that I picked up at Thrift Stores. I am 51 and I live with my husband and all nine of my kids, from 23 to 10. I sometimes wish I could live alone, but I know that if and when I am living alone I will miss these days very much. God bless you and keep you and I pray He gives you something special to do. Linda S. from Canada. Keep writing and pinning, I enjoy both very much.

Bama @ Dolls of an Era said...

Hi Shelley. I have loved Beatrix potter for as long as I remember. I don't remember reading Miss Suzy, though! So now I feel I must track down a book so I can. I also loved Tasha Tudor and so many other things you have mentioned. Seems that we have some nice things in common.
Blessings to you!

Terra said...

Shelley, I adore reading too and it takes me to other places and times. Today's reading takes me to Sicily, it is an easy way to travel. Your post is wise about being in a different season of life.

Mrs. G said...

Shelly, where did you find the Gladys Taber books. I have searched for them for quite some time now. I can find them but they are outrageous in price, some as high as $300. My library doesn't carry them, either.

I love visiting your blog, dear one. I always find something that sparks my interest.

Grace & Peace

Gae said...

Dear Shelley,
I love books too and having a special favourite to come back to is a delight for the senses and the soul
Than you for sharing this special books with us

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Good morning dear Shelley!

That Miss Suzy book looks very familiar! I probably read it as a child, too.

The library here in Moscow doesn't have very many old books. I always have to order them from other libraries. They will be having a book sale soon and I hope to find some hiding there.

Have I asked you before if you've read any Grace Livingston Hill books? She always made home making sound like such a gift. I own several of her original books.

Ya know, I think it's normal to long for the opposite- whether you live alone or with many.

Since menopause, I've battled fearful and anxious thoughts as I'm falling asleep. Never had that problem before- in fact, I've always felt like I have the gift of faith so I believe it's a physical thing- not spiritual in any way but still, things change and there's always challenges. ♥

Deb said...

I know how you feel. I have four children and they have left home one by one - now only one left and he graduates this coming May. I may be an "empty nester" this time next year. Books can help with feelings of loneliness so I am glad you have many good ones to read. I always enjoy your blog. I will be 54 next month, so I understand what you are saying about aging. It is all part of God's plan. Hope your have a blessed week.

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Shelley... I can understand you being lonely at times....I know I would be.
It's nice to know that you have some favourite book friends to keep you company....I love books,too
Hugs and Blessings...
Barb xx142

Corey Moortgat said...

Shelley, you have such a nice attitude about everything- I often long to live alone, so that I can do everything without worrying about someone else, but I know that if I did, I'd long to have others around! I guess there are pros and cons to every situation, and we always just need to remember that God has it all in His plan!
And I love that Folger's coffee planter in your most recent post!!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

I just read Miss Suzy to my grandson today. What a pleasant surprise to see it featured here. I'm so sorry about your little dog. Blessings to you dear one. ~ Abby

marie said...

I have a Miss Suzy book too! It's such a sweet book.
It's hard when the seasons of ourlives change...but I think you have a wonderful outlook on it. Plus it sounds like you have a lot of adventure ahead...with all those books you're gathering near.