I’ve been reading Little House in the Big Woods to the kids before bed. Basil especially enjoys it…bears, guns, horses, fiddles, maple sugar candies. It’s totally up his alley. I haven’t read the series since I was a girl and it’s been interesting to note the change in perspective. Good stories are like that though. Was it C.S. Lewis who said something about a good book being one that can be enjoyed at ten and returned to at 40…or something to that effect? I think it was.
Anyway, I’m totally loving Ma right now. Now there’s a woman. Remember her…Ma, Mrs. Ingalls, Caroline??
What’s caught me is her life of loving service to her family. Rising early to tend the fire, start breakfast, then feeding everyone, wash, air the beds, mend clothes, work fields, etc. etc.
Always doing, always “on it” She knew her job and she not only DID it but she did it well. For the benefit of those around her and to the glory of God. Sure she had to do most of it so they could merely survive but she did it with some sweet prairie style.
This modern city girl needs to learn a thing or two from Ma.
Oh, and for the record……..one can learn a HEAP from my Ma too :)