One of our afternoons staying at Grandma Mary's house we took a trip to Fort Laramie. Caleb and I had never been there before, and I was so glad we went. Wyoming is beautiful in October. There were many buildings to look through, restored and with period furnishings. It was fascinating.
We spent a lovely several days at Caleb's Grandma's home in Wyoming on our recent vacation. We drove out in our van--did I ever mention that we bought a big van last year?--with Caleb's family. It's such a blessing to have family, and even more to have close, faithful, members-of-Christ family. While we were at Grandma Mary and Grandpa Jim's house the guys spent a couple of days fencing out at the farmstead--now just grassland--where Grandma Mary grew up. It was beautiful. Miles of grassland stretching to the horizon, blue, blue sky and bright sun.
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Grandma Mary; lovely woman
"Gamma Maywee" and Greta
Auntie Ana and Josiah
(Note the handsome guy directing)
Sweet Greta Rosie
Grandma Connie, Greta, Caleb, Josiah & Grandma Mary
Thanks to Motherdy, who is the best for passing on good things, I have a new favorite blog, The Gospel According to Mom. Her posts have blessed me so much this morning.
Among other treasures, she shared this reminder for my morning:
"O dear mothers, please understand that you have a very sacred trust reposed in you by God! He has in effect said to you, 'Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages' (Exodus 2:9). You are called to equip the future man of God, that he may be 'thoroughly furnished unto all good works' (2 Timothy 3:17). If God spares you, you may live to hear that pretty boy speak to thousands, and you will have the sweet reflection in your heart that the quiet teachings of the nursery led the adult man to love his God and serve Him.
"Those who think that a woman detained at home by her little family is doing nothing, think the reverse of what is true. Scarcely can the godly mother quit her home for a place of worship. However, dream not that she is lost to the work of the church. Far from it, she is doing the best possible service for her Lord.
"Mothers, the godly training of your offspring is your first and most pressing duty. Christian women, by teaching children the Holy Scriptures, are as much fulfilling their part for the Lord as Moses did in judging Israel, or Solomon in building the temple." (Charles Spurgeon, Spiritual Parenting)