My mom is here for a week-long visit while my husband is out of town, and it has been wonderful to have the help. A mother’s work doesn’t end when the kids get married and move away!
We have so many plans for this week–working on a twin bed quilt for S, tackling my mending pile, having one-on-one dates with each kid, and introducing J to baby food! A friend gave me a ton of peaches a few weeks ago, so I decided to make peachsauce for a treat (and pushed some of it through a strainer and froze as baby food for J). It’s so easy that I’ll be doing it again next time peaches are on sale. Over med-low heat, cook down pitted and peeled peaches with a splash of water until soft and mushy, about half an hour, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon. Yum!
Years ago, my mom sent me this article written “To a Young Mother,” and it bears rereading. I’ll have some more to say about this topic next week.
And my mom introduced us to my new favorite song by Keith and Kristyn Getty.
I especially love the lyrics of the last verse:
O teach me Lord to walk this road,
The road of simple living;
To be content with what I own
And generous in giving.
And when I cling to what I have
Please wrest it quickly from my grasp
I’d rather lose all the things of earth
To gain the things of heaven.
Have a lovely weekend!