Sometimes life is so trying and taxing, full of discouragements. Things do not turn out the way we had hoped for or imagined.
But what keeps me going is knowing I have work to do. I have children to take care of, and a home to make for them--as beautiful and Heaven-like as possible, by God's grace.
I don't always have money in the budget to get things for our home, and I cannot drive right now to go to the shops. It has been a long time since we have been to thrift stores or car boot sales--I have found a couple of lovely paintings at car boot sales. But this week I have managed to have just enough money to order a picture frame to frame a couple of our wedding photos. I also finally found a natural candle company here that does not charge an extravagant amount of money for scented soy candles. So I have ordered a couple of fall-themed candles to lift our spirits just a little bit.
I have been so busy with other things lately, that the home has just been on maintenance-mode, with the children doing most of the housework. There is more I would like to get done around the house, so my family has a beautiful and clutter-free home to live in and enjoy.
|A trip to a reservoir. Imagine how lovely Heaven will be, where the light comes from the Lord Jesus Christ.|