Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Cheery Home

Thank God, O woman, for the quietude of your home, and that you are queen in it. Men come at eventide to the home; but all day long you are there, beautifying it, sanctifying it, adorning it, and blessing it. Better be there than wear Victoria’s crown. Better be there than carry the purse of a princess. It may be a very humble home. There may be no carpet on the floor. There may be no pictures on the wall. There may be no silks in the wardrobe; but, by your faith in God, and your cheerful demeanor, you may adorn that place with more splendor that the upholsterer’s hand ever kindled.

The cheerful woman makes herself more attractive, the meal more presentable, and her whole sparkle with fresh cents of her daily cleaning. Her whole house shines with the sweet music of her own delighted tones to welcome the laborer at evening. Ah! Love has stores from which can be borrowed at little cost kind words and warm smiles and a thousand other things which go straight to the heart thirsting for the endearments, the joys, and the repose of home.

Young people who are employed outside of their home, feel an imperative need of rest and comfort and love of their own fireside, when the end of the long day or toil has come. Blessed is the wife and mother who knows how to make the home bright and warm for all who enter!
Taken from the book "Daughters of Destiny"

2 comments:

Destiny Kruse said...

That's a really neat quote.

Miss Carmaan said...

Kaila, Kaila! You almost, but not quite, shame me! The maturity of this kind of content is such a wonderful reflection of your inner, Godly, feminine, and gentle nature. May God continue the fine work He has begun in you! ~ Your Friend, Miss Carmaan