Owl Lady I think Your going to enjoy this letter written by Laine-in 1999-I think Laine was a lot like your mom when she was raising her kids-She sure did an excellent job just like your mom did-
They took the time to teach their children well -Now how Precious is that?
This is what I so enjoyed about Laine is that she was so productive in everything she did and she was an excellent mother that so taught her children well as you will see in this letter.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Laine loved to entertain people in her home-
1~ We made some tostadas. So after we fried up the corn tortillas, we had a little oil left. I saved it and used it in my bread the following day. I try to use everything to its fullest extent, if at all possible.
2~ My little daughter wanted a job to earn some money. She asked me if I could give her a job. So I gave Abbie $2 to paint a small wooden step stool and a rattan magazine rack green for me. She was so pleased to do this and did a good job for me. I was pleased to help her earn some money and learn a skill at the same time.
3~ My son, Quincy, earned quite a bit of money recently working full time for a week with a bee keeper. I sat him down and explained again, (we've talked about this before, but this was the real test), how important it is to give to the LORD from the firstfruits of his income. He agreed. I was so thankful. For I know all too well that it is not the amount of money that comes in, but how it goes out that affects the man. To my surprise, my husband said to him, "Give your mother $10, Quincy. A son always looks after his mother." Quincy handed me $10. I gave him a kiss and looked at my husband with such love. He often does things that remind me he is always my protector. I could see his future protection of me in this gesture of love.
4~ My husband works in construction. So he does not get any sick pay or vacation pay. I love to stretch his income beyond measure. It is my greatest delight to make him feel as though he has all the benefits that many men have in their jobs. This month I paid two mortgage payments, so we are one month ahead. I had been saving to do this for some time. I told him that now he can be sick in peace, or we can go on vacation without having to save up for the week off as well as the trip. He was so pleased. I also pay a little extra each month on the mortgage to get it down faster.
5~ Do you struggle with mopping? Here is a wonderful way to mop. Put on your fastest Christian praise music. I had on Dennis Jernigan Vol. 1, selection 8 & 9 a moment ago. I got my water as hot as possible, then after wringing out the mop, I sprinkled a few drops of wintergreen oil on the mop. What a delightful smell as I mopped to the beautiful praise music. My son, Gabe, came in and asked, "What smells so good?" Mint is so good in the summer. Cinnamon would be good in the winter, don't you think? ~Smile~