Sunday, March 6, 2011

Being a Woman.....

How can it be a large career to tell other people's children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe?
How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No. A woman's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness."
— G.K. Chesterton

Because I work with Autistic Children, and have 5 of my own.. sometimes I wonder whom I give the most of myself to.  Soon, I am retiring and my life will be about my husband and I and starting a new phase in our lives together.  It will be all about us and for the first time in many years... I am totally excited about my life again.  without a housefull.  I know I will miss it, and them,  but i so yearn for days in which I get to fill with what I want to fill it with. With 3 kids away in college and one with a exciting career as a firefighter and one with a family of her own.. I look foward to Farming, sewing, raising chickens, making homeade books, canning and putting food up, traveling, photograpy, rubber stamping arts, sewing aprons, quilting... my days to call my own. visiting my children and letting them cook for me... swooping up my grandchildren to see a movie and a trip to a zoo. 
My life is Blessed, I am greatful and I am excited.

Winter is fast approaching... so I have been sooooo busy here.

Harvesing the garden and not to mention all the herbs. Tinctures to make, soaps to set to cure...  I do love my life here on this little plo...