Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ruby in the Modern World


Ruby's days always began with time spent in prayer and reading her Bible. God was her mainstay and her days were always better after having that time with Him each morning. Afterwards she would get breakfast started and coffee perking for Bill. She liked to prepare a hearty breakfast for him as he worked so hard to provide for their family. She also packed a good lunch for him to take with him. Ruby enjoyed taking care of the man that God had blessed her with and she sent him off to work with hugs, kisses, I love yous, and a smile.

Once Bill had left for work, it was time to awaken the kids for breakfast. After they had dressed for the day, it was time to do school and chores. Ruby counted it a privilege to be able to homeschool her children and remain at home to care for her family and home. She had always longed to be a wife and mother and her wish had come true.

Ruby loved homemaking and had fun feathering her nest. She had an eclectic style of decorating for she decorated her home from her heart. She added touches of romance - crocheted edgings on her towels, doilies and scarves draping tables, candles, and fresh flowers from her garden. It was her desire for Bill to come home from the harsh realities of the working world to a place of tenderness and comfort.

Though their meals were simple, Ruby always set a bountiful table for dinner. She worked hard to cook and bake everything she possibly could from scratch in order to keep her growing family well-fed and to live within Bill's income. She also had a vegetable patch in the yard and a small herb garden, which helped to reduce her grocery expenses.

Though times were tough given the current economy, Ruby never complained. She felt blessed to be at home rather than be out in the work force. She was truly a rare gem in today's society. With the Lord's help, she and her family never went without anything they truly needed.

5 comments:

Tammy said...

Another lovely addition.

It truly evokes the term "home sweet home"!!

Have a bright and happy day!☼

Laurie said...

I agree with Tammy ~ what a wonderful life!

Tracy, I am reading Garden Spells as well (don't you love the cover?) ~ I also just finished her second book The Sugar Queen ~ I think you would like that one too ~
she has another one due next year, I'm looking forward to it!
Hugs))

Rhonda in OK said...

I am loving the chapters of our your story every day. you are very talented! and sweet too.

sarah haliwell said...

this continues to be lovely, although I must admit I am waiting for some disaster to befall Ruby! ;-)

Grandma Elsie said...

Glad I had time to stop by today . Enjoyed another good writing.Keep them coming dear Tracy.