Home Fires

My husband left me a sweet note the other morning that thanked me for keeping the home fires burning.   Isn’t that a neat expression?  I’d been feeling bad that I was just rattling around all day not doing Important Work, and his note reminded me that my rattling around does tend to converge into a pattern of keeping the homefires burning–a kind of ongoing attention and coherence that makes home and family a good place to be.  I feel so blessed and honored to have this role.

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About katiekind

Enjoying the second half of life. I have three sons who are the apples of my eye and a wonderful husband of 35 years--those are the important things. Long ago, out of the blue, I became a Christian. It was something I never planned on, but what joy it has been. I do website development and I like to read and garden and paint and I love beauty and truth.
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One Response to Home Fires

  1. stubber says:

    We heat with wood, and believe me, if nobody is at home keeping the homefires burning, it’s very unwelcoming: it’s cold and you can’t even take your coat off for almost an hour. I can’t imagine what it was like in the old days for a man to not have a wife at home keeping the fires burning. Not only the warmth, but the wonderful smell of wood burning and of a warm stew on the stove. You may not have to chop the wood, but your presence brings a warmth to the house just the same.

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