I really enjoy estate sales.
I have found so many treasures at these sales.
But, it's always bitter sweet to me.
I imagine there were a lot of hard-working days on this small Texas farm.
I imagine a lot of hearty meals cooked in a small humble kitchen.
Pies made from the pear and pecan tree that stand in the front yard.
Can you imagine the stories this place could tell?
I heard that the lady that lived here was an amazing musician. I was told, she played the pipe organ for her church at age eleven.
She taught music lessons.
Her name was Adelheid.
There were boxes and boxes of advanced sheet music.
It seems, Adelheid was quite good at many things...
I bought a couple large boxes of county fair ribbons.
She excelled in baking, sewing and "pecan pickin"... just to name a few.
I can only hope to be as accomplished a homemaker as Adelheid.
I also found some other treasures.
Speaking of wash.... two sweet homemade dresses.
Of the many things I bought, I love this...
I can imagine Adelheid running her fingers over the pages. Gaining wisdom from her Lord in those hard times... even from the daily chores that may have been so difficult. Or, holding it close as she prayed for her babies.
I long for a life more like the one I imagine Adelheid lived. A simple, hard working life.
...that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, and mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12