“Here is another sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God, and the body in which it dwells is worth all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant….Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother’s heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her life-long prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wonderfully blest!”
-Elizabeth Prentiss, Stepping Heavenward–
Despite the fact that my mother has done quite a handy job at spreading the news for me, I thought that I needed to post a formal announcement concerning the arrival of Bundle Number Five to our home, expected in early June. I haven’t been posting much lately, due to illness and fatigue, but I’m feeling a little better and a little stronger each day, and I still hope to finish up with the England posts before Christmas. I have one more Charlotte Mason post to finish off, and then some more lovely pictures, including some from London. That should give me time to post about some of our favorite holiday traditions and recipes. I hope your own homes are full of warmth and joy and delicious smells of something baking in the oven as we begin to enter the holiday season!