Monday, June 13, 2016
The comfortable, spotless home was located in the country. We visited it on a warm, sunny
weekday afternoon. We were a group of friends who met each week during the winter,
for Bible Studies. This particular day, we met at a local Amish home for a luncheon. The
hospitality we found here, by the warm, caring, gracious hostess and her daughters, was
The table was beautifully set, with fresh flowers from the gardens.
Oil lamps were placed down the center of the table, and fresh garden salads graced each
And, oil lamps hung from the ceiling, lighting the basement room.
On a side table, many Lego creations, built by the young son, were displayed in colorful
Bookshelves were filled with favorite books, making it obvious that reading played a big role
in this family's lives. Television was not to be found in the home.
Dresses from the weekend activities, were washed and air drying on the back porch.
Gardens were abounding on the property outside, so carefully tended, and organized. Tin pie pans
were used to keep the birds away.
The abundant strawberry plants were filled with fruit, soon to be ripe and ready to eat.
Sugar peas were healthy and growing.
Interspersed with the vegetables in the gardens, were gorgeous, colorful flowers in bloom.
Laundry had been washed and hung out to dry, in the afternoon sun. The children's scooters
were placed in individual parking spaces, ready for any needed transportation.
As we walked into the barn by the side of the home, we once again were impressed with the
detail and cleanliness found there.
Unique looking turkeys roamed the barnyard, in somewhat proud fashion. I must admit, their
black, white and red colors certainly caught our attention.
Inside the barn, the horses seemed to welcome each one of us. It was obvious, that they were
used to having people around them.
As we pulled out the stone driveway, we were refreshed, inspired, and so grateful for the few hours
that we were privileged to spend, in this lovely home.