Too busy talking to friends, so I asked Joy and Christie, (my daughter and her bf) to write the past couple of days as they share some of their impressions. What fun I am having and how blessed I am to have a few days of pure fun! Here are just a few of the great quotes we saw as we walked through Louisa May's home--the author of so many wonderful books, including Little Women. "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." - Louisa May Alcott
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." — Louisa May Alcott
"A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure." — Louisa May Alcott
Great memories and tears coming to my eyes several times. What fun we have had running through halls of history, homes of great writers and talking, talking, talking as we go.
The girls brought tears to my eyes yesterday morning. "Who gets to have an education like this! To read their stories and then to see the lives these great people lived and to know the rooms where they lived and wrote, the places they fought battles--makes us so very grateful to have known and seen these things! It makes me want to think, "How am I going to live my life in such a way as to leave a legacy of faith or courage that will help and influence others."
And so we have been busy every minute, and in the evenings we have had precious conversations with friends where we are staying and being treated to great meals, rousing conversations and heart-felt prayers. Such a blessing to me and a filling of my soul. All grateful to God for strewing my life with such blessings.
Deb, Jane, me and Shelley (below) staying up too late but having fun talking around the kitchen table. What great food and hospitality.
Off to see Paul Revere's home! and then training to New York City for more fun and friends. Have a blessed day.