So today my Amish friends put in our windows and finished the roof. It is such an exciting process to watch. I told Amos, one of the guys, that I feel blessed having them work on our land. I honestly can't help but feel embarrassed when I'm around them. I think to myself "they must think of me as a materialistic person." I know that the things that I love, are just things. THINGS. And they live simply depending on only what God provides them with and what they need. I have a strong faith in God and a love and reverence for him but I will admit that I love making my house pretty. I love decorating and creating beauty in my home. I know that in God's eyes that is not important. I truly know that. I also know that if I had to I could live with out it all. Honestly. That family and friends and dwelling in a circle of love and faith are truly what keeps us grounded and fills us with real joy.
But I can't help to feel like I am spoiled and materialistic to them. Life is daunting at times. I want to please God and be a good example to my sons and family and to all I meet. I pray they see that in me. That I am kind, and faithful and caring.
I find that I am fascinated with them and the simplicity in there nature and the strong work ethic they show in everything they do. I would love to experience there life for a time, to leave everything behind and get to know that world that is so close to me but yet so far to my knowledge. (Although truth be told, I hate not wearing makeup, but if I had to I guess I would)
I pray my sons become strong faithful and hardworking men like these young men are, from what I see.
Today Amos asked me what the room was going to be. Was it a bedroom? He asked. I told him after a brief pause, that it was going to be a study for my husband. As I said it I felt shame, I mean in all reality it was not something we needed but wanted. I was quiet after that and almost wanted to apologize for telling him what it was. I know your probably thinking, "She's crazy." But that is who I am. Things like that keep me up at night. I am humbled by their spirit and pray I can be more like them.
These men are humble and kind souls who are perfectionists with there craft. I am so blessed to have had this opportunity.
Here are today's photos. ( I know, your like be quiet already and show us the photos)