Saturday, April 28, 2012

Living with the Amish {95}

Dear Miss Dinah,

This morning we prepare to go home!!!
We've had a great trip, very productive. Lots of progress on the Topeka house, just a little more work before it's all ready to rent.

I've wanted to get you a baby bonnet since you were very little.

We saw a British program called, 'Living with the Amish,' a while back. British teenagers choose to spend a number of weeks in different Amish communities in America. The teenagers were amazed at what simple lives their Amish host families chose to live. Many of the teens had come from broken homes or had experienced other broken relationships. They were deeply affected by the Amish strong work ethic, family values, and deep faith -- and how those were all such a normal part of every day life. Many of the teens experienced personal healing from some of their hurts as God ministered through the lives of their hosts. Many of the teens had grown tired of their lives filled with partying, dating, makeup, clothes, competitive school environment, and pressure to find a powerful position in school or business. They saw that a life could be filled with joyfully serving others, rich relationships, and connection/communication that could not be replicated with any sort of technology. Most of the teenagers left their time in America very much changed and wanting to live a different, more fulfilling life back in their own country.

Anyway, one of the families had a baby who wore a bonnet, and I thought it was the sweetest thing! Finally I found this one at the Kansas Museum. It's a little big, and you don't seem to love it yet :) as it blocks much of your peripheral vision. Maybe it will grow on you!

Last night we went to dinner at Dough Boys' Pizza -- Mamma's favorite! 

And last night, The girls were having a wedding shower for Hollie upstairs. She's getting married in June and moving to Texas to start an internship. Then she and her husband will prepare to be missionaries in Greece. We wish her the very best!

It sounded like the girls had lots of fun, laughing, games, and loud slept soundly in the very insulated bathroom!

And Piglet-Wiggle-It, too :)

I love you.

Mamma <3

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