Amish

2013

Well, 2013 is almost upon us. How time flies!

Frankly, I’m looking forward to some of the changes that are coming my way. Unlike a lot of people, I LOVE change.  I’m known to change the furniture in the room just for “something different.” Change is fun…if embraced properly.

Let me share my “change” for 2013.

In 2013, we will introduce our new zebra (named Zebadiah in honor of my Anabaptist ancestors) to our herd of horses. That’s fun. I can’t wait.  How cool is having a zebra???  Next year, I’m thinking a camel. (ssssh! don’t tell my husband).

On a serious note, something magical is going to happen in my home. You see, we are expanding our family. Adopting, if you will. I told everyone that I just finished my new library but it’s really a new bedroom–to accommodate my new family member. YAY! It’s beautiful and I’m jealous because it’s all things Amish to say the least. Blue walls. Light green ceiling. Built in bookcases. Amish portraits by Sherri Genung on the wall.  Gorgeous.  Wish I had done it years ago (lol). Now someone else gets to enjoy it.

You see, here’s a little secret that I want to share with you: I love having people in my house. My family calls us a Kibbutz, laughing at the chaos in my home. And it’s a home. A home with a big heart.

There have been years where we had 16 people living in the house (not for very long but it was fun while it lasted).  Recently, I upgraded our kitchen table to something I always wanted: a handmade 7 .5 foot Amish farmer table for accommodating the people that drop by for dinner, visits, or coffee. My house is one of those homes that is open to good people (bad people can just stay away…thank you very much!). We always have activity here. There is so much love and life in this house that, sometimes, I am overwhelmed. The police are always stopping in on Friday nights for BBQ or to say hello, see what’s going on–usually just in time for dinner (wink wink). I’m personal friends with the Sheriff in town so you never know when he might stop by.  The FedEx man leaves cookies for the dogs (all six of them).  Even people from town will stop in if they see the lights on, just to sit by the fire in the backyard and enjoy S’mores!

There’s always a crowd of happy people in my life. And that sure helps keep my life happy.

Just this morning, I said to my husband, “My children are so blessed. How can anything top this?”

He laughed at me, knowing exactly what I meant. With six dogs, five cats, a pig, seven people living here, and other assorted visitors and animals that stop by (including horses, goats, and soon the zebra), we have the most magical house on the planet. It’s fun, lively, and the only place I’d like to live.  I wouldn’t change anything in the world.

So what is in store for 2013?

It’s my wish for more of the same. I wish that the goodness that I feel in my world will only be perpetuated this year. That the joy and happiness that I feel will be shared with other people that I love. And the writing…oh yes…there will be plenty of that.  I love writing…it’s what I wanted to do since I was eight years old. God has blessed me with so many kindhearted readers who motivate me to share more of my personal experiences with the Amish and with life. Thank you, all of you. You are wonderful.

For 2013, I wish that all of you find that something, that special thing that makes your year magical. And, if not, come north and let me know. Perhaps we can share a cup of coffee in the city…My treat…

Hugs,

S.P.

 



0 thoughts on “2013

  1. CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS TO YOU AND ALL YOUR LOVED ONES. AS THE NEW YEAR COMES MAY THE WHOLE YEAR BE WONDERFUL. I ENJOY ALL OF YOUR BOOKS AFTER A LONG HECTIC DAY ITS GREAT TO HAVE ONE OF YOUR STORIES WAITING FOR ME IN MY KINDLE. HUGS DEB P

  2. Thats a great 2013 you have planned…I would just love to come there and visit, seems like you have a house like I’ve always had, housefuls all the time..Makes the world go around, always something different to talk about..I would love to see pictures of your new addition of the library room..seems like it would be beautiful..Anything you want in life, you always have to have the drive for it to do and get it done..never let anyone get in your way of your dreams..Great Job!

  3. What a wonderful new year you have planned out. I know all your dreams for this new year will come true for you and your family. You have worked hard and so deserve to be happy all the time. You bring so much happiness with your kindness to other and in the awesome books to write for us to read. My wish for you is that you are blessed with so much more than you could ever ask for.

  4. My goodness God has certainly perfected the gift of hospitality in you. Wishing you a blessed 2013. Merry Christmas, Susan Fryman

  5. We all love you Sarah Price….Have the Merriest Christmas for God loves you so…and the Happiest New Year for He has great plans for you and has placed His love in your heart.

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