We just returned from a nice weekend with our kids in Missouri. We ate come great food, did some baby & mommy shopping, and visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's home Rocky Ridge in Mansfield, MO, as well as a quick trip to Eureka Springs, AR. The weather was great.
I really enjoyed the trip to Rocky Ridge. A trip back in time to what seems a much simpler time. Quiet. A place to just live. To work hard, to enjoy the fruits of your labor, to struggle with only those things that directly affect you, the world seemingly so far away.
I miss that kind of peace. It's gotten to the point where I struggle to even watch the news. Not because I don't want to know what is going on, but more because I can't tolerate the condescension, the half-truths, the ridiculous things that get reported on. It all seems pretty irrelevant. The ship called "Common Sense" has left the shores of this great country. It makes me sad. So many lost people and they are so proud of it. So very sad!
I'm longing to just take care of my home, love on my own family, do helpful things for others. I can't let the craziness of this world, this culture, eat away at me. There are too many things that are way too important to have the silliness of our culture drag me down.