Good day! I’m Lovina’s daughter Verena. On Dec. 10 I turned 25 years outdated. I used to assume a birthday was simply one other day and one other 12 months older. Which is true! However after dropping three family members inside a 12 months, I take a look at birthdays a bit in a different way. Now I consider that each birthday needs to be celebrated. It’s one other 12 months that you just had down right here on this earth along with your family members and mates. To me, that may be a blessing!
Beginning in January, I might be residing alone, God prepared! I by no means absolutely moved all my stuff out of my bed room at my guardian’s place. It’s unhappy to maneuver my stuff out, however I must know that I will be unbiased and truly reside alone. I additionally need to know the sensation of getting the duty of taking good care of myself with out anybody serving to. I’m positive I’ll nonetheless want plenty of assist from my household and mates. Hopefully, I can all the time return the favor indirectly or one other. It’s onerous to maneuver away from my dad and mom. I feel I see extra now what they’ve carried out for me than I ever have. I can not thank them sufficient.
Two years in the past, sister Susan and I have been sitting out on the porch swing at Dad and Mother’s place. Susan mentioned she had this sense that husband Mose wouldn’t pull by means of. She mentioned she didn’t like having that feeling however wanted to know if I might be prepared to maneuver in along with her. I instructed her I couldn’t even take into consideration that and that Mose would get higher. We have been each crying and making an attempt to consider he would get higher.
That evening, I went to mattress, and I prayed and prayed. The subsequent morning after I wakened, I knew I might transfer in with Susan if the worst occurred. Susan and I drove the horse and buggy over to their place. Not lengthy after we received there, we received the decision. The physician needed Susan to come back as much as the hospital. They’d some dangerous information to say about Mose’s situation and didn’t need to say it over the telephone. When Susan went, she discovered that Mose was brain-dead, and the docs had no hope of his restoration. Mose died on Dec. 14.
I might have by no means thought I might reside with my sister and her two kids. I grew so connected to Jennifer and Ryan. I have no idea the sensation of getting my very own kids, however they’re the closest it will get.
Now Susan might be getting remarried on Dec. 30. She’s going to reside solely rather less than a half mile from me. It’s onerous for me to assume I can’t be in the identical home as Susan, Jennifer and Ryan, however I do know every part might be OK. I’m very completely happy for Susan and am grateful that her kids love Ervin, simply as Ervin’s kids love Susan. It helps to just accept the change.
Tonight, a few of my mates are coming over for my birthday. I plan to make a hamburger potato casserole and french fries, pickles, chips, and so forth. We had considered going out to eat at a restaurant, however I don’t wish to exit on this chilly, snowy climate.
I’ll share the cookie recipe that Ervin and Susan made for church companies on Sunday. It’s his mother’s recipe that she makes use of. They combined gelatin and sugar, then dipped a glass into that combination and pressed it on every cookie earlier than they baked it.
Merry Christmas to all and God bless!
3 cups sugar2 cups shortening5 eggs1⅓ cup milk1 tablespoon vanilla8½ cups all-purpose flour4 heaping teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon cream of tartar1 teaspoon salt
Combine substances within the order given. Cream sugar, shortening and eggs till mild and fluffy for a softer cookie. Bake at 400 levels for 8 to 10 minutes or till the sides are browned.
Lovina’s Amish Kitchen is written by Lovina Eicher, Outdated Order Amish author, cook dinner, spouse, and mom of eight. Her latest cookbook, Amish Household Recipes, is out there wherever books are bought. Readers can write to Eicher at Lovina’s Amish Kitchen, PO Field 234, Sturgis, MI 49091 (please embrace a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply); or electronic mail LovinasAmishKitchen@MennoMedia.org and your message might be handed on to her to learn. She doesn’t personally reply to emails.
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