Closing the Chapter

Oh, is there anything more thrilling,
more satisfactory than finishing a task? Even when the task is small and menial
there is so much gained from completing it; this is how I feel this moment as I
gently close the cover to my beloved, Little
Women.

                How I enjoyed
Louisa May Alcott’s story of Meg, Jo, Beth, and little Amy. Did I ever laugh over Meg’s homemaking mishaps
and didn’t a few tears fall down my cheek as Beth bravely crossed the river and
entered heaven’s gate. I could go on about Aunt March’s curious parrot, Amy’s
pug nose, and Marmee’s beloved character and lessons; however, I do not want to
spoil it for you.

                Dear
friends, if you have a spare moment, pick up your copy of Little Women today and refresh your spirits and encourage your
heart; try the chapter entitled “Experiments” for a hearty laugh or “The Valley
of the Shadow” for tender moments of reflection. And close your book feeling
that life is beautiful, character more worthy than riches, and that trials–though
hard–have a glorious purpose when
set apart for God.   

7 thoughts on “Closing the Chapter

  1. Good morning, Frannie! Yes, I love Little Women too – my sister and I have read our copy so much that the binding has split in half and the pages are all dog-eared … but I love it that way. The split is right where Laurie rests his head on Jo's arm and says "Jo dear, can't you?" and she says "Teddy dear, I wish I could!" *Sniiiiiiifff*

    Who is your favorite character? What is your favorite part? 🙂

    Love,
    Vicki

  2. I don't think I have ever read Little Women. I know about it, of course, and have seen a movie about it or something, but don't rememebr reading the book. Maybe I should check it out. 🙂

  3. Oh, Vickie! I knew we were kindred spirits!

    Oh dear, who is my favorite character? Hmmm…I think it would have to be Meg or Beth. I fell that I relate to Meg very well but I do love BEth's sweet little spirit.

    My favorite part? I love reading about Jo first noticing Prof. Bhaer, Meg and John's first tiff, and when the Beth first gets ill.

    Who is your favorite character and which is your favorite part?

    Blessings to you! Frannie

  4. Mrs. Elizabeth,

    I have never read "Good Wives" but I will try to get a copy whenever I am able! Thank you for your recommendation.

    God bless you and thank you for stopping in!

    Frannie

  5. Mrs. Elizabeth,

    I have never read "Good Wives" but I will try to get a copy whenever I am able! Thank you for your recommendation.

    God bless you and thank you for stopping in!

    Frannie

  6. Dear Mrs. Adams,

    Oh, you should! I have found it so encouraging and inspiring as well as entertaining.

    I hope that you and Mr. Adams are doing well. You are a blessing!

    With sisterly love,
    Frannie

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