TO A YOUNG MOTHER AND FATHER WITH AFFLICTED CHILDREN
As one gets old we find Ecc. 12 concerning the grasshopper being a burden, absolutely true.
Often I ask Father about you and the family trials. We are truly sorry you have had such a gruelling time so early in your married state, and do trust the children will truly grow out of their trouble. God bless themÂ—then they will.
When we were young, with our first, we had some weeks of trouble in sickness. I was new at the game of domestic chores, and one day I was pouring out my sad tale to an “old soldier” and he meekly said, “Well, it’s the best for recruits to eat their brown bread first”!
Ah! we have had many slices of brown bread since but also many helps out, and so will you. I do trust you will be slow and sure before you tie yourself up to any one chapel; I get sick of most of them, not that I go now far from old Funny-stanton, (Fenstanton, Hunts.), as it used to be called by some but I can see where most are drifting. Tread very cautiously.
Now the Lord Himself be with you each and own and use you much in His service.