Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lark Rise To Candleford

Yes, we have been watching another great show on PBS.  It is set in the late 1800's and is very wholesome and family friendly.  Why can't America produce more of these types of shows???

It opens with a mother giving birth to her fifth child.  Awhile later, she is cuddling this precious, new baby in a cozy, warm home, with a wonderfully kind husband {Mr. Bates from Downton Abbey!} talking with her older daughter.  She is encouraging her to go out into the world, have a career, and do something with her life!

How can working in a post office {the job she takes} compare with raising many children, taking care of a home, and loving your husband?  This seems to be the way television likes to portray being a keeper at home...boring and unfulfilling.  There is just so much more out there to be explored rather than being stuck at home being barefoot and pregnant.

On one episode, a poor boy in their town is pursuing their daughter and the mother is very upset.  She wants her daughter to marry the rich, successful boy who is pursuing her.  The husband grabs his wife's face, looks her in the eye, and tells her he wants their daughter to have what they have even if it means marrying the poor boy.  They don't have riches, but they love each other passionately and have a warm and happy home...true wealth!

This is another decent show for you to watch if you are looking for one similar to Downton Abbey.  If you have young women in your life, model to them how wonderful it is to have babies and the ability to be able to be home to take care of them.  It is a high calling from God and greatly needed today.  I just can't figure out how getting a lot of education with a lot of debt, a career, and a nine to five job looks more appealing than being a wife and mother.

Yet she will be saved through childbearing,
if they continue in faith and love and holiness,
with self-control.
I Timothy 2:15