By Nancy Sleeth
Have you stopped to imagine, Maybe the Amish are directly to something? go searching. We tweet whereas we force, we speak whereas we textual content, and we surf the web until eventually we doze off. we're primarily plugged in and on hand 24 hours an afternoon, seven days every week.
Rather than learning know-how, we've got allowed know-how to grasp us. we're an exhausted country. not anyone has sufficient time, every body feels wired, and our children spend extra hours watching a monitor every one week than they do enjoying open air.
It’s time to simplify our lives, make religion and relatives the focus, and recapture the misplaced paintings of straightforward dwelling. development at the uncomplicated rules of Amish existence, Nancy Sleeth indicates readers how making awake offerings to restrict (and at times do away with) technology’s carry on our lives and getting again to fundamentals can assist us lead calmer, extra concentrated, much less harried lives that lead to more desirable, deeper relationships with our households, acquaintances, and God.
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I’d invested about $14,000 in that dirt bike and the four-wheeler had cost me about $10,000. It still makes me mad. CHAPTER 4 GROWING UP IN THE FAST LANE Her name was Linda Kievet and she was a senior. I’d noticed her in the hallway at school and, even though I was still a junior, I just had to get to know her better. She had options — a lot of the other guys were after her — but she became my high school sweetheart. She had already enlisted in the Air Force, so she was going to leave right after she graduated.
I’d always thought it was just going to be a fling, and then on to the next one. And the next one, and the next one . . I was just a young guy, laying pipe. Now I was going to be a dad with big responsibilities. Well, I’d graduated, I had a decent job, and I worked hard, so I figured it would be fine. We moved in together but then her family decided they were going to Alabama — and that she was going with them. I was told, “You’re welcome to come with us if you’d like. ” I wasn’t too crazy about moving to Alabama but I didn’t want to be away from my daughter, Stephanie.
So he asked me if I wanted to meet her. ” We ended up dating. She was pregnant within six months. It was completely unexpected and unplanned. I hadn’t seen a future with her before that. I’d always thought it was just going to be a fling, and then on to the next one. And the next one, and the next one . . I was just a young guy, laying pipe. Now I was going to be a dad with big responsibilities. Well, I’d graduated, I had a decent job, and I worked hard, so I figured it would be fine. We moved in together but then her family decided they were going to Alabama — and that she was going with them.
Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life by Nancy Sleeth