Lovina Celebrates Mother’s Day and Welcomes a New Foal

Church services on Sunday were hosted at sister Emma’s place for her son Benjamin and Crystal. It was Benjamin’s 22nd birthday as well as Mother’s Day.

The men washed the dishes so the women could sit and visit after lunch in honor of Mother’s Day. Cupcakes and ice cream were served to everyone with lunch in honor of Mother’s Day and Benjamin’s birthday. Also on the menu were homemade wheat and white bread, ham, three different kinds of cheese, peanut butter spread, pickles, red beets, hot peppers, jam, butter, coffee, and iced tea.

Daughter Lovina had fun decorating Mother’s Day cupcakes daughter Elizabeth made to take to church.

The ladies who would normally bring cookies for church lunch brought cupcakes instead. Daughter Lovina had fun decorating the cupcakes daughter Elizabeth made to take. Lovina wants to bake a cake for grandson Isaiah, who turned six on May 10. We will have it for him on Saturday, when our family plans to come home to help with jobs around here that need to be done before the wedding.

Son-in-law Ervin’s birthday was May 11 and daughter Lovina’s is Saturday, May 18. Then my birthday is the 22nd, so we have quite a few May birthdays. Sister Susan’s birthday was also on May 10. Rest in peace, dear sister. She left us much too soon. She would be 48 this year. She died at age 44.

This was the first time church services were held at sister Emma’s house since she lost her dear husband Jacob in 2021. He was greatly missed on Sunday.

I need to make a dessert and have it ready by 10 a.m. today. It is to help with lunch for the workers who will be working on clean-up and rebuilding from the tornado last week. An EF2 tornado touched down last Tuesday and passed six miles north of us, leaving lots of damage to many. The peak wind was 130 miles per hour and the path was almost 20 miles long and a half mile wide.

An estimate of over one hundred places were damaged in this tornado, plus many trees uprooted, etc. Another tornado further north touched down the same night. How fortunate that no lives were lost and God’s protecting hand was over everyone. There is so much clean-up and rebuilding that has to be done, but the material things can be replaced and lives can’t. A lot of the Amish families in this community have lots of damage, and it’s so good to have a wonderful community that helps make the load lighter.

On a happier note, we were all excited to look out in the pasture on May 10 and see son Joseph’s horse Sugar had her first foal. She has a cute little colt running beside her. It’s always so fun to watch the curious little foals. Sugar is a great mom and protects her colt very well. Our horse Midnight should have her foal soon as well.

Yesterday we received an invitation to the wedding in Kentucky from nephew Issac and Susan. They will exchange vows on June 6, Lord willing. Issac is Joe’s sister Salome and Morris’ son. We would like to attend this wedding if at all possible. It is two weeks before Lovina and Daniel’s wedding and almost 300 miles from here. Until next week… God bless!

Easy Shortcake
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar for sprinkling

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter. In a separate bowl, beat egg and milk and add to mixture. Mix until blended. Pour into pan and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes.

Lovina’s Amish Kitchen is written by Lovina Eicher, Old Order Amish writer, cook, wife, and mother of eight. Her newest cookbook, Amish Family Recipes, is available wherever books are sold.  Because Lovina is Old Order Amish, she does not have email or a telephone in her home. Lovina does not respond to comments on this website, if you would like to contact her directly, click here.

7 thoughts on “Lovina Celebrates Mother’s Day and Welcomes a New Foal”

  1. Happy birthday to Ervin, daughter Lovina & mom Lovina🎈🎁🎉. Hope you all enjoyed your special day & wishing you many more 😊

  2. Happy Birthday to all in your extended family, I so admire the Amish people who are always there to help people in need,two years ago a tornado hit the small town in SD that I grew up in and lived from 1959 until 1980, it destroyed several homes and almost completely destroyed the local grade and high school, my daughter teaches in that grade school, thank goodness school was almost out for the year and no classes were held that day, only one person in the small city was hurt, more like a small injury that didn’t need hospital care, God was certainly holding that city in his hands that day, so many lives could have been lost including many children if it would have hit two weeks sooner, my daughter first had to teach in a room in the basement of a Church when school started again in late August, many of the Churches volunteered their Sunday school classrooms for classes, after several months they were moved into classrooms on wheels that are used for disasters like this one, she is still teaching in one almost two years later as the school is being rebuilt. It isn’t the best situation because the kitchen was destroyed so makeshift lunch rooms are used, my mom who was the only member of a family 11 was a graduate of this school, so I was so proud my daughter could teach there and she also graduated from there, my moms class picture was on the wall in the grade school part of the school I was sure it was destroyed but my daughter told me they were all saved and are being carefully restored.So many people also showed up to help, we have large communities of Hutterright colonies and many of them came to help with heavy equipment.We are so lucky to live in an America where we help each other in time of needs.

  3. God Bless each and everyone who was affected by the tornado damage. God Bless all the Amish people who join together to help each other out. God Bless everyone and know He loves us very much even when times seem tough.

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