Jebediah Brenneman lost his wife during childbirth, along with his new baby daughter-the third daughter they had together. He relied on Eliza Yoder to help care for his wife during her last trimester, along with their two young daughters. Eliza continued to help manage his household and his children after the death of his wife so that he could continue to work in his construction company. When Bishop Abram suggests that Jebediah is relying too much on Eliza, and that perhaps it is time he remarries, Jebediah is upset. How can he even think of remarrying someone?
Eliza Yoder realizes she is being selfish. She needs to consider Jebediah and his children’s needs above her own. While she likes working for him, it may be better to step aside and allow another woman to take over. She’s even willing to help him find a new wife.
Jebediah knows that his daughters need someone to look out for them, but can he consider a woman he knows that his children do not get along with? Can another woman love his children nearly as much as he does? What is Eliza willing to do for the children?
After two years of mourning the loss of his wife, Jebediah realizes how much he really needs Eliza, and how much he would miss her not being a part of his life. But has she found someone closer to her own age? Jebediah hopes that he can encourage her to become a real family.
Includes Apple Crumb Pie recipe.