My house is a mess, my laundry is piling up as we speak; my sister-in-law,who has been staying with us for some time, had her sweet kitty, that we all know and love, die last night; it’s been cold for weeks and weeks; and I have one more child home sick today… but for some reason my heart is just so full of quiet, beautiful happiness. So full that it’s pouring out onto blog! “My cup runneth over with love!” (Sounds like Valentine’s that was last week!) I got on here quickly to share just a little of it with you.
I am just so happy today to be HOME. “There’s no place like home”, it is true. (OK, now I’m starting to sound a little tacky quoting Dorothy – that’s what happens when a heart starts flowering like spring when it’s not here yet!) I am soooo grateful to be HOME with my 2 little ones, their tiny-voice-chattering conversations the backdrop of all we do during the day. Love it. (They were just caught coloring on the footstool.) I’m just so grateful to be a Mom to every one of my children—texting Em and An at college today, emailing Isaac on his mission, caring for my sick Esther, and Addie and Sarah here, praying for the well-being of the rest at school. I’m so grateful to be a wife—hoping so much for my handsome hunk that he has a super great day serving and caring for those who come to him for help and healing.
Yes, there’s nothing spectacular about home today. It’s rubble-filled from the weekend. It’s probably a little stinky because I haven’t even taken out the trash from the weekend yet. But I’m just so grateful for a day like today where I can be HOME and nurture my little ones, and clean-up this place and do laundry (maybe even fit in some exercise in front of a video for myself!- we will see). I am sooo grateful to have the strength to work on our home, tend to it for my family – my children, but even more especially, my husband. I’m just so grateful for the peace and refuge of this place—even when it’s messy.
Some may mock me, some may judge me, but in the end it really doesn’t matter because I’ve found Happy at home.
I hope with all my heart that each of you gets a chance to relish home this week! No matter what it’s like!
Best Wishes for your Happiness at Home,
PS – Written Monday morning, published today—the house is a little cleaner, the sick child back to school, poor kitty is buried. I still feel the same—happy to be HOME.