In This House……….
…there are quite often crumbs on the floors and dust in the corners.
…you will find at least a few dirty dishes piled in the sink……..and sometimes a whole teetering stack!
…items rest quietly on the counter waiting their return to rightful homes.
…there is always dirty laundry.
…often, a basket of clean laundry awaits folding.
In This House……….
…there is sometimes a delicious homecooked meal, sometimes frozen pizza, removed from the box and baked piping hot, sometimes sandwiches slabbed together on store bought bread or buns or gluten free ciabatta rolls. There are usually apples and tortilla chips and cheese and chocolate.
…the beds mostly get made and shoes are scattered by the doors, then gathered back to their proper places on the shelves and in the boot tray.
…there is often a candle flickering and soft music playing. There is guitar practice and violin notes and piano practice.
In This House………
…there is NoiSe and there is Quiet.
…peace abides, along with problems.
…you’ll find projects and bookstacks, pictures and new things to try.
…there is prayer and praise.
In This House……
…feelings get hurt, apologies are made and smiles exchanged.
…a lot of living happens!
…we give thanks and strive to grow in gratitude.
…we are for each other, even when we annoy each other, for life is rich with relationships and commitment to your people.
…there is usually a mess of some sort for we like to live life and we like to do things we enjoy and try new skills or crack open a new book cover. So we leave the dishes some days and we wash them eventually!
In This House…..
…there are so many happy simple things to do that make up the delightful details of daily life and living!
…there are books to read
and words to write
and pictures to take
and a trampoline to jump on
and Jackie to pet and train
and hydrangeas to admire
and grass to mow
and new recipes to try
and baking to bake
and gifts to wrap
and porch swings to sit on
and bouncy kittens to laugh at
and a farmer’s hand to hold
and his pickup to hop in
and ride along beside him
and movies and snacks
and crafts to craft
and sewing projects
and Legos to build
and movie making
and wheat to look at
and sunrises to bask in
and paper crafts
and games to play
and ice cream sundaes to eat
and learning to learn…
In This House.
What lovely and favorite and wonderful things fill YOUR life and home and hours?