Yesterday evening we sat in the den visiting with our real estate agent friend who had come by to bring us a housewarming gift. As I sat there and saw how the sun was playing through the magnolia’s leaves and gently streaming in the room, I felt like I was home.
I felt welcome.
It’s been a busy past couple of days as I’ve sewn window treatments and a bed skirt in between errands and Bible study. So, to sit still with husband, son home from college, and a friend for a few minutes at that time of day was a gracious gift of God’s goodness.
Prior to the sewing, it was a busy time of securing the right fabric and before that was the unpacking, placing, and putting away of things after our move two weeks ago today. Wow! A lot has happened in a short period of time. Is it any wonder my body and soul are whipped at the day’s end?
This feeling of welcome in our own place is good, at last.
As our friend was walking around she exclaimed how amazed she was at how we got it all together so quickly. I told her that Rob and I make a good team and we’ve worked nonstop it seems to get it ready. By no means, is it all done. There’s always something to be done, right?
It’s extremely important to us to be able to LIVE in our house, thus making it home.Part of living at home is having the privilege of enjoying a little down time there…like at the end of the day when family gathers to share stories of the day and the sun smiles as its rays filter through the window.
That is the reason we made up our minds to get the work done sooner rather than later. We were ready to pull up into the driveway and be at peace in our walls. Disarray, clutter, and lack of organization make for a rather unwelcome feeling for us at home.
Fortunately, I have had time to work at it during the day. Fortunately as well, my husband doesn’t mind my honey-do list for him daily.
Here we are, wiping our feet at the door and we say as we enter, “I’m home!”, to whomever may already be there first.
Sometimes a simple prayer is the perfect wow factor for a wow kind of God. Here goes: God bless our home. Amen.