After being away from home for over half of the month of October, my heart and feet have been very happy to be back in my residence! I am very much a home-body, loving everything about home life. I think I’ve learned to appreciate it even more after so much absence. As I have “dug my heels” into the necessary chores and responsibilities of running a home, I’ve thanked the Lord for His gift of home, and for the blessing of being a homemaker. When our girls were young, at one time, my husband worked three jobs so I could stay home and care for our family. What a sacrifice! For many years, I have said to my husband,Continue reading “A Heart For Home”
Just stepping inside the doors brought a rush of calm and the understanding that “everything was going to be okay.” Welcoming us was warm lighting over plump sofas, the aromas of homemade baked goods, and soft music playing somewhere in the kitchen. Familial hugs greeted us and our tired bodies finally relaxed. We were home and safe.
She riseth while it is yet night and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. Prov. 31:15
The memory is so clear in my mind, even though the event took place when I was only eight. My mother had gone to the hospital for surgery, requiring her to be away from home for a week. She left plans for our meals, school outfits, and personal needs in the careful hands of our loving dad. He did all she had instructed him, and we had no immediate wants unmet. However, her very bodily absence left such a void in my young heart that I felt desperate for her presence. Having no way to remedy the situation, I made my way to the front closet where all our coats were hung. Finding my mother’s coat sleeve with the fur cuff, I buried my face in its soft comfort and cried tears of longing for the one who made our house a home.
Okay, you may still be looking at white, fluffy snow outside your window, but you know that spring is around the corner somewhere! Why not use this time while you have little desire to go outside to get the spring cleaning taken care of? That way when it’s pretty you won’t feel so bad about Continue reading “Spring Cleaning Tips”