I am so blessed to have a cozy safe home where I am allowed to be creative and ‘nest’. I spent the majority of the day inside cleaning, cooking and studying…and I watched Oprah (she looked gorgeous today in her peacock tones). But the time I spent alone indoors allowed me to reflect on the blessing my perfect home is. Ben and I have a home we are responsible to keep clean, to decorate, to form to our personalities and that responsibility is such a gift.
I also caught a bit of the Nate Berkus show today when they were interviewing a Mom in need of a kitchen makeover. Her comments and concerns regarding her family never wanting to chat or eat in the kitchen made me realize my ‘perfect home’ ideas were changing. I no longer have to have the hot tub or the jacuzzi bath tub (although they would be a great treat); I would rather have a kitchen island my family can gather around after school and share the stories and problems of the day, or a reading nook where Ben and I can quietly read, talk or pray together after the kids have entered their dreamworlds tucked into their cozy blankets.
I no longer desire a house for it’s ‘things’ but for its ability to create moments.