Who do you share your HOME with?
(And I’m not talking about pets or pests.) Do you appreciate the individuals who are your HOME?
This quote caught my eye the other day and caused a flurry in my brain.
“What I love most about my HOME is WHO I share it with.”
HOME is not the little clapboard house with the picture perfect white picket fence and flower garden. HOME is not a spick and span Martha Stewart worthy living space that smells of scented candles and fresh bread. HOME is not a geographical location that was your address (or is your address). That last one may be the literal, physical meaning of the word, of course, but what is the heart meaning?
This is the definition my brain flurried and my heart confirmed:
“HOME is the intricate unity of those souls who share life with you”.
Sound profound? Not really. Because our hearts don’t ache for things (our flesh does that). Our hearts ache for people, for companionship, for relationship. Our social three-in-one God created us to need relationships. And then he provided for that need spiritually by allowing us to be birthed into his family, and physically by allowing us to have families, HOMES of our own.
What a blessing it was to contemplate the positive, the lovely, & the endearing traits of those whom God has given as my HOME:
Hero – the kind, patient, ever-giving man who always seeks to follow God's lead, to take the higher road, who is our leader, my lover and my best friend.
Butterfly – the artist, the story lover, the people person who keeps our house on its toes.
Flower – the gentle, compassionate child with the pixie nose who is quick to express praise of others.
Sir – my Knight, ever willing to rescue Her Majesty from the throes of the evil laundry emperor or from the den of the trash dragon. His bravery is inspiring and his antics are enthralling!
Taz – the fearless, tireless, adorable 2 foot tall clown who provides regular comic relief to us all.
Sunshine – the sweet little lady whose fake sneezes and baby phrases light up our lives (and sometimes our nights)!
And that IS what I love most about my HOME.
How long has it been since you on purpose thought about or wrote down the positive characteristics of your family members. What is it about them that you love? I challenge you to write it out and then bless them by telling them.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is
than a fattened ox and hatred with it.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue.