the place where I can wear
up in a messy bun
the place where doggies blissfully
“happy dance” under the sun
the place where I can look around
and see love in a frame
family pictures scattered ’round
showing just how far we came
I sort of feel like Dorthy in Oz- “there’s no place like home!” I have a always been a “homebody” and enjoy having the house to myself. I can play piano, sing at the top of my lungs… snuggle with my dogs (and pet my daughter’s bunny- but don’t tell her!). But I’ll say this- being a “homemaker” is not something that comes natural to me. I don’t really have an eye for decorating, I’ve never been fond of cooking (except for baking- I LOVE making desserts!), and anyone who knows me well will tell you my home is “lived in”.
But today I am finding joy in making my house a “home”. I am praising the Lord that I have this day to sweep up all the pine needles and the little bits of trash on our hardwood floors, and for a new steam mop that makes those floors shine! I’m praising the Lord for a brand new dishwasher- one that’s quiet and cleans and dries all my dishes to perfection!
And I’m praising the Lord for my two doggies- who always follow me and lay at my feet- no matter where I am in the house!
And I’m praising the Lord for my two daughters who will be home soon and will help me put up our Christmas tree today!
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”- Anne of Green Gables