It was a purely playful day in my 'art house' yesterday! I've recently taken to calling my abode the 'art house' because my friend, Julie once commented to me that she often wonders what I'm up to in the 'art house' when she sees my car at home! It's kinda stuck... and it's kinda true. There isn't a designated 'art/craft space' at home and my supplies/creating do tend to creep into all corners of the place. Okay, let's face it, they've taken over the house really!
I guess it doesn't matter too much, I live at home alone, except for the occasional spider that has to pretend to be interested in what I'm saying, if it wants to continue to stay where it is! I mostly come unstuck on a Wednesday evening, when I've only got a couple of hours to make things look a little respectable for the Home Group ladies!!! Yes, I whizz around trying to find places for everything and at least have somewhere for everyone to sit (oh and a pathway to walk to the couch)! Nobody seems to be too bothered and they keep coming back, so I'm thankful they are a very understanding bunch, who are more interested in relationship building, rather than perfect housekeeping.
'Cherish Your Family'
I grew up with fairytale dreams, like most young women at the time, naively thinking that I'd meet the man of my dreams in my mid twenties, get married, have children (I wanted at least 5 kids) and live happily ever after... well, that's not quite the plan God had for my life (and I often need to remind myself - His will, not mine). It's been an extraordinary struggle for me over the years to not have this dream come true! I still have my moments when I wallow in self pity, but I am also reminded that I am extraordinarily blessed. My immediate family, next of kin are a great source of joy and love, as too are members of my extended family - Aunts/Uncles and cousins I love to spend time with. And then there is the blessing of God's family... too many brothers and sisters in Christ to count... what a family tree I have been woven into.
Family, cherish them! (Yes, even when they drive you crazy.)