We’re in the process of making our new place a home. There’s plenty of projects and little time. While we’ve agreed to do one thing a day–it will be wonderful to be further along with it all.
At the end of the day, our home has always been about blessing family and friends. We decided to make it more of a home by instituting our new tradition of birthday breakfast with the little ones–despite the projects needing attention.
Sydney was first on the list, which ended up being a big deal. Big sister, Madelyn, is used to being the first. Madelyn told me it seemed out of order. All of us first-borns understand the angst of it all. And, yet. Sydney made reference to the fact she was first on the list throughout the morning–it mattered to her.
Even so, she was not in the mood for pictures. We only took a few.
Madelyn loved the fact that we thought everything she did was picture worthy–I have a camera full of pictures of her from this past Saturday morning.
In the last few years it’s become more clear to me:
Pay attention to what matters in life. Let go of the things that do not matter.
And, what matters is filtered through the meaning of life–relationship with God and one another–
This God-word is key to living the best life.
Though the projects are high on my to-do list–nothing compares to keeping the gift of relationship with God and one another as the top priority.
It’s what matters –Kerrie
These two . . .
We have our table set up. But some construction projects to be completed before setting up the rest of the furniture in the main room.
One of the bedrooms is reserved for our little joys–with a nook for reading. The chest belonged to Gregg’s mother.
Sydney had to try my work boots on–yes–red!
Papa and Sydney.
Both of the girls requested pizza and macaroni & cheese for breakfast. We complied. Madelyn wanted to explore everything! Porch-time with Madelyn.
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2016 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)