December 6, 2011
We are settled into our new house, 1109 Westway, Temple, TX. Our garage is full of open Christmas containers which have been stripped of the items I hold most precious in order to decorate our small home. I have found many items to be missing… I think I might need to make another run to the old house.
This morning I was eating breakfast and looking around the house. It is not yet feeling like “my home” and yet I do love it. However, this morning I was thinking of all of the times I have stayed up until all hours of the night decorating the old house, all alone- just getting excited about the holiday season and the possibility of parties and family gatherings. I remember every year going up the stairs and stopping as I got halfway up the landing and looking over the big living area at the Christmas wonderland I had transformed it to be… and thinking, “Thank you God for this home! I love it!” Thinking of those this morning was bittersweet. I did love that house. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to live there for as long as I did. I will miss it.
But I am so grateful that we have found our new home. It has been such a blessing already. My prayer today is that my excitement as I look around my home will be the anticipation of spending time face to face with my Lord and Savior; joy in the hours I get to spend with Cody; entertaining my friends and family; and nurturing my grandchildren there! I want this change of homes to also represent a change in my priorities, life-style and heart.