THANKFUL THURSDAY ….and I am so thankful for this house that we have called home for over fifteen years. When we moved here, our children were one, three and five. I remember, as we left the old house, thinking, “this is the house where all of our children were born” but, my goodness – this is the home where we raised our family! Many a milestone has been observed here, many (many) a memory made and just so much of life has been lived within these walls. And I truly thank the Lord for it all.
As I mentioned, the van will come tomorrow and load up all of these boxes and all of our stuff. And, while I appreciate that it is “stuff”…there is a lot “attached” to that stuff for me.
Our bed – that was such a great place to snuggle with sleepy little ones early in the morning….that was a good place to sit and have “one of those talks”….that could easily be turned into a fort or even an occasional trampoline!
The kitchen table – where fifteen years of family dinners have been shared. We talked, and laughed, and fussed. Sometimes corrected or reprimanded. Sometimes encouraged. And sometimes just ate – but always together. We’ve enjoyed many a great meal there – and endured several flops, as well.
The dining room table – that has been the place to celebrate so many life events….birthdays, graduations, holidays, special days and any other chance to “get out the good dishes”!
The couch….goodness, I had no idea how many memories I associated with our couch until I began to jot down these thoughts for today! I am so grateful for every morning we gathered there for family devotions before school. All of the guests we have entertained there. The times we have gathered around – just being together as a family. The naps taken there and all the sick days that have been made so much better snuggled under the yellow quilt on that couch. The list is too long…..
I thank the Lord, today, for this house. This neighborhood (that’s a whole other post) – the neighbors we have known and the ones we currently enjoy so much. This home! And I am also grateful for the beautiful new home He has given – and look forward to all the new memories to be made.