This is our very first morning in our new home. From where I am seated, I can see my three boys all snuggled up in bed. I am the first one to awake as I’ll be preparing our breakfast for later. And right now, I have but hymns of gratitude in my heart. We have finally moved to a bigger, more peaceful, more beautiful home!
Ahh, this home. It’s is a blessing from my cousin’s family. The humble and beautiful family that my husband and I have always looked up to. They have moved to another country because the daddy is assigned as the new consul there. So their beautiful home is our home for the next few years.
As I look around, there are still several unfamiliar corners and walls that I need to fill with our own memories. So later, I shall start hanging my kid’s art onto the walls. Later, I shall hang a few treasured photos of the family. Later, I shall rearrange the bedroom and spray a familiar scent. I’ll do all these and a whole lot more later because for now, I am savoring this beautiful morning to share how grateful and blessed I feel with this new place. The place that I shall make my family feel comfortable.
Just like our old home, I want this to be a fortress. That no matter what the outside world brings, it’s always the place where we could sneak into to make us feel safe. I want this home be the place where we will continue to grow together in faith, where we can freely be ourselves, where we can extend and receive forgiveness, where we can readily show our care for each other.
I am claiming these: This home is going to be our refuge. This home is going to be our happy place!
May I ask a little request from you? Please help us pray that this home be a home of joy and love.
Greeting you a beautiful morning with tons of good vibes from this new home of ours!