Kyle said last night while we were all being silly playing in the room, “We are a happy family!” And my husband echoed him, “Yes this is a happy family, we have a happy home!”
That’s not the first time that I hear those words from my boys, especially from Kyle. Most of the time, when the family is together munching on something, or snuggling up together over a good book or movie, the little boy would give that remark. I guess he learned the concept of a happy family in school, and I’m glad that he sees and feels it in right in the little abode we are renting, our home.
Saying the words “our home” makes me think of the house my husband and I dream to build for the family. (Which we claim to materialize next year, Lord?)
Although I already feel at home with our nook right now, I am enlarging my vision for my growing family. I’d like to have a home which we could really call ours. I’d like it to be simple, eco-inspired, with natural light coming in (so I wouldn’t have to turn on the lights during the day!) I can vividly see exactly in my mind how I’d like it to be. Somewhat similar to the photo above, only with bigger windows and more white tones and an area with a skylight, like the one photo below. How charming it will be!
Of course, aside from the structure I’d like to have, a peaceful , happy home is also my heart’s dream.
I want our home to be a fortress. That no matter what the outside world brings to challenge us, it’s always the place that we could run into which would make us feel secure and at bliss. Yes, as my children and my marriage with my husband grow, I dream that the place we live in will always be our place of refuge, and the place where we can also grow together in faith, where we can extend and receive forgiveness, and where we can freely be ourselves.
But knowing and seeing my family happy right now makes me already feel that I am now living the dream!