Home…

The girls and I are home now.  The construction project isn’t done, however.  We even had many extra helping hands from loving friends, but unfortunately it was an even bigger job than we anticipated (hmm, that’s becoming a theme ;).  But it doesn’t matter.  I’m happy to be home with my whole family again. 

As I sit here with sweet Bailey in my lap (he missed me), there is not one ounce of pretty around me.  To be more specific, there are metal ladders hovering over me, the furniture is displaced, construction dust covers every conceivable surface, and the yard is littered with debris from last week’s demolition.  But I’m at peace. 

There truly is no place like home.  I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again… a peaceful home is not how it’s decorated.  Aesthetics merely add to what’s already there. That’s why I named my blog “Home & Harmony”… there is so much more that goes into creating a happy space besides the pretties you put into it. 

It’s about the people that inhabit it, and the way they interact… the way those individuals are secure because they know that everyone around them loves them deeply and has their best interest at heart.  It’s about Who they serve, and understanding that life isn’t about serving oneself, but about serving God, and thus each other. 

The fact of the matter is, this world is passing, and our eternal home awaits.  I’m thankful for the beautiful home that God has given me on this earth, and I’m not talking about the physical structure…but about the seven other people He has placed in my life, and for Him being the center of it all.  That is home.  Amen.

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful post. I'm always inspired here.

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  2. Beautifully said, Rie! You have your priorities straight! I am glad you are back in your house now. xo Diana

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  3. I'll second your Amen! This post really lets us see who you are inside; Beautiful. This world is passing by, and it's not our home- so often we can forget that! You are blessed to have a loving family, and they are blessed to have you to share the love of God with them.

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  4. its {Love} that makes a house a Home
    xxoo
    Pam

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  5. Sweet! Enjoy your Sunday.

    xox

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  6. Well said...
    Have a blessed Holy week...
    Lori

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  8. Beautiful. We do have much to be grateful for. The blessed ones are the ones that see it. Hugs to you and to your seven.

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  9. Amen and amen. If we have our beloved family, good food and a warm bed, we are rich indeed.

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  10. Quite well said. Looking forward to seeing the progress. Thank you for the good words to dwell on.

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  11. Beautiful post and no truer words spoken..

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  12. Trying to make me cry or what??? That was beautiful said!!! Love ya!

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  13. I would have to concur Rie. Lovely to be reminded again though - thank you.

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  14. So true Rie. But I sure like mine in order. ;)Hope your home is back in order as soon as possible! :)

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  15. Such a truthful and inspiring post! Thank you for reminding us! HUGS

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  16. What a beautiful post Rie. I feel exactly the same way...... the older I get, and the older my children get, the more I realize how imperative it is that our family feel safe, unconditionally loved, and secure. But most importantly, the love we all feel from our Heavenly Father is what sustains us all. Thank you for the gentle and heartfelt reminder.

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  17. Amen, girl. I couldn't have said it better myself. ♥

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  18. Hello Rie,
    I am silently following your blog for quite some time now and I wanted to compliment you before (but didn't).
    I like the way you decorate your home, but more important I love the way you write about God and what He means to you and the ones you love.
    Thank you for this posting! May your home be blessed with love. Psalm 133:3.
    Albertine

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  19. home is exactly as you said....it is the people that God gives you.

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  20. i've missed checking out my favorite blogs and so glad to be able to catch up once again. your post is spot on and such a wonderful reminder of where our priorities should be. thank you for sharing your heart and your home. they are both lovely!

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