hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is tree of life. proverbs 13:12
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
In the past three years of enjoying home ownership I have learned one thing for sure -
I LOVE a full house.
I love kids playing with squirt guns and bubbles in the tiny back yard, people chatting on our porch steps under my out-of-season-yet-somehow-Parisian-Christmas lights. I love preparing food with plenty of room in the kitchen for other people to join me. I love conversations in the living room with people spilling into the dining/music/sitting room. I even love waiting to use our only bathroom.
And despite having only one bathroom, I truly believe our house is meant to be filled. On Saturday night we had our families and the Blanks over for a picnic (about 15 people total). After the party, 4 out of 5 bedrooms were filled with people sleeping (even the nursery got broken in!!). It was great. It makes my heart happy to have a warm body in every room of the house.
Maybe someday every room will be filled with a more permanent occupant than the occasional overnight guest.
Finally, how can I have a post with this title without including this video: