Hello friends! How are you? I have been so sporadic at blogging that I feel a bit out of touch. I thought I would take some time to catch you up on my life.
Last Saturday our family honored the year mark of my husband's death. It has been a year since my sweetheart unexpectedly passed away (typing those words still seems very foreign). We spent the day talking about the events of a year ago in the field where it all happened. Then we created a happy memory by going out to dinner, laughing, eating and enjoying being together. There are days I have a hard time believing this new circumstance of ours and yet I feel an odd sense of relief knowing I have survived the worst year of my life. I know that our survival was a result of many prayers and much love and support given by family, friends and even strangers. For that I am profoundly grateful.
In the wee hours of Monday, April 1st, my darling daughter delivered her second child...a boy. I am so thrilled to be the nonnie of three beautiful girls and now a handsome baby boy!
Throughout this past year the importance of home has become even more significant to me.
It doesn't matter the size of our house or it's location. Our house does not need to be magazine-shoot worthy but it does need to give us that sense of JOY that no other place can. Home should be where we feel comfort despite all that is happening in the world. It should be a place where we delight to come at the end of the day; where we feel a sense of warmth and well-being. Our homes should be where we house our happy memories as well as our sad; where we have beautiful traditions as well as mundane routines.
My whole purpose for writing this blog is to share the ways I find joy in my home. I am passionate about helping others feel about their homes the way I feel about mine. I hope you find inspiration here in creating joy for your home.
Thank you for visiting! I truly appreciate you for being so supportive in the many aspects of my life.