Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Sunday, October 09, 2011

My Living Room

One day I will get my living room back.
Whatever that may mean.
We don't have a family room like I always wished for.

Instead we have a living room allowing all the noise in it to be heard throughout the whole house.

We have a living room with tons of throw pillows that never seem to stay on the sofas.

A living room full of laughter and jokes, conversation overheard and first words.

I have tried for several years now to record in my thankful journal all the things I am thankful for. The book A Thousand Gifts is a good read about the art and perspective of giving thanks.

I've never really typed that list here, parts of the list sit on papers crammed in a notebook and still a part is engraved in my phones "notebook".

Perhaps, if time and my brain allows, I will record more on this small space I occupy on the web.

Today I am thankful for...
1. A living room filled with boys playing video games
2. and little girl toys
3. a full recycling container 
4. wind in the trees reminding me of unseen mystery
5. a heart missing family because my heart has family to miss
6. the smell of fall and maple butter candles

So what are you thankful for and what characteristics does your living room have?


Allison Reynolds said...

I am thankful for ropes of laughter that sing through my house. I am thankful for the one who created all this. I am thankful for changes and all that comes with it.
My living room likes nice and neat right now, because my children are going to bed...but at the same time there are a few wayward balloons filtering around leftover from my birthday, one history project sitting on the fireplace waiting to be finished, a stack of newly bought construction paper waiting to be consumed...and two fat pugs sleeping peacefully.

Superhero Mom said...

I love the living room idea. I may have to blog about the amazing tranformation of my living room. Not paint and furniture...but it has totally taken on a whole new personality and family dynamic. I LOVE my living room now, but for almost two years I rarely ever sat out there.


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