In Others’ Words: At Home
“Make your house interesting — not perfect.” ~Emily Henderson, stylist
One thing I know for certain: My house is not perfect.
But you know what? Mulling this quote over for a few minutes … I also am certain that my home is interesting.
In a disorganized, my-house-won’t-ever-be-featured-in-Better Homes and Gardens magazine kind of way.
Walk through my house and you’ll find:
- walls filled with words. Sayings that mean something to me.
- black and white photos depicting life in Turkey, mementos of our family’s two-year tour there back when we were an Air Force family.
- a plastic container, home to my daughter’s hermit crab, because one day the words, “Sure, you can have a hermit crab,” came out of my mouth.
- the rough-edged wooden heart my husband carved out of an old side table I had tossed out. The top is smooth, shiny. Turn it over and you’ll see nicks and scratches. The carving is a reminder that God can turn damaged things into something beautiful. (And that’s another story.)
- a tall basket filled to overflowing with blankets because we are a snuggly kind of family.
- lots and lots of photos of my kiddos, my husband, me … because we’re not perfect. But we’re interesting. And we love each other, imperfections and all.
In Your Words: If I were to walk through your house, what would I see?
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