Fall 2012

Fall 2012
[learning to live a perfectly imperfect life]

Life in a Home

Remember Kelle?

Recently, on her blog, she posted this:

"I've been thinking a lot about "Life in a Home" and how there are certain corners, nooks, rooms where life seems to evolve a little more beautifully in every home. As I mentioned the hustle and bustle of the kitchen on a holiday, there are others. The magic that awakens in a bathroom when littles are bathed at night, the hum of supper conversation around a dining room table when Dad comes home from work, the creativity that erupts from spools of ribbon and scraps of fabric in a craft room...

where does life occur in your home?"

She asked for a short write-up, along with pictures, and said she would post some of her favorites on her blog.

It didn't take long for my mind to flash on a spot that life occurs with our family. I was excited to share. Here is what I sent:

Though our house has lots of spots where memories are made, it is outside our house -- in our backyard -- where life occurs.

I'm not sure if it's the partnership -- the ability to swing alongside your sibling -- that evokes the most giggles?

Or if it's the feeling of excitement... when you're pushed to the highest high, your belly does a little flip-flop with the excitement of nearly touching the clouds?

Or if it's Daddy, who tries to sneak kisses each time you sail past him, often pretending to miss you just to elicit louder belly-deep laughter?

Or is it the feeling of belonging... where no matter if you're a boy or a girl, if you have 46 chromosomes or more...

you belong right there, right then, on that swing...

in that life.

Whatever it is, it's magic.

And no matter how long you spend on the swing,

it just isn't quite long enough.

Kelle wrote me a quick, thoughtful email in return, commenting on the true happiness she saw in our kids' faces. She has shared some of her favorites over her past few posts, and it's been neat to read where others find "true life" happening in their home. Yesterday, I clicked on her blog, and some familiar smiles jumped out at me. I was excited to see that she chose to include two little kiddos on a tire swing on her blog! (Thanks Kelle!)

So, hop on over to Kelle's blog to read about where life occurs in others' homes!


Monica Crumley said...

Great pictures. LOVE your tire swing. I would totally love to have that for our kids! I think the kitchen is the heart of our home, but I wonder what my kids would say. Congrats on making it onto Kelle's blog.

Jane said...

I read your comment and than saw your pics and thought "hey, i know those kids!". Your comment was beautiful, and it is awesome that you shared (AND GOT PICKED!). Don't you kinda feel like a celebrity now?? I love her blog and I think it is awesome that you were included it one of her posts! Great job!