Last night Reed took down all the blinds and window treatments from the windows on the back of our house. This morning I began Spring Cleaning 2013. I cleaned the inside of our windows top to bottom and in between. I’ve decided not to put the curtains/valances back up. I’ve become a minimalist in my old age.
As I scrubbed my mind wandered to not that long ago when I dreamed of building one more home. A home with a bigger yard. More bells and whistles. More square footage. Full of Ethan Allen furniture.
The Long Term Plan never included us staying in this home. I was dreamin’ big.
Who knew a Brave Hero was waiting in the wings to win our hearts and change how we perceive what has worth, and what does not.
Sometimes home isn’t as much of a place as it is a state of mind.
I’ve never been more thankful for our house than I am now. These four walls that allow Reed and I to nurture and grow our family. A space where prayers are said and dreams of bright futures for all of our children are dreamt.
Today I rolled up my sleeves and worked on my Spring Cleaning goals.
Tomorrow I’ll put my efforts back into working on the goals set for a beautiful little guy, coaxing him to communicate, teaching him to read, explaining how numbers work, and practicing handwriting skills.
I swapped out one set of dreams for another. I’m a much better person because of it.