Friday, February 13, 2009

Home Sweet Home


"...serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts." 1Chronicles 28:9

Valentine's Day brings to my mind the word "devotion," perhaps because I'm such an emotional gal. I feel very devoted to my husband and children, and nowadays my mom. The above scripture from 1Chronicles is especially poignant for me because I believe God really does search our hearts...so I want to make sure what He finds in mine is good and truly God-pleasing.

Mom came home sweet home on Thursday, completely bypassing her place for mine. After a nice hot shower and some fresh clothes, Mom snuggled down for the night in her room. She is very frail and weak, but wants everyone to know how happy and blessed she feels to be home.

I've been home today catching up on laundry and some general homekeeping. A few weeks ago (I think), I mentioned that my sewing room was now down in the basement. It has taken me all this time to put my things away and at least get my machine set up. My first "project" was to patch a pair of jeans for Timothy. Even that little job felt good to accomplish. I'm hoping I can get it presentable enough to take a few pics and show you my new digs.

About as far as I have gotten with my Valentine craft plans is to print some things out for handmade cards. I still have 16 hours or so and I'm keeping a good thought. How about you?
The opportunity to love is everywhere....I hope you are able to share this most wondrous gift with someone special this Valentine's Day.

You say the glow on my cheeks sweetheart,
Is like the rose so sweet.
But when the bloom of fair youth has flown
Then will our lips still meet?
When life's setting sun fades away dear,
And all is said and done.
Will your arms still entwine and caress me?
Will our hearts still beat as one?


6 comments:

glorv1 said...

Hi Amy. Your mom looks so comfy and cozy in her bed. She bypassed her house and came straight to your because she feels safe with you and your family. How lucky you are. Tell your mom I said Happy Valentine's Day and the same to you Amy, you great and beautiful daughter. Have a great weekend. Thx for sharing a picture of your beautiful Mother.

Susie Homemaker said...

Amy, the Lord knows that your heart is good...you are a good wife, mother, daughter and friend...So happy to see your Mom has improved enough to come home...I hope you have a day full of Love...

Love,
Susie

YayaOrchid said...

Amy, your Mom looks so happy and comfy in her room. You so lovingly prepared a true home for her. You are surely a woman after God's heart! (Love that quilt and floral comforter!)

I too can hardly wait to see what you create in your sewing room and pics to go with it!

Wool Winder said...

I'm glad your mom is staying with you until she is stronger. Tell her I said hi and I hope she's up and about soon.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Bless your heart for inviting your mother into your home so that she can be under your watchful and loving eye. No doubt, there will be difficult days ahead, but I'm sure heaven will help you all along the way. : )

Margaret Cloud said...

Your mom looks so comfy in that bed and she is lucky to have you taking care of her, I will say a prayer for both of you.