What is life without messes?
What is a home without messes?
Sure I like to keep things clean, but I also like people to truly live in my home.
Not just my family, but also my friends.
This weekend I had a canning party in which some dear friends helped motivate me to can over 30 quarts in one day of spaghetti sauce, my award-winning salsa and tomato sauce. What was once bare shelves are now showing the fruits of our labor.
One of the biggest compliments was given to me that day. One woman, I know really well, and she feels comfortable in my home, the other is new to our town and was the first time I really got to know her. The latter of the women wanted a glass of water, and immediately my other friend told her where to find the glasses and water. She turned to me and said, “I am sorry! This is your home, I just feel so relaxed and at home here!”
I loved to hear this. I want my home to be a place where people can come and be relaxed, cared for and know that they can feel free to care for others in it.
My boys had a slumber party in which they made their sleeping area on the landing of the upstairs. I let them get messy and make a mess upstairs. When it was time for their friends to go home, their friends were sad and wanted to stay.
The classroom is where all the learning will take place this year, and now it is a mess. But the excitement from seeing the mess is too much for my kids. Not a bad thing, but they are so excited to see what they will be learning.
This is life, messy and comfortable and I would not change a thing!
Hope you had a great weekend!