Saturday, January 21, 2006

Musical Bedrooms - Again

Someone once told me that he loved staying at my house because he got to stay in a different room every time he came.

True. We switch around - alot. I think that every bedroom but one has been the master bedroom, and the attic and family room as well.

This is telling of my love for change, but also of a family who is growing - evolving - morphing, if you will. And the change continues! Today we will finish moving Jamie and Merrick into the downstairs room and get Carina out of the extra room (attic!) to make room for a young man who will join the family for a season. Carina will temporarily "nest" in the apartment, until the loft is finished. We have learned to never feel too settled!

I'm not good at communication and relationship. I am working on it (have been for how many years now?) but I love having people in my home and have found that by just sharing life with them there is a transmitting of ideas, love, and Jesus. That makes me happy. I am quite comfortable with sharing my home - we've been doing it for almost 25 years - and I think people are comfortable being here. So, for now that will continue.

As a young girl I loved having people stay with us. It didn't happen all that often, but I relished, with pure delight, having visitors in our home.

People fascinate me. Their life, different than mine in so many ways, is intriguing - I love to learn all about them. What a wonderful privilege to share time with them. I always feel so very honored.

So hopefully my home will continue to have an open door. Hopefully people will still be joining us for seasons of time. Hopefully it will all continue.

And so will switching bedrooms!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Paige said...

"I'm not good at communication and relationships"

Did Darlene Sinclair write that line?!

:0)

1:38 AM  
Blogger sam said...

We have some soon to be college students who talk of coming back to the North Country. Can we put in reservations? :)

5:58 PM  
Blogger Darlene Sinclair said...

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6:23 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

who will be nesting? i have to know so i know who to direct my jealousy towards. . . =)

6:57 PM  
Blogger j. said...

I shall second the remark of lore'

4:57 PM  

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