Turning a house into a home is hardly a result of obtaining pretty material possessions. It’s the love between those who dwell within those walls, however they are constructed, wherever they are constructed, that makes a house a home.
Our house is made a home as Reis and I seek God, for God is love (1 John 4:8) and God promises to make himself known to us if we seek him with all our heart (Deuteronomy 4:29). By seeking God, we are given the fruits of his spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, and self-control (Galations 5:22-23). These things make a truly comfortable, hospitable and welcoming home.
A) two birds given to me by my Brisbane family for Christmas;
B) driftwood Reis and I collected on our last date prior to his deployment;
C) dried flowers from a bunch given to me by a dear friend;
D) flowers from another dear friend, a book on the life of the stylish and beautiful Audrey Hepburn and a photo from our wedding day;
E) more wedding day pics, books from my childhood, teacup from our engagement party and rosemary in memory of soldiers past and present who have fought for this place we call home.