Nov 14, 2008
Flawed...or is it??
I just did something stupid. Both girls asleep and I am working on the quilt for Malia's new bed. I'm really enjoying myself. :) UNTIL...I finish cutting a strip with my handy little fabric slicer (I don't know what it's really called) and realize I am on THE TABLE!! Not the mat that is supposed to be UNDER the blade of the slicer. I nearly hyperventilate as I pull back the fabric and see the above mark (you may have to enlarge the photo), almost the entire width of the table, left where I cut.
We just bought this table a year and a half ago I've really tried to keep nice. Well, guess who scratched it up. Not my kiddos. :) So I was really distraught, but then this mark got me thinking. I guess it would be pretty dull to have a home straight out of a decor magazine. What makes a home a home? I think it's the little marks/stories/flaws/impressions we leave on each other that makes our family unique. Unlike any other. In a way, it's kind of exciting to think about the "marks" that are being and will be left in our home and the stories we'll have to tell about them one day.
I've been having similar thoughts regarding my post-two children body. My kids have physically left their mark on me. I could see it as a loss, or I can see it as something actually pretty beautiful and exciting. I am different now that I have had these children. I cannot be separated from the reality of that. It's kind of cool.
So anyway...my initial freak out turned into these thoughts. May our home and yours be filled with it's many memorable "marks" and the stories that God writes into your lives.