It is January 2013. I am sitting at our kitchen table in our new home as the rain is falling. Yes rain in January! Our grass is even growing. Life has been a whirlwind over the past year and even more so over the last month. Christmas, New Year and then moving into our home.
We have been so blessed and we want to be able to bless others. As I unpack the house I am trying to see it through the eyes of the people who will visit us and stay with us. I have put a basket of “goodies” in each bathroom. Small bottles of shampoo, body wash, lotion and conditioner. There is also a shower cap and an eye mask for sleeping. Eventually I want to have a makeup mirror in every dresser in the bedrooms as well as a luggage rack. Just little things to welcome friends and family. I can’t wait to start hanging up some pictures and putting out my favorite books. I have so many projects that I want to get started and complete. But first I have to get unpacked!
One of my goals for this year is to get my journal about Tonia’s death completely edited so I can share it with anyone that God sends my way. I believe that it might help to know that we have gone through the loss of Tonia and all of the surrounding issues and that God has made us stronger. I want it to encourage other marriages and families to be able to grow closer to God and to each other. It will be complete at just the right time.
For now I am going to unpack a few more boxes and try to organize a few more areas. I can’t wait to open up my home to you!