Dear reader, these last three months had been busy as I published a few blog articles in advance, prepared for house-guests and spent time with my out-of-the-country family. It was such a blessing to see my loved ones again!
In the meantime, one of our major and one of our minor appliances gave up the ghost, both of our computers crashed and we have a fridge that is on life support! :) Yet, life goes on... And I am happy to have this one computer repaired and running which gives me this opportunity to update you all.
It was heart-wrenching to embrace family and be forced to let them go. Everything bottled up inside that you never realized you held so strongly, it overflows into the heart, and aching tears spill in abundance. When all the good-byes have been said, it leaves you with a sense of loneliness and longing.
But I am grateful. I am grateful for the piles of laundry that need attention. I am grateful for the appliances that need tending. I am grateful for the messes in the corner that had been neglected during our visit.
For this is where the homemaker will find solace -- in the home. She will embrace those daily rituals, beautify them and invest her time and energy into what is standing before her. She will receive strength from this calling because of He that has called her to it. Whatever has left you hanging last year or whatever remains unfinished this year, I encourage you to "welcome home" as a healer. It is the pleasantest of distractions.
"Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
~ Nehemiah 8:10
Epilogue: With that being said, I will be diving back into the blog next week as I share about the Back to Basics Living Bundle. This is the opportunity that encouraged me to write our Ebook in the first place and I am excited to be a part of it. I will be sharing some tutorials, tips and other goodies next week from the wonderful resources that I think you will appreciate! There are so many fun and useful parts of homemaking and I hope these upcoming posts will inspire you to enjoy being home!
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