A few weeks back I pondered what the Lord has in store for me as I looked at my third ACL reconstruction. You can read those musings here. And now that I am a whole week out, I’ve already seen some transformation in my life. So I thought I would share, because, well, why the heck not.
First, I’ve been forced to rest waaaaaay more than my nature leans toward. Seriously, I usually only sit once the kids are all in bed or when I need to use the bathroom (and even then I usually am bombarded by children’s needs). And in those moments I’ve spent a lot of time reading and cross-stitching. This is, by far, my least favorite “handicraft” that I do. Because you spend hours to complete one square inch of work. The end product is gorgeous, but the process, in my opinion, is long and tedious. Like recovering from ACL surgery?!?
But I’ve spent my moments thinking about the purpose of my home. Why I am a homemaker and a homeschooler. To take an account of the gifts each of my children are and the gifts they each have. And how to be the helper I was designed to be for my husband. The Lord has been asking me to really consider what the vision is for my home and my family. And while I haven’t formed a clear picture yet, I am pondering. And dreaming. And asking Him what his picture is for our family. I’ve been thinking about the dream and the function and am expectant that this lap around the mountain will leave me more purposeful in my days.
Just by chance I picked up this book from my moms house last time I was there:
And go figure, it talks about all the things God has been addressing…at least in the form and function of the physical space of home. “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful”
So it seems (at least one week into the process) that this lap around the mountain is a season of pruning, not blooming. Of refining and clarifying. And I’m ok with that.