Maybe it’s different in your home.
But sometimes we cry in ours.
Someone gets their feelings hurt. Or gets mad and annoyed by a sister or a brother. Maybe even a parent.
And we have to work it out.
The reasons vary. Maybe the person was overtired . . . or oversensitive . . . or overlooked.
Or possibly just plain sinful and selfish.
But suddenly we can all feel it in the air.
So maybe it’s different in your home, but that’s how it goes down in ours.
And we have to remind each ourselves that we like each other.
And we never know how long we have together.
And that we never want to have regrets.
Because we’re family and we love one another.
A Small Reminder
We’re all feeling this very keenly right now as our days with Matthew’s parents – who have lived with us for over 17 years – are coming to a close. His dad had a small heart attack on Monday and it’s not the first. And Mom has been suffering from Alzheimer’s for several years now.
Each day is precious and every memory is pressed upon our hearts.
So we curled up in my in-law’s tiny television room last Saturday night to watch the Mariner’s baseball game. Something we’ve been doing together ever since we can remember. Eleven of us taking up every square of floor space to cheer on our favorite team.
One set of grandparents.
One set of parents.
Seven kids and one dog.
Dad reported the stats on each player and Mom yelled as loud as the rest of us. With our Avonlea cheering and shouting right along with her sisters and brothers.
None of us – except for maybe Dad – caring anything about the game, but deeply caring about each other. Mindful that this might be the last game we enjoy all together.
And so we want to make the most of every minute.
Loving each other.
Because, believe it or not, we sometimes forget.
We get so wrapped up in our offenses and the way we think it should be . . . that we let those things overshadow what is actually true and how we really feel about each other.
We need to be reminded.
We love each other.
Which is one of the reasons why we now have this new sign hanging up in our kitchen.
A small reminder that we love each other in a big way.
Isn’t this lovely?
One of our very talented readers here at Club31Women made this sign for me and you should have heard us all ooh! and aah! when I unwrapped the packaging. We were so blessed by this beautiful gift!
And, in case you recognized it, yes, it is based on the post I shared last last year, 12 Simple Things to Bring Peace Into Your Home.
And now hangs in a prominent place in our kitchen as a cheerful reminder to us all.
But wait . . . . It gets better!
Our kind friend and artist has offered to give a 10 % discount to the readers here at Club31Women too!
She if even offering this discount on all her signs to Club31Women readers! All you have to do is use the coupon code, CLUB31WOMEN, when you check out. How sweet is that??
You can check out more of her charming work here . . . .
Cheering for you too,
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Lisa is the happily-ever-after wife of Matt Jacobson and together they enjoy raising and home-educating their 8 children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She encourages women to embrace the rich life of loving relationships and the high calling of being a wife and mother. Lisa is the author of 100 Ways to Love Your Husband and her husband is the author of 100 Ways to Love Your Wife. Matt and Lisa are also the co-hosts of the FAITHFUL LIFE podcast where they talk about what it means to be a biblical Christian in marriage, parenting, church, and culture.