Home is not just a house.
It is not just family who lives there.
Home is a place for the heart. A place to belong. A place to feel comfy.
When my older children come "home", it isn't just to see us.
It is to be where their hearts belong until they establish a home of their own.
I am learning to step back and let them take charge of their own ideas.
To detach and not feel responsible for making all the action happen.
Or even feeding everybody all of the time!
I love it when they take the initiative.
Their ideas are so fresh and so fun!
Our outdoorsy celebrations for Christmas and New Year felt like stepping into instagram.
It was beautiful to see everything unfold.
New faces and new friends change the dynamics.
It keeps my heart young.
I don't need to keep up.
It is interesting to step make more as an observer.
I love the vibrant energy of young people.
I don't need to be in the center of the action.
I get to cuddle the grandbabies!
Having little ones in our home brings back the wonder and delight of giving gifts.