May 1, 2006

apple-licious

We have an "apple kitchen" again.

After a year of using the cups, plates, dishes, and space of others, we are using our own things again. Maybe this means nothing... or maybe this means everything. All I know is that yesterday my wife got to break out our stuff and this morning we ate off of it for breakfast.

Having your own space seems kind of selfish in a world with so many needs, and yet it feels "right" somehow. I don't know how to describe it, other than those times when you come back from a trip and you get to sleep in your own bed or take a shower in the bathtub you're familiar with. I'm even getting to learn more and more about the street we live on... like the different people who live on it as well as the Mormons who frequent the area (and as a side note, they stopped by on moving day and we had a little "chat").

We still have a lot to set up, and yet that's okay because it's an area of ownership for us. To clarify, though, before we walked in as a family on Saturday morning we all touched the door handle and prayed together. In our prayer we thanked God for this place to live and asked him to help us to use it for his glory so that others might feel welcome. As it turns out when we had to leave on Saturday afternoon to go to my graduation (which I'll write more on later), we had some friends hanging out and playing cards in the midst of our boxes.

Like I said... feels "right" for some reason. Hmm...
"In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you." (John 14:2)

7 comments:

David Moss said...

Congrats on persevering thru your journey. From your description, I would agree - your home sounds/feels right. I remember in one of our "moves" the best sign for me was when a 7 y.o. boy road his bike into the garage, among all of the boxes, and said "Hi, my name is Matt - have any kids?"

He became my son's best friend....

Sandra said...

very cool. I pray it continues to be a blessing to you and your family.

Jon Knapp said...

In thankfulness for all the ways God has blesses us . . . The kindness from his hand.

Darius said...

To live in a place that you love is truly fortunate indeed. In our Father's house, in terms of this world, there are also many street corners and torture chambers.

Jayleigh said...

Rock on!!!

BTW I have the exact same apple patterned things in my kitchen!!

Cindy Woods said...

Awesome awesome awesome...I am so happy for you and your family. May God continue to bless you by leaps and bounds..

Tony Myles said...

Thanks! And Darius... I couldn't agree more.