I noticed something the other day. I actually want to have people over to my house. I know that sounds horrible. You may be wondering why I didn't want to have people over before. Let me explain. When I married Seth I got the sense that we would be the type to always have people over to our house whether they were old or young. Our house would always be full of friends and food and lots of fun (wow to many f's sorry about that but I couldn't help it). So over the course of our almost 4 years of marriage there have been countless times that I have wondered why I have had absolutely no desire what-so-ever to have anyone into my home. Don't get me wrong we've had friends over but they have been few and far between. As I have thought about why I haven't wanted people to come over there are a few reasons that come to mind. The main one being that my home has been my safe haven. A place of refuge that I was not willing to share with anyone except my husband. I wasn't ready for others to see some Gideon's things but I wasn't ready to pack them away either. I wanted my safe haven to be mine I couldn't share it. I wouldn't share it. I wasn't ready.
This last year I think I would have been ready except I got to welcome a beautiful baby girl into this world and everyone knows how that goes. It takes a few months to get adjusted to having a new baby at home whether it's your 1st or your 6th, it's an adjustment.
Over the course of the last 4 years the Lord has done a lot or revealing and healing of my heart. And so for the first time the other day I noticed that we've had more people over in the last 6 weeks than we have the 4 years before that. I must admit I have greatly enjoyed it. Saturday we had friends over; we talked, played football in the side yard, ate good food and played nerts (the best card game ever). It was so much fun! I think the tides have turned and the Lord is opening some new doors that have been fun to run through. So, if you live in the area and have some extra time on your hands come on over!