Years ago, when I started this blog, it was called “Delighting in Dirty Carpet”. I shared about the joys of adoption, mothering, hosting, all while embracing the mess that comes with a busy full life. A life that is overflowing with sticky fingers, messy feet, animals, mounds of laundry, birthday parties, sleep overs, cook outs, friends passing through, and always always always a gaggle of
Over the years I have learned the art of letting things go in order to embrace the people in my life. I have learned much to my dismay, I really can survive without new counter tops and an updated kitchen. I really can let looming projects loom a really long time in order to be present in the moment with my kids. In a world (my world) of limited resources I can’t have it all. I can’t do it all. I have to choose. Something has to go.
While I love my home and am super grateful, I have not had everything the way I would dream. I have to daily practice contentment. Praise Him and be thankful for what I DO HAVE (my beautiful family) and not focus on what I don’t (a perfectly pulled together shiny clean home). I am guessing I am not the only one in that boat.
People over things. That is my choice. EVERY TIME. If I have to choose. People will win. For the sake of authenticity…please don’t misunderstand….I would rather NOT have to choose. I would rather have both 🙂
So having said all that…….drum roll please……I am excited to announce that I am no longer “Delighting in Dirty Carpet” I am “Celebrating Clean Carpet”. EEEEEKKKKKKKK. New, never walked on by dirty feet – carpet was laid in our house today. I am giddy excited. In fact I am a bit embarrassed by how over the moon I am. I will admit I plopped myself down right in the middle of the den floor and made “clean carpet angels” as soon as the carpet fellas were pulling out of the driveway….the kids were not very impressed with my wild display of enthusiasm.
As we are preparing to bring home another medically fragile princess I am beyond thrilled to know we have C.L.E.A.N. floors.
Mamma will rest well tonight. Mae- we are on our way sweet love and you have a lovely clean den floor waiting on you.