A place on earth where my family would know unconditional love and acceptance. But more than that, a corner of this earth where their world would be just LOVELY… like when you bite into a piece of exquisite chocolate cake. My desire was that home would a refuge, a haven.
My dining room:
My living room:
And maybe lovely is too shallow a word but it encompasses my goal for my family. Their dinners would be lovely, their rooms would be lovely, their parents would be lovely to them.
Your unique qualities make you qualified to be the wife and mother to your family. Despite Oprah’s message to live your best life, my message is
You are God’s gift to your children and husband as they are to you.
My difficult childhood made me uniquely qualified to care for my family in my way. It may not be the right way, it may not be the way others would raise their family but I am the best mother to my children and the best wife to my husband.