I have prayed for a few things on a regular basis for a few years now. God answered two of them for me just in time for Christmas.
Ever since my daughter got married and moved away to North Carolina, my world was not right. I cried for weeks when she first left – I felt like she had died. It was terrible. I spent more time on the road going to visit her then I did anywhere else during the first year she was gone.
Even after the sharp pain of her leaving had subsided things just weren’t the same.
After some sad circumstances, my daughter surprised us two weeks before Christmas by moving back home! I had the best Christmas ever! It was the worst if I measured it on the money we did not have for gifts for everyone. But, who cares! My baby girl came home and all is right in my world.
The other prayer that is being answered is she came home mature and with a touch of OCD, lol! She can’t stand clutter! Everyday when I come home from work, she is in the middle of some big cleaning and tossing project. She is showing tough love with me, too. She wont’ let me whine and say I really need this or that; she listens, but then she ultimately decides if it stays or goes. That is a godsend for me! Deciding what to do with all this stuff was the hardest part next to the amount of stuff that needs gone through!!
I posted this photo on my Facebook page as a funny and because of what is happening at my house right now.
But it is more than that . . . my stress level is going down, my home is becoming homey and my daughter is happy that she is home and can help me. She would have never felt like that five years ago. She is enjoying tossing my stuff – maybe too much, lol!
This is what I came home to the other day – my “Tupperware” cupboard looked like it threw up on the kitchen floor.
Here is Jessie almost done with the mess. God love her! I can’t even crouch down like that with these achy knees and back of mine.
See, I wasn’t kidding . . . she loves what she is doing, lol! Plus, I think this is therapy for her after some of what she had to deal with before she came home.
My husband said that if we get the house cleaned of all the clutter he will work on finishing it by laying down floor coverings and finishing up the odds and ends that need done. We started remodeling back in 1991 and kind of ran out of money and energy. I have had plywood floors and windows and doors with no trim for over 21 years. So, knowing that maybe by this time next year I can have my house done is a HUGE incentive for me! Crazy, some women may want jewelry or a vacation – I am happy with linoleum and carpet. Hehehe!
If 2013 keeps going as it has these past few days, it will be the best year I have had in a long time.