Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Priceless treasure... 82212f.jpg

Middle daughter and her two kiddos arrived here from Ghana ten days ago.

They're staying in our spare room, although the kiddos love to camp out on our bedroom floor most nights.

This morning, they all went to spend the day at a friend's house.

I'm home alone for the first time in ten days.

It's quiet, and I did look forward a bit to morning devotions uninterrupted.

But first, I tromped down the stairs for a refill in my coffee cup and a leftover blueberry muffin from yesterday's breakfast.

Then, I decided to unload and reload the dishwasher and tidy up the kitchen.

Oh, and shake out the area rugs that the kid's tracked bark dust in on, then run a quick vacuum over the wood floors.

Might as well put a load of laundry on to wash, too.

The kitchen trash needs taken out as well, so I step outside and see… 82212h.jpg

the kiddie pool moved to a new spot, so a permanent circle isn't left in the lawn… 82212e.jpg

oldest granddaughter's bike and helmet not put away after yesterday evening's bike ride... 82212g.jpg

only grandson's bike helmet was left out too, as was the fork from last night's s'mores, made while we sat around the fire... 82212d.jpg 82212c.jpg

a paper airplane lies on the patio, while another half dozen are here and there inside the house when I step back in the patio door… 82212a.jpg

I also see the books we all checked out on a trip to the library yesterday, here and there and everywhere, so I corralled them in a basket…

Finally, I head up to my office and open Proverbs 15.

I'm charting the contrast between the wise and the foolish.

I'm stopped dead in my tracks at verse 6.

"In the house of the righteous, is great, (priceless), treasure…"

I smile to myself, and know it's true.

I've seen it all around me all morning long,

and I can't wait until those rambunctious, noisy grandkids of mine walk back in the door.

Still following,



  1. Oh Elizabeth, your story of love and family is so ripe and delicious. I see your sweet sweet heart so clearly here. I can't wait for that season. And when I go to clean up, straighten up, put things back, I hope I ALWAYS remember this verse, gentle correction it will be. To focus rightly, always on what and who is important. TRULY. Your wisdom blesses me. Oh and they are far away from you now.:( So glad you had this visit. :)

  2. It really is all about how you choose to look at something. You definately chose the best way. Life sure is a lot more fun when you do choose to see it in it's best light. Then again, this one is pretty easy because grandchildren are just about the best thing they ever invented.

  3. Perspective is everything! I know your heart is full from having your children/grandchildren back at home! How very precious this season is at your house!

  4. I couldn't agree more! Enjoying your family must be so sweet right about now!

  5. Oh how I will miss it when my children are grown and gone and their messes with them. I love your thoughts...

  6. Just what I needed today as I sit in the middle of chaos from interchanging rooms and furniture while my dear ones move into our small home for a time. Giving thanks for the precious ones.

  7. Thank you for sharing your treasures with us today. I can't wait to have grandkids!


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