Some people are stitched into the quilt of your family in the most unexpected ways. The Mr. and I have been blessed with “adopting” (housing) two of our friends for the time being. Most people would think that after just having a baby that this would be a burden on a new family unit. However, I entirely disagree! I’ll expound.
“A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that stickers closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24
When God gives you much. When you have something to give in return. When there is a need in someones life that you can meet in an honorable way. Do it as unto the Lord. My husband has the gift of a huge heart. When it comes to family, friends, or even complete strangers. I find myself usually being more of the icy, pessimistic, and “let me think about it” type of person in our marriage. Thomas is the ying to my yang and he balances out my lack luster personality traits wonderfully as God has revealed to me over our time together.
I am continually and unashamedly humbled by this wonderfully habitual nature of his. So much so, that I decided I wanted to host a Friends-giving dinner for those friends who are stitched into our daily family routine now. This was a way to honor my husband by honoring his friends who in turn have become mine as well. I look fondly at these pictures because it feels like our family has expanded beyond the baby if only for a short time, and that is something to indeed celebrate! I enjoy the company, the conversations, and ultimately knowing that this home of ours is being used for more purpose than just housing an occasional visitor and my own, but helping friends get a leg up in life for whatever reason they need.
So before December takes the stage and November thankfulness is speedily overshadowed, I wanted to say Happy Friendsgiving! May you always find comfort in this home and wherever your journeys lead you. Till next post!
All is Grace,