A few years into our marriage, I thought I had to have everything thing a house to make it home. I had seen so many homes beautifully decorated. The perfect home that I had always dreamed about. Beautifully flowing drapes, colour coordinated cushions on the couches that looked so comfortable, perfect dining table, creaseless bedcovers over the bed, wall mounts that were breath-taking, the pots, the urns, the gardens, the crockery, the table cloth, the runner, the flower vases, the photo frames, the chandeliers etc.. I dreamt of a home like this and was always left dissatisfied because we dint have even a tenth of what I have mentioned above.
At the time of writing letter this to you, your papa and I are married for about 6 years and this is what I have learnt – The people make the house a home. Your papa always told me this, even if we have all the things that I have mentioned and more, it would just be a well decorated house but not a home. The love that we share makes a home.
It takes years to put together a well decorated house. Its better that way. Putting together a home with your loved ones takes time, effort and patience.
As you grow up, you might find our home to be well decorated, but remember that it was not always like this. We started from scratch. When you set up your home, my dear daughter, remember to take one step at a time. Don’t rush. Don’t think that you must have it all to make a home. All that you require is a loving people who are content to make a happy home. You can have it all and not be happy or you can have nothing and still be happy. Its how you train yourself. May you be satisfied in the saving grace of Christ and be happy like Apostle Paul of the Bible who learnt to be content with plenty or when in famine.