The Most Important Thing About Making A Home

by Jessica Heights on July 7, 2011 in Grace, Inspiration in Child Rearing, Nurture, Uncategorized

Homemaking is serious business, you know.

And amid all of the serious points of focus, over which we exercise the limited control we have, groping and grasping for things that only God can see the other end of, we must endeavor for a truly significant, but frequently overlooked aspect of homemaking:

making our family feel at home.

As important as it is for home to be a place of growth, learning, training for the first day of the rest of their lives, home must also be,

well,

home.

A place for a child to feel safe; to open her heart and be a little girl…even if she’s nearly grown up.

A place to find mercy and grace; a hug and a prayer when hurt closes in.

A place to run to when she needs shelter, where mom’s cover of love gives her a place to hide…and God’s love encloses her.

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Yes, our daughters need discipline and instruction, but like the most tender efflorescence, a little girl needs a warm, sunny environment, that she may take root in the fullness of God and truly,

truly,

bloom.


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Jessica seeks to be a safe place for her daughters day by day in the chambers of Muthering Heights.

Jessica Heights

Jessica is a passionately Christian, blissfully wed, full-time homemaker and mother of four. She is the author and founder of Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility, in which she encourages women as they blossom as mothers, wives, and conduits of grace. She is also a co-host of Relevant.

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Head Ant July 7, 2011

Thank you for the beautiful reminder.

Mimi2mykids July 7, 2011

Thank you for this sweet admonition: I REALLY needed to be reminded of this. My thirteen, almost fourteen, year old daughter tends to hold things in, and I am very aware of the fact that it stems from me instructing her too much and not just listening and loving.

KML July 7, 2011

I needed this today. It’s so easy to get caught up in the cleaning, meal prep, cleaning, diaper changes, cleaning……… I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately but it’s worth it to make this house a home.

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