Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted a house full of people. A place where people come in and out, open the fridge, curl up on the couch, peer over your shoulder, ask to borrow sugar…etc, etc, etc.
Here at Hogar El Camino, our home has taken on a new feeling. We like to call it “peaceful chaos.” It’s loud, it’s messy, it’s crazy, but it’s happy.
At any given moment of the day there will be teenagers, or small children, or even the neighbors dogs parading through the house. Maybe just visiting, maybe borrowing a cup of sugar (the kids, not the dogs), maybe needing help with homework, or maybe they just want to curl up on the couch and look at photo albums.
“Tia, can we listen to music?”
“Mommy, what’s for snack?”
“Tia, can I take the baby for a walk?”
“Wah, wah, wah” (That’s baby Kate…she’s hungry..again!)
Constant movement, but a whole lot of love.
Every now and again, I get that rushed, panic feeling…the dishes aren’t done, my kids aren’t wearing matching clothes, I’m late for a meeting, I haven’t spent one-on-one time with a certain child in forever…and all women know what I am talking about.
In the wise words of Ann Voskamp, “So what if your life’s going to be messy? Perfect isn’t the goal. Purpose is.”
Maybe instead of “peaceful chaos” I should dub our home “messy purpose.” 🙂