This post is my favorite NieNie post ever. My husband had just been in a biking accident a month eariler. He had sustained a brain injury. He had just been in the hospital for close to a month and had just returned home to what we were afraid would be months of rehabilitation and therapy. My two children were feeling neglected from my long hours that I had spent at the hospital over the prior month, and they were missing their daddy. I was also 7 months pregnant with our 3rd child. Reading this post helped me to keep things in perspective. This life, and this past month had only been, “but a moment” in our exsistence and we would receive blessings for our diligence. Our family would mend itself soon. Our Marriage+Our Children (and future Child) = Treasure!
Originally posted May 19, 2008
Mr. Nielson recently got home from a business trip to San Fransisco.
When the car pulled in the garage 4 happy little children ran out to greet the families breadwinner. Daddy was home. I was in the kitchen, preparing dinner. Perfect timing.
Mr. Nielson bounded through the door with the children practically stuck to his body.
In his hands were a dozen deep red roses wrapped in newspaper.
It was a sweet welcome home gift.
We pondered over the weekend what pulls our time. Work, yoga, airplanes, travel, blogging, and school. It was another vivid reminder that what matters most is what is none of the above, but rather what abides with us in our humble home.
Our Marriage + Our Children = Treasure.
Claire, Jane Bronwyn, Oliver and of course our little critter the gigs Nicholas.
Our marriage matters most, and our church activity.
With the right perspective, life is actually very wonderful. Really it is.
I saw a funny bumper sticker yesterday on a beat-up jalopy. It read:
"Don't be fooled by my car, my treasure is really in heaven."
Is my treasure in heaven? I believe it is, and I believe my home is heaven on earth.