Sunday, November 29, 2009

sCrAbBlEd WeLcOmE

I was preparing the final touches for company to arrive to spend a weekend in our home.

Making my home welcoming is important to me.
It should be clean.
If that isn't completely possible, it should at least look clean -
 with messy things hidden in my bedroom and in the garage.
My home should smell clean - candles, potpourri, whatever it takes.

I make sure basic needs can be met easily, that guests have access to snacks, tissue, water, towels, etc.

This time I wanted that extra touch.
I wanted them to read my warm welcome as soon as they entered the living room
after a three hour drive through Friday rush- hour traffic.

I spent 15 minutes I should have been cleaning and spelled out a  greeting for our special guests with the  Scrabble tiles I keep in a bowl my husband made in his high school shop class.

As soon as I walked away to hide something else in my bedroom,
 I heard the smooth wood tiles sliding off their holders and back into the bowl.

This is the greeting ONE of my children wanted to use instead.

I won't tell you his name to protect the guilty.

I was slightly annoyed, and made him change it back.


 A few days later, a new-improved greeting welcomed me.

Ah, peace in the valley again.


  1. A lovely personalized greeting. And I do love both your sons sense of humour and the scripture!
    Great post.

  2. Oh Mindy, I love your greeting (though the second was rather funny too...;-}

    You have given me an idea of collecting some scrabble pieces. This would be fun for practicing spelling AND for my new daughter who will be learning English.

    thanks sweet friend!

    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted


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