I remember as a little girl loving going to my Auntie Robby's house. She had some fun activities for us to do and the best toys. (Perhaps they weren't the best toys but they were different than my toys and I was usually not bored playing with them). She was gentle and kind with me. A soft place to land.
I want to be that kind of mom. I want the kind of home my children's friends want to play at (and hang at when they are older).
Recently I babysat one of my friend's little boys for the day. He participated in preschool with us and we all made Rice Krispie squares together and played a game. Well when his dad came to pick him up you may have thought he went to Disneyland for the day. He was so excited to recount the day's events to his dad right when the man walked in the door.
For that day I was that mom. I had that kind of home.
My prayer is for my house to always be welcoming and for people (children and adults) to love coming here.