Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Beginnings

Last night was the first night I've spent in our new home. We only moved the beds over so the rooms are still sparkling clean and empty. It was wonderful to have that new carpet smell around you with every corner in perfect order. I got up this morning and did sit ups and stretched, showered, read scriptures and came downstairs to my shiny kitchen (empty) where I opened the cupboards to fresh grapes, ham and whole grain bread. I ate on the back porch as the birds sang around me.

As I sat there I had to be grateful for new beginnings. It is so awesome that Heavenly Father set up this earth so that every night we end the day and every morning we get a fresh start. There is something about our natures that thrives on subtle change- that relishes the new. Every new year I set goals that usually last until the doldrums of February. At the start of summer we have new focus on the family. With the autumn comes the start of more routine and with the Christmas season we awaken a sense of tradition.

So yesterday when we had finished unpacking the first load off the trailer I sat in a circle with my children and asked what new element they wanted to add to their lives with this new beginning. One was going to keep their room cleaner, another wanted to read more, Sarah wanted nobody to go in HER room. We'll see how we do but it is a wonderful thing. I'm going to plan my days and live my plan. At least for the month of June- well, what's left of it anyway.


Rebecca Talley said...

Great post. It's never too late for a new beginning.

Katrina said...

We will be moving into a new house soon. Fortunately it is only around the corner from our rental and in the same ward. I'm glad the spirit moved you and whatever it is you are to do there may you be blessed.
The idea of everything being clean and new is very appealing, isn't it! :)

Candace E. Salima said...

Christine - how wonderful for you. I liked the description of new beginnings. Alvin and I are going to try and buy a home sometime next year, when things even out for us.

jaroldeen said...

Welcome to your new house! I assume your phone number's the same, so I'll give you a call. I want a new beginning, but Carlos won't let me knock down any walls, maybe I just need to eat breakfast on my patio more often and greet the day. I love your blog.

Love, Jaroldeen

Tristi Pinkston said...


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