walking in the door…
Coming home is such a relief. Opening the door automatically feels like you can let it all hang out.
I want my kids to feel like they’re walking into a refuge of love when they cross the threshold of our home. (Even though I talk about my kids coming home from school here it’s important to say that I do this for my husband, too, when I hear the garage door go up at the end of his work day.)
Since I work from home I get the benefit of being the person that is already in the house each day when the people I love bust in the door from work or school.
I’ve noticed that a pause in the day (and stopping my work) along with a couple of little things can make coming home for family members feel loving and safe. When I stop what I’m doing and throw my arms around the people I love after they’ve been away and hard at work there’s a difference in the way the rest of the evening goes.
Familyness Minute: Episode 3
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When each person feels noticed and actually seen there is more harmony in our home, each person is more helpful, and there’s a feeling of confidence that they are cared for…
And it’s refreshing for me after a long day of work to pause the day and really be with the people that I love.
Love after a long day is a wonderful thing.
What ways do you greet your spouse and kids when they arrive home?
(I’d love hear! Tell me in the comments below…)