Friday, October 16

Little things

This weekend will one of celebration at our house.

Tomorrow we will join with other families to celebrate the 15th anniversary of our children's school. Ever since we moved to North Carolina back in 2002, our kids have been part of a little classical school. The school started 15 years ago with just Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. As of this year, it's a full-fledged K-12 school. Our middle son will be a member of its second graduating class next year. It's still a little school, but it's a little school with a big heart.

And then on Sunday we'll participate in the first Sunday-morning worship service of a little church. We're helping to start a new church. We've been meeting for several months on Sunday evenings, and we've finally found a place to meet on Sunday mornings. So Sunday will be a big event for our little church.

These big events for two little organizations so close to our hearts have gotten me to thinking. And I think that perhaps I really like little things. Maybe that's the real description of a mother's job: lots and lots of little things to do, little jobs to accomplish, little tasks to perform.

But you know the old saying: "It's the little things that make a house a home." Thank God.


  1. Those two institutions sound like extended family. And family celebrations are the best kind, I think!

    I clicked over from your comment on Nesting Place. I thought I need to check out this girl who likes the colors that are in our house. Lo and behold, I think we are kindred spirits. I found your remake of an ottoman you recovered with large houndstooth. You should go check my latest post! I almost squealed when I saw you had my ottoman's cousin.

    Okay, I am weird and I will leave you alone now. :)

  2. Congrats on both the school growing and the beginning of a new church.

  3. This post really hit home with me today as I am aching over our current church, also a new church, so it's so nice to hear this good news.

    I'm so happy for your kids school and your new church. Cherish all the goodness. Hugs.

  4. May the Lord bless your church plant! We attend one of the biggest churches in Charlotte, and our Sunday School class is twice the size of most churches we have attended. We have been involved in a number of church plants. Small things are nice. So is being a mom! Blessings!

  5. "Little is much when God is in it." Enjoy all of your moments this weekend!

  6. Beautifully stated!

    May the Lord bless your efforts this weekend!

  7. Richella, ggirl, once again you speak to my heart and exactly where I am today. Hubby just got home and I was excited to tell him everything I had completed and marked off my "to do" list. But as I read the list, I realized that nothing alone sounded like a big deal - is it *really* such a big deal that I managed to get son an appointment in to see his asthma doc next week? Or that I finally finished clipping and organizing coupons and making a shopping list? But yet, without me doing these little things, our family and our way of life would slow but surely deteriorate. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of these little things.

    And know that out here in cyberspace, we are celebrating your little things too. I hope to get the kids into a small charter school, starting with kindy for daughter next year, and hope to be in your shoes with graduation down the road. Take care and enjoy the little things this weekend and always!


  8. How exciting! I'm praying the Lord grows your church body not only with other believers, but closer to Him, as well! Having a place where you can truly worship God is SOOOOO important!

    And the growth of a school is exciting, too! Your kids will be so close with their classmates for the rest of their lives!


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