Today I'm joining Cindy from I Owe It All To Him
for her "Sanctuary" Linky invitation. This will definitely be at the top of my list of my favorite linky parties. It's a time to share our "Sanctuary". This is where we get to share our most meaningful place. A place where your prayers are said and a place where you go to find comfort.
My Sacred space is the place in my home where time seems to stand still.
This is the place where we begin our mornings with prayer and where my Husband and I have serious and private conversations.
This is where we prayed for a dear couple we love, who lost their baby unexpectedly and is now an Angel above. This is the place we talk to our kids of long past relatives, like their great grandparents they never got to hug or kiss.
This is where my husband gave me the sad news that our long time friends were getting divorced. This is also the place where I found comfort when a dear friend of mine called me one day to say that a monster had taken her nine year old's innocence away, and the many tearful conversations that followed. Including the day we were finally able to breathe, as she told me the monster was taken and locked away where he couldn't hurt any more children.
It's the place my husband and I hugged when our neighbor died of cancer, much too young. It's also the place where I made homemade gifts and packaged movie videos, books, and a wig to deliver to another very close friend who was going through chemo therapy. And also the place where we prayed when we found out she was cancer free.
Through all this we prayed at this very place.
This is also the place where many "interesting" things happened. The day my friend's son and my two boys wanted to experiment to see what would happened if they shook a two litter bottle of grape soda. With curiosity, they opened the bottle and suddenly it was raining purple soda inside my kitchen. My walls, table and floor turned purple. The three boys decided, on their own, never to do this again when they found themselves wiping everything down. But, given that I love Prince, the Purple Rain was pretty cool to experience at least once in my lifetime.
This is also a family gathering place. It's where the women in our families and female friends gather to chop chiles and tomatoes for the salsas we make during family festivities.
It's a spiritual place as well as a learning place. Our boys work on homework and my husband and I tutor them at this very place. It's a place where we pass on to our boys our family traditions and values. It's where we wrote our Family Mission Statement and remind each other of it every day. It's the safe place we retrieve to during earthquake drills, and the place I found my little son under the table during an earthquake on July 29th 2008.
The walls are very special, they hold our memories in pictures. Every month I switch out the photos on the wall. Photos I place there are family and friend's gatherings, outings, vacations, etc. Today I have photos that were taken at Disneyland. The boys decided they wanted to try out for the Jedi Academy.
You would look like this if you had to fight Darth Vader too:
May God's force be with you.
Vaya con Dios.
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