Thursday, May 17, 2012

Building a House, Making a Home

What does it take to build a house? What does it take to make a home?

The five-year old discovered Lincoln Logs in the playroom, and immediately set about building a house. We tried different techniques, laughed a little, almost cried when the golden lab knocked down our best-to-date effort. In the end, though, the standard building techniques worked best.

Eventually, we figured out how to craft a cozy little log-cottage -- roof still to come.

Making a home is a little bit like building a house: it takes a lot of trying different things, but tried-and-true techniques work best. There is sure to be laughter, as well as tears. And in the end, a home becomes a shelter as surely as a house does.