When Geir and I married we bought an expensive and beautiful dining room farm table. It was massive. Now the little ones are here and we wanted something more intimate - so we sold the farm table on craigslist and bought this simple round table from Ikea. We love sharing meals, making art, playing games and having a cup of tea here. It truly is the heart of our home. In the corner of this space is a custom made cabinet that we had bought to house our TV - it worked well in our other home but now it serves as our art cabinet. I just orginaized it and I am so pleased with myself.
This cabinet now houses modeling beeswax, stockmar crayons, lots of thick water color paper, watercolor paint, brushes, kite paper, pencils,scissors, tape and random art supplies - oh and glue they love to glue. Spending time on art is pretty new to me. I am not an artsy person and either is Ella - but Vivian has a love for art. She amazes me not so much of what she produces (she is only 2) but her enthusiasm and concentration. Ella and I would rather spend our time standing on our heads on top of a balance beam. (because we are good at that) We have a balance beam and now we have a functional art cabinet. Can't wait for Vivian to teach me art!
I love this space. I love the energy in this space. I love the possibilities that unfold here everyday. I love this part of my home because we each have a place to call our own and yet it connects us to each other.
Our Mealtime Prayer
We are Thankful for the gifts of food and freedom
For the Hills to roam
For the beautiful sunset, and the Earth our Home.
For the Stars at night and the gentle Wind in the trees
And for our Family
We thank you Sacred Spirit for all of these
One of my favorite times of the day is listening to Ella and Vivian (very seriously) recite this prayer before a meal. I am very interested in learning about your mealtime prayers, please share if you have one.