This past week we made another trip out to WI to pack up the rest of my mom’s belongings. It was hard to come to our childhood home to find nobody there. I wasn’t ready for the emotions that hit me as I walked through the door. Nobody there anymore. Quiet.
Life comes full circle. We come into the world with nothing and we leave with nothing. What people know of us is through the life we lead. Our possessions tell the story of what was important to us, what made us “happy” and gave us joy or lead us off track.
My mom loved old stuff. Canning jars, insulators- antique things. I guess that is where I get that too. I love the thought of a simpler time, gives me a sense of peace and appreciation.
I think our best investment is in people. Simply investing our time pouring into others through encouragement, prayer, and living by example. Sometimes I don’t do that very well. I get selfish and greedy. I lose focus and get off track.
I won’t take anything of value with me to heaven, but my eternal investments will be waiting for me when I get there- fellow souls who found salvation by my encouragement and walk.
-Pouring into people instead of things with you. Michele
Michele Bruxvoort is sure to draw you in with her delightful sense of humor and love for living life. She enjoys reading, repurposing, as well as remodeling the family home with her husband. Drawing from her life experience as wife, mom, and follower of Jesus, Michele brings you a very honest and real perspective on life. When you don’t find her writing, you can find her mowing lawns, stocking shelves, taking care of her grandbaby and tackling her latest life adventure.
Wisconsin native and empty-nester, she now makes her home with her husband of 27 years in the South West Prairie plains of Minnesota.