Refrigerators talk. And I don’t just mean the contents, although peeking inside one is sure to give some clues about the owners’ eating habits and cleaning habits.
I’m talking about the doors, and what they say about their homes and the people who live there.
In our previous house, the front of the fridge was almost completely hidden. I remember walking by it one day, glancing over, and thinking to myself, This won’t last. I’ll turn around, or blink, and it will all be different. And so I decided to preserve this fleeting era in our family scrapbooks. (I even rolled with the theme by making the page all crooked and cluttered.)
Our busy life is reflected in the chaos on our refrigerator door. Sports schedules, homeschool schedules, awards, reminders, artwork…it’s all there, a reminder of our busy schedule & our rich, full life. I know our fridge door won’t always look like this, though, & one day I’ll look at its nice, clean surface…..& be a little wistful thinking about the busy days gone by. But for now, I’ll just enjoy the chaos!
Fast forward a couple of years. In our current home, the fridge front is usually bare.
If you looked around the corner you’d see one wallet-sized picture of a very special family I want to remember to pray for every day. That’s it. And to be honest, sometimes I already miss seeing all the things that made that “mess” on the old fridge. So it made me happy when I dragged into the kitchen one morning to find these little additions from our teenage son, attached to the refrigerator door.
And when I turned around and glimpsed the island where he’d spelled out his name in pretzels, I knew there was another page that needed to be created, so a second, simpler fridge page was born to better reflect the way things are at this stage.
What does your refrigerator say about you? Have you snapped a picture so you’ll always remember it? How about doing that today?