1. Calendar. It tells us where we need to be and when we need to be there every single day. If we didn't have a calendar permanently sticking to our refrigerator this might be one disorganized mama!
2. Galatians 6:9. The bible verse I need to be reminded of every time I walk by the refrigerator..."But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law." I believe this bible verse is wrote especially for me...which I need to read over and over in the mornings and at bedtime!
3. Pictures. Family pictures, friend pictures, pictures of cousins, pictures of our kids -- what better way to remember certain times if our lives.
4. Magnets. The magnets secure the pictures, the schoolwork, the recipes on the refrigerator. However, the importance of the magnets is that they tell the story of our traveling. From California to Wyoming to Florida...they are the reminders of our family journeys.
5. Finger-prints. These dirty fingerprints remind me that I am blessed with healthy, active, and independent children who can feed themselves. But, don't worry...I had to clean the fingerprints off:)
6. Schoolwork/Artwork. What better way to display our kids' excitement for school by displaying their work, notes of encouragement, or art projects they complete. With each picture, I can remember how big the smiles were on our kids' faces.
6. Important Phone Numbers. These give us a sense of security...those family, friends, and emergency contacts that are listed close by for our children and babysitters.
Daily I find myself reading Galatians 6:9 and looking at the calendar. But other times, I find myself just standing by the refrigerator and reminiscing about our family or our travels, looking at the kids' artwork, or just skimming over the other things hanging on the fridge. I realized how important the fridge is to us...it provides us with a need in life -- food -- but most importantly it tells our family's story.
Take a step back next time you walk by your refrigerator...what story does it tell?