Originally Posted: May 28, 2012
I love loud noises. More specifically, (And probably more accurately) I like, no love, the sounds of a noisy house filled with people I love. It’s unlike anything else in my life. I always like to remember this random memory from my childhood. It’s so random to me that I can’t remember how old I was or what time of year it was, I remember the sound. It was my mom, dad, sister, me and my cousin’s family and we decided to sleep out in the living room on a ton of blankets. I remember waking up so clearly the next morning. I did a quick scan of the room. Everyone else had already gotten up. I let my head fall back onto my pillow and shut my eyes. Everyone was being so loud, I could hear them talking and smell the breakfast they were preparing. It was the most soothing moment in, probably my entire life. I felt so safe and warm and loved. I loved my noisy house.
My houses/homes haven’t felt that way in a long time. Not since my sister passed away. She was loud. Boy, was she a loud person. If she was laughing down the street, you’d hear her and have no question. It was Ashley. She was so full of life, all the time. The house was never quiet with her in it.
I cling to that noise, I like hearing the sound of company. The sound of people enjoying each other. The sound of music being played and sung. The sound of a family, the sound of friends. It’s the best.
I get why God loves us so much. I mean I’m not going to pretend I completely understand the depths of God’s love for us, but I get it. People are so wonderful and beautiful. They’re handcrafted by the God of the universe. (And whatever is beyond that) I love people and it’s probably because we’re designed in His image. Anything good in us comes from God. The things I love about people are the things I love about Jesus.
I feel like I’m digressing. Anyways, I love the sound of God’s people, his children. I love how he has made them and how he cares for them. How he places his beauty in each and every person in unimaginably unique ways. It’s so cool. I love being around people.