Monday, May 10, 2010

Of Bookcases and Fallen Trees



So on Saturday Tom and I visited a cozy old bookshop with mostly collectible (expensive) books and I told him I was very inspired to display my own books in better ways than shoved into my closet or sitting upon the floor of our guestroom. And we both sorta regretted getting rid of that dark bookcase you see in the above photo, the one against the wall from our former house. Sorta, because one leg was unnattached and it was the heaviest, most awkward piece of furniture God ever created. But it sure held a bunch of books.


Well. Guess what Naomi gave me for Mother's Day? This bookcase, below.




We were amazed! I mean, it was reminiscent of the one we gave away, yet light enough for me to carry upstairs, alone (that old, former bookcase would have killed me had I attempted that). It holds all my favorite books which were hidden and scattered and has two glass doors. I love the look of books behind glass.

Happy sigh.

Remember how Tom and I frequent yard sales and get all excited about curb-side treasures, too? And remember that Bible verse which tells us to, "train up our children in the way they should go and when they're old they won't depart from it"? Well, we must have done something right. Naomi found this bookcase on the curb. :)


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P.S. Naomi always gives the most perfect gifts. She did not inherit that from her mother. Nor her father. Uh, no. She gets that from God--there is no other explanation. And so not only do these presents come from our daughter, but from God, Himself. At least, that's the way I see it.


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Need more excitement? On Saturday, after 24 hours of strong winds, our neighbors' tree split and fell across their driveway and the street, crushing their mailbox.



Emergency crews arrived right away, which was a comfort. They blocked our street and used chainsaws to cut-up the fallen (huge) limb.



Poor old tree. Most likely it will be completely taken down. The whole Buffalo area lost quite a few trees this weekend...

3 comments:

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What a wonderful daughter! The perfect gift for you, Debra. And not only found from the curb, but a bookcase which means she really knows you well and what would please you......

Deborah Raney said...

I just LOVE that story about Naomi's gift! How very perfect, and what a gift to HER to know how fitting her gift to you was.

Glad you had a happy Mother's Day!

Joyce said...

The bookcase is a great Mother's Day gift. Love that she found it curbside; Naomi does take after you. That's so sweet.