"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." ... James 1:17
The shelves for the new window arrived today!
See, months ago I'd wanted to place a hutch beside the window, but there's really not enough room (too near the stairs and would most likely throw the whole feng shui/chi way, way off). Then I found that perfect painting so out went the hutch idea and then I imagined a garden window where I could display a few items and also start seedlings and herbs and well, it's not even close to being a hutch, but I am absolutely delighted with this new toy.
I'll probably change what's up there, like, every 3 days.
Today's lesson? Stay open to possibilities rather than believing--if things aren't one certain way--my world will be second-rate/ruined/over. God can continually surprise us when He knows we'll appreciate anything He drops down to us and when we (truly) trust that He knows better than us about, well, everything.
(Someday I'll paint the sill and inner frame, but hey. I'm still on vacation. Give me a break. heh.) And in case you wondered, the new window cranks open and has a deeper frame/sill than the old one which enabled us to have the glass shelves put in.
"... and be content with what you have..." ... Hebrews 13:5
(When we finally get new neighbors in the grey house, the yard will look much nicer.) :)
Ok, you'll laugh but .... Here's the view from our couch through the new picture window. And see that itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny strip of blue in the center? That's the river. No, really! :) (And I've even zoomed it a bit closer.)
And yeah, it's a good thing that my far-away vision still works great. I can watch boats and water-skiers and seagulls and people on bicycles and -- I'm beyond grateful.
The trees and squirrels and birds are quite cool to watch, also. It's a busy place out there!