This shocks me, but it was ten years ago that I told you I spied a wooden sign across a porch which said this:
"And they lived happily ever after."
Instant enchantment! Suddenly the folks who lived inside that house became a storybook family (of sorts). I even began strolling through that neighborhood more than before just to glimpse the pretty house with the whisk-me-away line.
A couple times since moving to Hobbit Cottage I'd considered hanging such a sign across the top of our front steps. Lots of people walk past our home and I wanted their eyes to go all dreamy as mine had.
Well, I forgot to tell you yesterday that this weekend at our first yard sale of the day, I found this:
It was upside down to me, across the table, but I gasped and with big eyes, casually reached over and grabbed it. And paid the nice young woman the $1 she asked.
Now, it's not the exact sign that I saw so long ago, but that's ok. It's close enough.
On this muggy morning, I placed the necessary cup hooks in the sign and the porch beam, crawled down from my ladder, then stood back and called it good. Because it is. And because God is good, also, to remind me that He doesn't forget the desires of my heart, even when I set them aside for awhile. Still He gets them to me--at the time He deems best.
Please just peek at the sign and ignore the ghastly stains on the beams. Some day/year we really will get them painted. I hope.
“Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. Work's important, family's important, but without excitement, you have nothing. You're cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what's coming.”
― Nicholas Sparks, Three Weeks With My Brother
Free Kindle Books:
I Want It Now!
The Outlaw Preacher
A Hope Revealed
My Snow in Summer is beginning to flower. Just last year I ordered a tiny little stem which came in a damp paper towel and now it's spread like crazy. Happy sigh.