Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekly Gratitudes {coffee talk and vintage sofas}

Like any other week there is lots to be thankful for. But what is at the forefront of my mind is my husband's brother and his family. They are a gift to us. And this morning I spent a large chunk of time with my sister in love (because in law sometimes has all those negative connotations) over coffee. We talked life and kids and ministry. And the best news of all, that they are moving much closer to us in a few weeks.

Excited seems like an understatement. And we are so thankful that they will be closer.

We talked life stuff and how sometimes God seems quiet, how it feels like there is no momentum in what we are doing. And then she said something that I can't get out of my head: maybe sometimes we feel like we're staying still because God is preparing us for a wild ride. It's like stalling out at the top of the hill, when you do that little dance with the clutch and just end up rocking back and forth. Maybe that's not such a bad place to be, metaphorically. Maybe that's where God is doing his prep work. And so those God sized dreams I have been thinking about, those are just being made ready while I'm idling at the top of the hill. I was encouraged when I realized that I'm not the only one who sometimes feels stalled, and that a season of adjustment is just that: a season. And so I'm holding on to that. That and the knowledge that our little town is about to grow by six awesome family members.

And in other thankful news, I'm getting Christmas decorations out. Yes, haters don't hate. I can talk on and on about Thanksgiving while getting ready for Christmas with a thankful heart.

Finally, I'm thankful for the addition of two new couches in our house. We've done the furniture dance around here lately, moving from one sectional to another and now to these couches that were in Zac's grandparents house. I feel like these were meant to be. I adore them. I'm sure there will be more pictures to come. But I'll give you a peek.

Check out the ruffle at the bottom? Couldn't you just die!? I love this. These are a good 40 years old; they have been recovered, going from a sweet orange/peach/gold pattern to this lovely brown. And they are happy here.

And all of that makes me happy.

1 comment:

  1. i am happy for you. happy for family being close, for sweet couches, and for idling and for whatever ride God is preparing for you.


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