A new piece of furniture is the most exciting thing rocking your world...
But I do love my new sideboard. I’ve been wanting one since last Thanksgiving when I realized I didn’t have enough space for both the people and the food.
DH has been indulging my quest, and we’ve happily snuck in little trips to antique stores as often as our schedules would allow (which hasn’t been terribly often lately.) And maybe as much as I love my sideboard, maybe I’ve loved spending time with him just as much. It’s almost felt like it did when we were dating-- just heading off on the spur of the moment, making the very most of every minute we have.
We’ve seen a lot of great pieces, but not great for us. They’ve either been wrongly shaped, or the wrong color of wood, or beat up, or too much money. But this one is perfect-- and it very nearly matches the china cabinet that we bought a few weeks before we got married.
Somehow, slowly, we’re developing our own sense of style. Our “just married” furniture is gradually being replaced by things of which we love. And maybe we’re turning into grown ups-- who knew?
All that from a piece of furniture...
"Graceland" is the name of my favorite song and album. It's by Paul Simon, but more importantly, it's what "home" sounds and feels like to me. We always listened to this album as we traveled from my home in Tennessee to my parents' childhood homes in Florida. But today, it's also a pretty good snapshot of my theology. Somewhere I really believe that the Christian journey is all about a wild trip to Grace-land. As I see it, Grace-land is the place where God is waiting to meet even us–with all the baggage and brokeness that we tote with us. Grace-land is the place where we will be received with open arms, even though our attempts at “getting it right” have been miserable failures at best. But, I think, every step we take is a step on the journey to Graceland.