i have been meaning to post this for a long while.
and today is the day!
we have a great office space at home
but i never use it because it’s in our converted garage.
so B got me a desk.
and not just any desk but
desk i could ever want.
oh, he is my love.
do you know that when B and i were dating
and while i was in college,
he mailed me a cassette tape.
(yes, remember those?)
without a label on it.
and when i played it,
this song came on.
and on our very first new year’s,
he created a beach in one room of our apartment
(with a heater and tropical music)
and snow in the other
(with scarves and mittens and
hundreds and hundreds and hundreds
of packing peanuts all over the floor.
i even found some when we moved out of that apartment, years later).
he has beautifully coached me through three labors
(even though he felt useless during all of them).
he lived with me at the hospital for 44 days.
he lives life with me.
the real life.
the nitty gritty
with the way ups and the way downs.
he stays by my side through it all.
he lets me go on some fun adventures.
he encourages me
and always points me to the cross
and to a closer relationship with Jesus.
he loves me.
that he does.
and he found this
amazing desk on ebay,
drove an hour each way that night
to pick it up
and then completely repainted this beauty
in two of my most favorite colors.
Let the word of Christ
dwell in you richly
as you teach and admonish one another
with all wisdom,
and as you sing psalms,
hymns and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
1576. watching a leaf fall from a tree
1577. errands without complaining kids
1578. a quick trip to the pharmacy
1579. a wonderful different library we visited
1580. library books