Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Table for Two


We are fixing to celebrate 22 years and I thought it would be meaningful to revisit some of the stories I have told about our marriage..  our story...

As I started to set this table..to gather the things I wanted to use,
I started to think about our marriage.......
our story...



We are celebrating our anniversary on Monday..April Fool's Day because that is the day we got married...it was my grandparents anniversary and they were married for more than 60 years so it seemed like a pretty good date to carry on with...

I knew I wanted to use a brown plate..Red Wing...and a pink bowl..Mikasa..on top of a cream plate..Italian Countryside....


The sterling compote and other sterling silver pieces helped to make this table tell a story..our story.......


We have been married for 16 years..and are very thankful for each other...it has not been easy to recover from our divorces and years of hurting before we met each other....we have been like those cactuses in the silver containers...We have had to stand alone for much of our marriage...not by our choice but because of circumstances beyond our control..lots of them.....we are not only survivors, we are overcomers....and life has indeed turned in our favor....


Just like this silver compote holds up and surrounds this cactus, God has surrounded us and held us up....
the WHOLE TIME!  He has been our steadfastness..our support..our everything.....WHO we have depended on when both of our families walked away..except my children.....


So as I see this table..there is strength, softness, hardness, resiliency, beauty...lots of beauty and LIGHT! the ability to make it without much water....and the silver of redemption....


We are a true story of restoration and redemption...




And I think we fit in perfectly with the Easter story..what once was dead has risen to new life!  after all, aren't we all supposed to be living out the Message?  and not just talking about it?

We live this story every day....what once was dead is now alive...Because HE lives, we live........

Happy Easter

Come on over to these wonderful parties where I am sharing.......

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