Well, today is the big day. The day we have been talking about since last Christmas: We are getting a new swing set!
I’m so excited. I’ve been waiting for this day for some time and I’m excited to be able to go outside more and stay inside less.
The weather today is cold and somewhat wet, but my in laws are coming anyway to help my husband put this monstrosity together.
I am sweating this morning with excitement as I anticipate their arrival. I already spilled coffee all over my top and my hair is still in curlers, but I’m excited to have some company. It has been such a long winter and finally, it seems, we are going to be able to get more social and have something for my five-year-old to do other than playing games here inside.
I don’t know how long it will take to actually “build” this set but it comes in a large box full of wood. My father in law is very handy and if it weren’t for him, I don’t think this set would be going up with the ease that it will.
My little boy is outside with his work boots on helping to rake leaves as my in laws should be here in a half an hour or so.
Isn’t it amazing to see generations putting something together with their bare hands? Maybe this sounds dumb, but the world has come a long way and it’s not often that we see this type of carpentry being done amongst a family anymore.
When I was in high school, I used to have a bumper sticker on my car that said: “Jesus is my carpenter.” And today, even though I’m forbidden to have bumper stickers, the same is true. I love Jesus and tell the world quite consistently. He makes the invisible visible and helps me grow in my faith every day. Today I am grateful to be able to have a group of people surrounding me, that love me and that are skilled…as I am not able to do certain things like build swing sets, God has provided me with people who can. With family we are all taken care of by using our different abilities to take care of one another; and that is what makes our differences so lovely.
I hope you have a great day today. Maybe you’re not out there building things, but there is always time to build your relationship with God. As you journey into today’s blessings, may you feel His presence and be guided by His word. Amen!
“Let each one of us make it a practice to please his neighbor for his good and for his true welfare, to edify him, to strengthen him and build him up spiritually.” Romans 15:2