After Anne had worked so hard on her furniture, Dad and Tim moved it in.
Of course they had to move out her old dresser.
Sis and I stood out on the front lawn watching them move the furniture.
I couldn’t help looking at Anne’s old dresser.
It had been very used when I got it, many years ago.
Looking at it reminded me of the sequence of events.
We were preparing to move and I knew Sis would need a bed, as the bunk bed wasn’t going to fit in the new space.
It was one of those “just happened to” moments.
It was the weekend of our church’s children’s camp and our whole family was busy at the camp.
I can’t remember why, but I’d driven to my Mom’s house, where we’d been staying, and one of her neighbors was having a yard sale.
Although I didn’t have lots of time I swung in.
They had a bed and a nice bookcase.
I bought them on the spot as the price was very reasonable.
When we returned later with the truck the lady explained that she forgot to tell me about a dresser.
“It goes with the bed.”
It needed painting and I knew I wasn’t going to get to it, but I also knew Anne would love it.
And she has, although it’s lost handles and turned out to be fairly cheaply made.
As all these memories ran through my brain I said aloud, “I kind of hate to get rid of this. I never got to redo it for Anne.”
“You know the mirror is really cool. It would make a really great chalkboard!”
I hadn’t thought of that, but she was right.
When the guys came over we mentioned it to them and they agreed.
The next day I took a little time and took the mirror apart.
When I showed my husband he was very receptive.
He drove to the store and bought paint and the board we would need.
He and Jase cut it to fit.
He primed it for me.
The next few days I worked on it as I had time.
One day after work, my husband put it all back together.
It’s just waiting for us to hang it.
Yesterday, in between teaching and cooking I put our memory verse on it.
I didn’t have time to make it fancy, but I love the chalkboard.
It’s definitely a remade item we will all enjoy.
I love how God does things.
He used this furniture to provide for a need and now as a family project we will all enjoy.
And although we remade the mirror into a unique chalkboard, it’s nothing compared to the way He is remaking me.
Through His Word and His patient instruction, I’m being remade.
I love having this chalkboard as a daily reminder to His work in me.
And it’s a journey we can all enjoy.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your patience. Thank You for this little project. I know You are doing so much more than we can possibly understand, thank You! Lord, no matter what tomorrow brings, please continue to remake me into Your likeness. Please continue to hone my heart, that I might reflect You more each day. Lord, I love You. Thank You for first loving me. Amen.