So, a couple of weeks ago, I got the urge to get out my fall decorations. I am not usually a seasonal decorator except for fall and Christmas. I like fall decorations that can stay out from now until Thanksgiving. Then, of course, it is time for Christmas trees and garland.
It has been a challenging week for me. I have felt down in the dumps for several days, so I decided that I needed some therapy. Being creative is a release for me. I was feeling the tug, so today after work I went to one of my favorite places - Hobby Lobby! I walk through those doors and my creative juices start flowing. I can't explain the thrill of feeling my wheels turn.
As I walked around the aisles and aisles of beautiful things I found something that struck me. I looked at it - and looked at it - and then I walked away. THEN I came back. These cycles continued for 2 more hours! I was wandering around and around and kept right on coming back to the same spot. I know, ridiculous, right? I finally decided that this was something that struck me for a reason. The thing that so infected my thoughts and monopolized my time was a collage of frames with the word "family" and three places for photographs. One simple problem, there are only two of us. That extra frame was nagging at me. I so desperately desire for there to be another to fill that third frame. So, I decided to make a place saver; a reminder for myself of the hope that we have in God's promised plan for our lives.