I'm going to kick off saying that I'm really proud of myself. I'm not proud that I made beautiful set with a desk and a chair, but that I actually completed a project right before the start of our 2018 Fall wedding season.
This time last year we broke ground on our new house. We thought we were crazy. We decided to sign our name to a house where Patrick's parents live, take over the mortgage and claim a place that would be "home" to us for years to come. When we were designing what it would look like, inside and out, what color the living room and bathrooms would be, what fixtures would hang from the ceiling, I knew I wanted to really nice and inviting space. A place where family and friends are always welcome and strangers would walk through and feel a sense of belonging in a home away from home. But also a place to share where we've been and where we are going.
About a year ago, Patrick's dad, Bunk, pulled a desk out of storage. It was a mess. It needed serious love. It has broken drawers and the middle one actually was broken and Patrick and Bunk decided to fix it. I always thought we should do something with it, I just didn't know what. The desk belonged to Bunks Dad, Daddy D they called him. Patrick's grandfather.
Then about a month ago, it came to me. I've lived overseas, I love to travel, and I've been to 9 nations. I got a fortune cookie in high school that said "Your Feet will cover the soil of many nations." I totally believe it was prophetic and the Lord speaking something into my heart that I didn't even know.
So fast forward to last week. I was feeling down, stale, unmotivated. We are in the start of the fall wedding season with 18 weddings left before New Years and I didn't want to go into it feeling the way I was, so I literally told Patrick, "I need to do something else creative." I needed another outlet for this creative girl to get inspired, to find joy again, to renew passion and the things I loved. Then it hit me. Patrick was in the basement moving stuff around and I asked him to leave the desk out. I knew I wanted to fix it, restore this 60 year old family heirloom. Bunk gave it to us and gave me the freedom to do with it whatever I'd like. So I took it and ran. Read More