Our lake renovation project was/is a dream project for Nato and I. I laugh at how the apple does not fall far from the tree: my parents just finished up a flip house reno and my sister is currently smack dab in the middle of one. I grew up with projects all around me all the time. My dad was a do-er and a maker and my mom had the courage to live through these DIY projects with 8 children.
I want to encourage you all in 2 ways:
1) as much as you will hear people say “dreams don’t come true and don’t get your hopes up”, I assure you , they do. If God put them there, he will carry it to fruition. We had many fails along the way like that one time we spent so (guys,it was a lot ) much money on a home that we didn’t even own in architectural plans . Our own house didn’t sell (4 times!) making it impossible to buy the other. It was the wrong house at the wrong time. But the dream was still there. What do you do with that? TRUST the Lord for his timing. So much goodness was seen through this “failure” aka, God’s kind hand sparing us from disaster.
2) as much as you think you’re failing as a parent , remember that your children are simply watching how you live. I have an affinity for salsa gardens and renovations because of my mother and father. They never gave grand lectures about it or made a point to teach us how to paint or frame a wall or plant a seed , but here we are hammers and a gleam in our eye.
(Couch is from Nebraska furniture mart @nfmpics )
And a bowl of salsa? I don’t know , I had to include that last sentence to tie it all together. Go with it.