With all the hammering and nailing going on in our home you can imagine my Mr. AGPMan and I have experienced some harried days of late. If you've followed my little blog for very long then you know we are in the middle of a pretty intense floor and kitchen makeover project. The process can be a bit overwhelming at times and Saturday evening's work proved to be just that. Since we are doing most of the labor ourselves (saves some super-big bucks!) we have to keep a good steady pace while being mindful to at least try and enjoy the process of the renovation. It's not always easy to do I can assure you! Although my guy and I are very excited about the changes taking place (it's been nearly a twenty year dream!) it's common for us both to get antsy, tired and even a little grouchy during the transition. This is especially true if we focus too long and too hard on reaching the final results. We've calculated the makeover (with us doing most of the work) and it looks like it's going to take us about a full year to complete.
That's a long time to live with our home 'torn up'...
This morning I came across a wonderful little quote that helped plant my feet back on solid ground. I'm always amazed ('tho I shouldn't be) how God leads me gently to a message of peace when I'm living in a less than peaceful state...
"Live your life each day as you would
climb a mountain.
An occasional glance toward the summit
keeps the goal in mind,
but many beautiful scenes are to be observed
from each new vantage point.
Climb slowly, steadily,
enjoying each passing moment;
and the view from the summit will serve
as a fitting climax
for the journey."
~~Harold V. Melchert
Have a wonderful day in His presence...
Love to you~