Friday, June 8, 2012

piddle fartin'...tete style...

I have only just begun...

but the white shelf is out there now...
and hydrangea fill the pots I used in the antique mall for my post cards and tags...

figured out a way to hang my flag...
clothes pins...

been saving this for the right time...
and its now...

a bowl of fresh cut flowers from our beds and pots...

had to move the lantern here...
when the flag blew it caught on it and that's a big no no...

so the yellow pot is back here...

I love floating little flowers...

ok- down here will be paved, too...
this is DH's designated grilling area...
he claimed it...

and the yard is already starting to turn brown again, but it was green most of the week...
next chance of rain in Monday with cooler days again...
going slow today and taking my time...
can't seem to get my energy back up there...
could take a few days...

I just want to thank all of you for all your kind words...
this deck is a big blessing for us...
and it will be a joy for years to come...
and God led me to the right men to build it...
the wait was well worth it and God had a plan all along, like always...
the best thing about it...
DH is now confessing this...
I have seen him begin to develop faith...
this is something he has never possessed...
he has been a doubter and self doer...
but on a drive the other night...
he started talking and he said...
its just like you always say, the delay was for a reason...
God had someone better in mind for the building...

see, you never know who is watching you...
how you handle things...
how you make it through each day...

so live by example...
pray for guidance...
and keep your faith...

the deck is more than a deck...
its an  awakening...
a lesson...
and daily reminder that things will happen in God's time...
by His will...

Bless you hearts for hanging with me...


7 comments:

Pam said...

Well, that didn't take you long to decorate. I'm so glad you got that built this year. It's so much more than a deck. It's another room!

NanaDiana said...

Tete- What a wonderful testament that deck is to your faith...and your hubby seeing it is quite a revelation, isn't it?

I am sorry that you are not feeling the best, Tete. I know that you were so excited you probably overdid it. Imagine THAT?! The porch is looking beautiful and cheery. I am so glad that you have it for the whole summer season!

Blessings to you tonight, Tete. xo Diana

Debbie said...

Well, you finally have the deck you've waited so long for, Tete.
Now you can sit and enjoy it all summer. I like the shelf, and all the little treasures you've displayed.
Did you sit out there until late last night?
I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling the best today....hey, I know, take a nap on the deck!!!
Seriously, Sweetie, I'm happy for you.
Have a wonderful weekend.
xxoo

Julie said...

RAh!...God is ALWAYS weaving...circumstances, periods of "waiting", people, trials, joys...IT's all about the threads blending together in one BIG picture...and God knows what the finished product is...So many times in life...It's not about arriving...it's the JOURNEY...God works through the process of getting us THERE! yep. Glad this is about more good stuff besides just getting a "hot-diggity" deck!. Get out there and put your feet up today. Enough doing...just sit and enjoy today...if you get an idea - have a notebook and write it down...don't do it. Save it for Monday. Life is too short to wear youself out trying to hurry and get it all done at once. It's looking so good and so VERY Tete!!! Hugs to you and have a R-E-S-T-F-U-L Saturday. xo

Donna said...

What an amazing post, Tete! That is so cool about your hubby and faith. I am drooling over your gorgeous frame (check out my latest post!), and all of your wonderful treasures. Love that cute grasshopper. This past year and a half has been one challenge after another, with what seems no relief in sight. And it is so hard for me to hold onto faith right now. So than you for giving me a lift. Hope you are feeling better and take a nice well deserved break today in your beautiful new space:)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

See, Dreams do come true!!

Annesphamily said...

Tete you are a beautiful person! We should always walk in His light. We never know who is listening. Hugs Anne