Saturday, July 25, 2009

Not Much To Look At

It's the one thing that didn't make it to Texas. The one thing I'd mentioned to the driver in Pennsylvania, that it was important to me that it arrived safe and sound. He'd assured me it would be fine with the lumber from our garage. When I realized it hadn't shown up at our new home, and asked about it, it was hard to talk over the big lump in my throat.

I told the driver, "it's not much to look at, it would probably just look like a board to anyone else, but it's irreplacable. I can't tell you how much it means to me. So you have to find it."

He made a phone call, and sure enough, some 'boards' had been left behind.

They brought it to me yesterday, here in Pennsylvania.

Seeing it standing there in our little garage, it really doesn't look like much, but it meant the world to me to have it back safe and sound.

I believe we'll move it ourselves when we make the final drive down to Texas. I'm not even sure where it's going to go, but we have more additions to make to it, kids growing, kids arriving, and I'm so thankful to have it back.

Thank you, God, for caring about even the little things in our lives. For watching over my little board while it was lost in the shuffle. I'm going to try to remember that, the next time I feel a bit lost myself!

P.S. Of course we put our pets on the growth chart, doesn't everybody?


pendy said...

So glad you got this back! We have ours on the doorframe in the kitchen...wish we'd thought to do it on something unattached! The trim is due for a paint (after twenty years) and I'll be doing it myself to make sure that little stretch of door frame stays JUST like it is!

We don't have our pets, but we've got nieces, nephews, and the neighbor kids on ours!

Becky said...

We have one exactly like it. Really. My boys have mistakenly used it to prop the rear wheels of the car when they drive the front end up on the risers to change the oil. It's filthy, but still readable. I am so glad you found it.

Gretchen said...

Guess I have two markings to add to the wall in our kitchen. Murphy (12.5 yr. old wiener dog), and Annie (3.5 year old Golden).
Agree with pendy re: doing the measuring on something detachable.

Oh, well...

Karen said...

Isn't it unspeakably awesome that we serve a God who cares about the details of life? Thank you God! Love and blessings, Karen

Just Terrific said...

I completely understand how important that board is. I'm so glad you got it back.

Barb said...

I know you so I know how much this means to you and I can't tell you how relieved I am it's back in your safekeeping. I know losing it would have broken your heart.

And it's so you, to include the pets. They're kids too, right?