When our daughter was a toddler my mom always brought snacks on a small wooden tray she made in eighth grade shop class. It was this memory and tray that sparked an idea Dad and I quickly started planning and preparing to make a reality.
We shared the idea with mom. She loved it too but thought we should only make one, not two. I wanted her to have her own but the more we planned, we realized it would be too heavy for her to lift, even when empty.
The first step was to sort our collection of glass rocks. The very same "sea glass" or "glass rocks" inspiring When the Waves Subside: There is Hope.
Dad chuckled a little as I nodded politely when he showed me this board and said, "We can use this." My response, "Okay, the rocks will cover it up." We both laughed. Dad assured me it wouldn't look like this when we finished using the planer.
Just like the stones and this wood - when we trust God to get us through the process...something more beautiful than we could even imagine is the result.