With each project we've tackled as a family, we make sure to capture the process in pictures. Yesterday I introduced my idea and our plan to preserve our family's glass rock collection. Are you wondering why I didn't just leave them in the jar to pass on to our children? Well, wonder no more.
A book written as a gift to my parents so they know how strong and amazing I think they both are. Our glass rock collection consists of rocks found with Heidi during our childhood, while others are ones from trips to the lake with my husband and daughter. The tradition continues.
Today, a small portion of our glass rocks are visible daily. Each a shining reminder of memories, hope, and love of family.
n order to have the glass topping, it required two different liquids being slowly combined, then stirred. Once both in the cup, there was only minutes to mix and pour the mixture on top of the stones. It's all about timing.
Just like with God, no matter how hard we try to plan our lives, He has a plan for us. My design was altered by chemical reaction and a gentle force. I wish all I ever needed from God was a gentle push or slight reaction to reposition my plan to match His BUT sometimes, okay, often, I try to do it on my own ~ in my time, my strength, and my desires. Thank goodness He is always repositioning me, and loving me through the whole process.
In the Sonlight and upon close inspection you can see the stone that moved from it's original position. If you look closely, you can see the white rocks turned clear. If you lift the tray you'll get a work out because of its weight. Yet in the end, it is a work of beauty and perfection. A one of a kind, made with love, and a special addition to our house.
You are a one of a kind, made with a Father's love, and a special addition to the world. Remember, God doesn't make mistakes. We're not meant to be perfect, just obedient, willing to move.