In honor of our anniversary tomorrow, here’s a special little project I wanted to share with you.
12 years and counting!
Dustin and I literally made time together.
We made a clock.
Well, I should say that we took the innards of an old clock and fashioned a new one.
A cut log and branch from our yard, forged metal and painted face.
It was a labor of love.
No, really, it was the first project that comes to mind that Dustin and I have enjoyed together.
He always has new ideas and projects.
He’s a hobby junkie.
Bunny hatch, chicken coop, large garden, forge, …. the list goes on and on.
Occasionally I reluctantly agree to help play a small part in one of his ideas.
As long as I don’t have to get my hands dirty.
And he’s always been a little sad I don’t find joy and fulfillment in the things that he’s doing.
Oh! We did make a beautiful mail holder… meaning, I designed it and calculated the dimensions and then he built it.
But this time was different.
He picked an aspect he really thought I would enjoy, and then continued to work hard like he always does.
I let him worry about his part, and he gently prodded me to get my part done when the face was dry.
And I liked the gentle push.
I tend to procrastinate things that aren’t pulling on my leg, or yelling at me to come tie their shoes.
And with Women Create Weekly freshly forming in my mind (before i even chose the name??), I time-lapsed the process.
Do you know what?
We created something just beautiful together, once I gave my husband the chance.
Something no one else has.
And no one ever will.
It has it’s “problems” which give it beauty.
Uneven edge, knots darkening here and there.
The cracks cutting deep and the variety of texture…
Because that’s the way we are choosing to see it.
It’s ours, with our own style.
It’s organic and rugged, and clean and calm.
Funny what a clock can teach you about your own marriage.
p.s. Thank you so much for being here. I appreciate you.
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