Sunday, April 18, 2010
this doorframe is one of my favorite things in the world. our old (and first) house was the first place where we were able to mark permanently, or as permanent as you can get. in the course of remodeling, it was removed and stored while still being used as a measuring stick. this doorframe was the first thing that was brought into this home and it continues its important task of the invaluable measure.
it has measured the loss of first teeth, bike rodeo wins, endless hours of the boys' band rehearsals at our house, dinners at the round table, first loves, heartbreak, new beginnings, answered prayers and homecoming. it now bears witness to a happy home where the fur flies and where positive is as positive does.
the one thing that it can not measure is how much they have really grown. the real growth comes from life's struggles and obstacles. God is a God of miracles. if He can take you to it, He can take you through it.
if i was a betting girl, i would bet on wonderful things for my children. oh, and on the indelible power of the sharpie.