You know there are times in life where we forget how wonderful life is. Well I’m tired of that. I’m tired of not remembering how wonderful things can be. And with this being the season of gratitude I think it is pertinent that I remember and be grateful for how Wonderful my life is. So I decided to create a reminder, as you know I tend to do, here. I have had an open space in my family room that has been driving me bonkers! For a OCD person like myself and a picky person, like myself, I have to find something perfect or at least the perfect idea. I went through several different ideas and nothing felt quite right. Finally I figured it out! A wonderful reminder. I designed the layout of the letters not wanting to make this your typically individual letter layout. Nooooo, that would be far to easy, the letters needed to be overlapped, and skewed, an air of imperfection because while life is wonderful it is imperfect. After the design was made comes the engineering to make my dream come to life, which means I put my Mr. to work. Heaven bless this man on mine. He has a lovely friend who has connections and that’s all I will say. My Mr. and his friend went about figuring out how to make this light enough to hang but still sturdy. They are geniuses so they figured out how to hollow the letters out. Then we carefully glued and clamped the layers together. The rest of the prep was on me, yes you guessed it. Painting! As if painting this, wasn’t enough this year to swear me off of painting anything ever again, why do I do this to myself? Anyway . . . I painted each letter, or letter sections separately, multiple times, layers and layers of paint, because I apparently love to paint. Finally it was ready to hang, which is where My Mr and Myself really shine, we are a fantastic team! In no time we made a plan, measured, drilled and mounted the crazy project on my empty walls pace. Oh it looks lovely, or really WONDERFUL! I know cheesy, deal. My Little Mr. and I even Thanksgiving’ed it up by adding the pumpkins on some of the letters, he sure loved putting them up there :).
Along with the special reminder to us as a family I can’t help but think of the religious reminder, “and they shall call Him Wonderful, counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” All in my life is wonderful due to the blessings He gives me, or that He kindly helps me to recognize.