Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Spread The Light
Recently I showed you the new umbrella with lights we added to our patio set. My sweetheart and I have enjoyed a few quiet evenings together under the soft blue lights. Some changes have happened since then. New things have been added. We bought new cushions for the chairs. After a lot of looking and shopping we found them. Perfect. Just right for us. Right colors. Right fabric. Blue and yellow. With roses!Then I found the perfect little candleholders. At the Dollar Store! Yellow glass. Just what we needed. Add little citronella candles and they are just right on the patio table.Early in the season I saw a set of lights that could be added to a patio umbrella. Lights that would illuminate the table, making it possible to enjoy a late night supper or nighttime reading. While they would have been a great addition to our summer nights at home I didn't want to pay the price that was on the package. Nice but not that nice! A few days ago as I walked through the store again - on my way to look at something else - I spied a clearance shelf. I was delighted to find the table lights marked w-a-y down! They went into my basket and came home with me. What fun they have added to our lives.After dinner last night we worked in the yard. Deadheading roses and cleaning a flower bed that needed work. As daylight began to fade the skies above began to change. Around the corner of the house. More beauty in the sky.Within minutes the sky show was over. Daylight was gone and it was time to stop our work. Put the tools away and relax. Outside. Under the umbrella lights.Light the candles.Add something to read. . .And my sweetheart. With his Sudoku book.What more could I ask for? Oh, a light in the sky nearby!Thank you, God, for quiet evenings at home. With my sweetheart. And light. Light to brighten our evening. Light that You provide. Most of all, the light of Your love. For us. For the world!