Have you ever decided – at the last minute – to go back and look again? And when you did, you found just the perfect thing? Something that made your heart sing? It has happened to me more than once – and it happened again just a few days ago.
Last week my sweetheart, my dear, little mother and I were in a Goodwill not too far from home. We stopped there on our way home from lunch out together. We had pretty much finished browsing and shopping when I realized I had not looked at anything on the back wall of the store. The linens, bedding, curtains and things like that are on rods mounted to the back wall. I didn’t really think I needed to look there but, as is the case most of the time, I was afraid I might miss something. And this time I was right!
My eyes scanned the colors and patterns of everything hanging there. I looked ahead and saw something that caught my eye. I may never know why, but it did. Except now I know it was meant for me! It was an afghan – a beautiful, heavy afghan with a hand-woven look – new, just out of the package. I could tell from the fold lines that were still very fresh. And the tags that were still attached. Something was embroidered in one corner and when I saw it I knew the reason I felt the need to go back and look. This is what I saw:
I could hardly believe it! I was planning to put an afghan in my little trailer. My little trailer named Daffodil. Here it was. Right in front of me. And such a good price. I couldn’t leave it there – I had to bring it home! And I did!
A few days later I found the yellow quilt I had hoped to add to my trailer. On clearance. Here’s a sneak peek of the quilt with my new afghan on top. Don’t they look good together?
Do you see a theme happening here? Flowers. Daffodils. A garden. A garden filled with kindness. That’s what I want for my little, vintage trailer – to be a place of kindness and grace. A place of retreat and rest. She will – and I know she will bring a harvest of love.