Since we moved, we have enjoyed settling in and fixing things to make our new house, “our home”! However, there are (or were) no curtains anywhere. The house did come with beautiful blinds so that wasn’t an issue but I have been eager to find some curtains just to add that extra homey touch.
Well, who knew curtains could be so expensive?? Everything I “fell in love with” was too much and the more I looked for what I liked, the more discouraged – and impatient – I became. Sad, but true. It even seemed when friends came over and I would show them about – I would focus on my lack of curtains rather than all I did enjoy…and there is much to enjoy. But how quickly we can do just that – focus on the little things..the negative..while surrounded by abundant blessings.
But God is ever patient – and cares even about those little things! He is so good to me. But, I’m getting ahead of myself….back to the curtains. A friend helped me find some cute curtains that were just the right color in my family room – a black and tan plaid – and I ordered them from a catalog. They arrived on Thursday. They weren’t perfect once I took them out of the package – the color was great but the length wasn’t quite right and I really didn’t like the valance but I was more than willing to “make do.”
On our day out on Friday, we found rods (on clearance) that were perfect. But when we got home, Hubbie was not in the mood to hang curtains – grrr. But I had a sweet attitude (just had to throw that in.) And I could wait one more day. Then on Saturday morning, I did it AGAIN…I went yard saleing! Crazy, I know!! And that’s when I found my new curtains. These curtain had been in a home when this lady moved in and they weren’t her style. They were customed made valances, mounted on boards, professionally lined and gorgeous!! I oohed and aahed over them and then she said it….”you can have all those for five bucks, if you want them” WHAT?!? Sold.
Did I mention the curtains that I was going to learn to love from the catalog were $120 and here I got my heart’s wish for five dollars!! I could go on and on about wanting to add some more red to the room and how this or that was exactly what I had been looking for….but really this post is not about curtains but about my Heavenly father.
He cares about even the little things. He cares about us, individually and personally, and as a Heavenly father, He wants to bless and give us gifts. How often do I not only leave Him out of the little things of my life – not even bothering to pray about “little things”? How often do I rush ahead of Him and take care of things (not just curtains) on my own and then have to learn to be content with my own choices – and miss what He might have done instead? When I see my curtains, I hope to be reminded that I can take all things to Him. I don’t have to settle for “just good enough” and that God loves me as His dear child.