Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dealing with House Envy

photo: Country Living

I have always loved our "dollhouse" (as my aunt calls it), and my talented husband has done everything from finishing our basement (lovely!) to building us a screened-in back porch (beautiful!) but there are some things I'd love to add to our home if we could...

a cathedral ceiling (even in a powder room!)
a broom closet and pantry
pot lights all over (I need Chico from "Divine Design")
a great room off the kitchen
a kitchen island (I'll even take a penisula)

But a funny thing happened on the way to envy alley. I have been driving right by! Without even thinking, I have been giving my "honey-do" list to God. That way, if we indeed live in actual brick-and-mortar mansions in heaven, He'll know just how to prepare my dwelling (I know, I know, He already knows, but work with me here).

This morning I found myself drooling over a neighbor's kitchen and great room and without hesitating I mentally wrote some notes on my honey-do list for God. Ohhh, see all those pot lights? Hmmmmm, look at the natural light play off of those high ceilings!

I don't know what heaven will be like, but I'm guessing my way of dealing with house envy tickles God. And I'm guessing that when he see "House Idea #722" He probably leans over in heaven to my mom or the Apostle Paul or my 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Botchie and laughs a big, hearty God-laugh and says "oh, she really has no idea does she?"

Heaven will be all I want because I will be face-to-face with God.

But for now, it sure is fun dreaming and planning with the best builder around.
PS--our daughter believes my first big question to God won't be some deep, theological question but will be a simple "Hey there, God...what's my address?"

4 comments:

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I love you you said your "house envy tickles God" What a picture it put in my head.
It also made me smile when you referred to your second grade teacher, the most prominent year in a child's education. When I used to teach 2nd grade I would always try to remember that, most people remember their 2nd grade teacher more so than any other grade. Fun fun.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I just re-read my previous post... I meant to write "I love HOW you...."
I'm really not some super crazy person, honest.

God's Girl said...

Oh, that's cute! I love it! I sure love the picture of that kitchen also!

Have a blessed Sunday!

Layla said...

I MUST have the little chandelier that's hanging over that island in the photo!

Stunning.

:-)
Layla

PS...First time visitor here, found you through the Nesters blog.

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