Congratulations again to Sara on being the winner of last weeks giveaway! She's got some FUN plateage coming her way. Whilst we are on the subject of plateage, let's get into our living room update.
Enter my Decorating Mom.Decorating Mom has many collections in her house. One of them is plate hangers.
They are as old as Patty LaBelle but necessary for one of my mom's all time favorite decorating moves: plate hanging.
Remember the wall I asked you to pray for? Well, God is faithful. I called. He answered. And He came to my rescue.
This wall hardly cost anything at all to spiff up. We went to Tai Pan and mom had me purchase one, uno, purdy blue plate for under $8.
And placement begins. The plate being placed on top is from her lifelong collection. I emailed Decorating Mom asking what she would say about hanging plates. Here is the conversation. Take from it what you can. I apologize in advance. Remember, she's ornery. Her give a darn's busted.
Me: "What do you have to say about hanging plates on the blog as my decocorating contributor?"
Decorating Mom: "Buy plate holder..hold plate up to wall,center,mark,use hammer hang plate!
Hell, it isn’t rocket sience!"
Me: "Okay mom"
Decorating Mom: "Oh dang…don’t use the last part!!!! Multiple plates…hang about 1 to 2 inches apart…..and don’t hang Them too high.!!"LIke I said, take from it what you can. Personally I like how she spelled "sience".
It runs in the family. We borrowed the movie Hope Floats from her sister, my Aunt Lesa, my names sake, one day. On the sticker on the VHS tape my Aunt had written: "Hope Flotes".
The plate being hung below the blue plate was Mama Sita's (mother-in-law). It will be there until she reads this and comes for it.
This space only cost me $8 but it costs much more in sentimental value. Every time I look at this wall I'll remember buying the blue plate with mom and knowing the plates above and beneath were my two mama's. A perfect picture in 3D of what God has done in my life:
This plate represents my new beautiful life God promised me at the worst time in my life just over a year ago.
"He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." Revelation 21:5The plate on top represents my mom who taught me to NEVER give up hope.
"But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you." Psalm 39:7
The plate beneath represents everything God planned for me if I stood through a trial of eight years. I received a verse from God a year and a half ago in Arizona. I was sitting on my friend's bed reading the Bible. I was abandoned and broken. He never leaves us there.
God said: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
And here he is.
And here they are.
I have a hope and a future because of Who God is.
And that just makes me cry.
Off to find a Kleenex. Preferably with Aloe.