Surprise to most of you!!
I went to Target today (for a gift card, yogurt and milk)... and you all know buying exactly what you went for hardly ever happens.
I saw this lamp! I had to have it! (I have an aversion to buying lamps). This never happens to me! I never say "oh I LOVE THAT LAMP". Lamps are a necessity to me. Wanna see? Need a lamp... But this one!
I'm sure someone thought this would be great for filling with lots of pretty things... Well I filled it with meaningful things!
Shells my gram got me from Florida when she went, rocks from my 2014 trip to Haiti. And... All the notes I've saved over the years from people I love and that love me. I had them all in various places but wasn't sure what I'd do with them in our new home. Until... I saw this lamp!
I can't help but to think of the scripture
““You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
How many people have shown me love and light, and now it's really in my lamp!
I know... It's corny, and you might think it's ugly, but I love it!!