Writing space

A few months ago, I began thinking that I'd like to have a writing desk. I hope to someday have use for something other than the functional-but-cheap Staples number that houses our desktop computer and Bret's sound board, and something other than the beautiful, solid-wood desk-and-hutch setup that I've had since I was a little girl. The former is Bret's work station, and the latter will be Natalie and Naomi's desk once they need a homework space.

I hadn't really begun my search for a desk when I crossed paths with an unassuming vintage desk in a lovely shop in Templeton (about 25 miles north of SLO). It was solid wood, and it was green -- my green. This was about two or three months ago, and there was no way I could buy the desk then. There were budget, space, and transportation issues. But I was happy to know that there existed such a thing as a green writing desk.

Last week, I returned to that store just to browse and spend a little time among lovely things that I had no intention of buying. Well, the desk was still there. My heart fluttered a little. I somewhat wistfully asked the shop owner how quickly things tend to sell in her shop. She said it's completely random. I then mentioned that I loved that green desk but was waiting till closer to my birthday and that I had no way to get it home. She asked where I lived, and when I told her, she said that her sister lives in SLO. We then narrowed down our respective residences only to find out that her sister is one of my neighbors. And she has a truck. And she was going to be at the shop on Saturday and would be willing to deliver the desk.

It was meant to be. When I see the green desk in my bedroom, I smile inside and out and can't help but ask myself, "What wonderful things will I write while sitting at that desk?" I see God's hand in the gift of this desk -- a small piece of furniture, but a testament of His provision for me now and always.

Andrea,
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Sunday 23 May 2010 at 7:51 pm
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Mom, - 23-05-’10 21:27

That is indeed the perfect desk for you and it truly was meant to be…

Auntie Heidi, - 24-05-’10 11:15

I love the desk and the story Andrea. It was truly meant to be. Did you know that that shade of green is also Martha Stewart’s green? I love that color, it reminds me of old pyrex mixing bowls my Grandmother had.

Love,
A.H.

bunnycreates, (Email ) (URL) - 25-05-’10 09:49

how perfect! very pretty green

Ryan, (Email ) - 27-05-’10 00:52

A dedicated writing space is such a wonderful thing. Just knowing it’s there is enough to inspire …

Regina, (URL) - 04-06-’10 11:22

What a sweet & encouraging story you just shared.
God is good.


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