I have a love affair with windows. They let in the LIGHT. Who wants to live in a cave? Well, not this girl! The only time I like it dark is when I'm watching a movie or sleeping...well...maybe one other thing...
...Uh Hummm...as I was saying...
I like to think of the windows in our home acting like a frame for our family. A beautiful portrait of what life is like when we are able to share it with those we love. Some of our family we are born with, and others we are privileged enough to choose. Whichever way we become family, we are here to support each other, encourage one another, help each other up when we've fallen, and just be there through the good and bad. (And I guess maybe stink up the bathroom...just saying. You know who you are!)
We all can appreciate the need for family, right? So, it goes without saying that with a strong, loving family comes Family Pride. This is a good thing. We all want to feel proud. Proud of where we come from, proud of who we are. Proud to say we are a FAMILY. It helps us build each other up and root each other on throughout our lives. That's so cool!
Can you imagine a life without either windows or family? It's easy to forget how truly important both of these things are to us on a daily basis. Yet they both add so much to our lives. Our families love us, care for us and protect us. They allow us to grow and and thrive in a world that is so big and impersonal at times. Windows protect us from the wind, rain, heat and cold and yet they still allow in the light. Leaving us protected but not feeling confined.
I love Family Established signs.
And old windows.
The fact that we are able to combine the two into a welcoming sign ~ proclaiming pride in our family for all to see ~ makes me very happy. It adds so much warmth to our homes!
Here is our newest sign. I think it looks quite elegant in black. I hope the family we've prepared this for finds much joy in viewing it each day. We are finishing up our own family sign in soft green today as well. Of course I'll have to share how it turns out when it's done!
Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing. ~Donna Hedges