Monday, June 11, 2012

Have You Seen My Front Porch?

Exhibit A - Side Porch
Today, I am going to show you something that I didn't notice when we first purchased the farmhouse.    Well, I noticed it, but I didn't really see it.  I saw it through my rose colored glasses.  This is a tendency I seem to have with a lot of things.  Which could be considered a good trait.  I often see things not as they truly are but as the beautiful thing that they could be or were at one time.  


Confession time - unfortunately, this often applies to my unmade bed or the dishes that need to be washed (just ask my hubby!)  


So, you might be wondering what I saw but didn't see.


If you squint, it really doesn't look so bad!
The front porch...  THE FRONT PORCH!  I mean, how could I not notice the peeling and non-existent paint, the mismatched porch floor boards, the layers upon layers of flaking, multicolored ceiling paint?  


Technically this is the back porch, which has been closed in.
Nope, nada, all I saw was the perfect place to hang a porch swing, the beautiful bead board, the huge glass front door, the glass sidelights, the wonderful wrap around.  I could feel the breeze and imagine my children swinging in the perfect seat hanging in the pecan tree out front (yes, even big kids like to swing!)  Well, this is my day dream...  And I'm sure the Judd's are involved in part of my day dream, providing the back up singing of course!   


I just knew this front porch was what I had dreamed of for a long time and that it was beautiful.  And it will be again.  Soon!


Y'all this is for real
I can't wait to have my family and friends join me on our new front porch.  :-)  So, today I am grateful that I get to live in a community with such kind and thoughtful people who are always willing to lend a helping hand, say a prayer, and offer a sweet smile.  What more could I ask for?


-Jen

3 comments:

  1. I've learned through observation and hard knocks that the first stage of love is psychotic. It doesn't matter if it's a house or a person. The trick seems to be to see who and what's really there as quickly as you can, then love it, change it or walk away.

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    1. Love it, Love it, Love it! ~ and FIX it!

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  2. I love the lines of this old house, and I am confident that you and Brian will realize your vision for it.

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