The joy of sincere work and worthy aspiration and congenial friendship were to be hers; nothing could rob her of her birthright of fancy or her ideal world of dreams. And there was always the bend in the road! "'God's in his heaven, all's right with the world,'" whispered Anne softly.
-A Bend in the Road, Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maude Montgomery
There are so many reasons to love Anne Shirley. I think it's interesting that so many of us, from so many walks of life, identify with her in such a deep and clear way. I love Anne because we are alike in so many ways. For starters, we both think about our noses too much (My friend Emily told me I had a perfect nose in college, and made me just as vain as Anne on that score). But Anne shows me things that I wish I were: She inspires me with the brave way she looks at the world. And when she quotes this line, it reminds me that Faith helps us to see God's hand in our lives. All really is right with the world, if we can just have a grain of His perspective to see it.
A few months back, I saw someone in blogland do really cool frames out of 2ftX2ft boards, and I thought it was so lovely and I promptly forgot about it. Luckily, Jennifer from DearLillie made some amazing Chevron frames recently, and inspired me to get my tush in gear. So here it is:
I took a 2x2 foot piece of plywood (Works out to $2 a piece when it's cut out of a 4X8 sheet at Home Depot), painted it, and stenciled on some damask with a brown glaze.
Then I added hooks on the back and a nail on the front to hang pictures from.
Now I can switch out pictures at will.
But for the time being, my Dad's baby pic and this quote fill their spaces quite nicely, I think.
I love having baby pictures of my parents hanging in my house. Do you know what Anne says about babies? "Each one is a miracle." Looking at those sweet little dimples, I couldn't agree more.
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