I have a great cookbook stand in the corner of my kitchen. Usually, as the name implies, I have a cookbook of some sort set up, but I was starting to get bored with that idea.
I've been desiring a way to share uplifting and happy thoughts with my family (specifically with my husband, as Baby Wonder isn't at the reading stage of his 2 year life yet). No matter how good your relationship with your spouse is, there should never be a time when growth and support take the back burner to "real life". A strong relationship is real life.
Since we don't see each other as often as we'd like, I wanted something I could write on whenever I (or in theory, my husband as well) thought of something. Speaking words out loud has value in a marriage, but the written word creates a lasting picture. It is nice to see feelings expressed and visibly advertised.
I got an inexpensive frame on sale from Hobby Lobby and whipped out my fabulous chalkboard spray paint. In 5 minutes I had a great little chalkboard for my cookbook holder.
For our first thought, something to read and take with us throughout our day, is from 1 Peter. I think it sums up marriage nicely, and is a wonderful reminder that no matter what, love is binding and everlasting. It also reminds me that the love God has for us is intense and unfailing, covering the multitude of our transgressions in such a powerful and comforting way.
One of my favorite quotes, by far, and if you haven't heard it before I want to share it with you.
Oh, and I definitely need a chalkboard pen. Writing with teacher chalk makes my handwriting look even worse than it actually is :)