Friday, July 30, 2010

Beka's Smooth Path of Life

It began with staining the deck.
We moved into some spray paint.
Little succulents were artistically planted.

Then, we took one weather worn
child-sized bench from a garage sale,
and added one enthusiastic 7 year-old girl
who was excited to have her own project.

We want the kids to feel that sense of accomplishment,
when they are able to tackle a project on their own.
She used sanding blocks initially, then switched to sandpaper.

She applied two coats of teak oil.

The old bench was moved out...

...and the new bench moved in.

Family friend, Pam, provided help in transplanting flowers.

Beka only enjoyed her little corner
for a little while...

...before she thought of one more perfect touch...

a path.

A path entices you to follow it,
to seek the treasure at the end.

Psalm 16:11
You will show me the path of life;
In your presence is fullness of joy,
At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 27:11
Teach me your way, O LORD,
and lead me in a smooth path,
because of my enemies.

Psalm 119:35
Make me walk in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.

Beka's right,
we ALL


  1. I just love a good project blog =) She did a really nice job.

  2. Aww! Bekah! Beautiful job and so wonderful to see a hard worker at a young age. I love her little relaxing corner.

  3. What a great project!! Beautiful job Beka!! Looks like a perfect place to rest and reflect.


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