Last night Joshua shared with me that sometime this weekend, we really need to get the mirror moved out of the shop so that it doesn't get broke out there and so that he can actually get to some things out there. After some discussion of whether or not I would be able to lift it and help him get it down the stairs, we decided to go for it! The mirror is 68"x84" and REALLY heavy! What did I just get myself into?!?
Joshua worked on a game plan of putting styrofoam underneath the mirror and blankets around most of it so that we could slide it whenever necessary and sit it down to rest when necessary. As this dear man began coaching me through this process of getting this very large, heavy and awkward mirror into the house, down the stairs, and hung on the wall, this experience become much more than just moving a mirror (I wish I would have taken a picture of that part of the process). He could tell by the look on my face that I still wasn't convinced I had the strength to do it!
On Wednesday nights I help with our AWANA program at church and each of the kindergartners I work with can tell you that one of my favorite verses is Joshua 1:9. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." God used Joshua to remind me of this special verse and powerful truth.
My dear husband was so patient with me! At the moments when I felt like I was getting too tired to continue, he gave me just the words of encouragement I needed, reminding me that I was strong enough to do it. But he also never let me forget that he was also there to protect me when the task was getting a bit difficult. There's no way that I would have had the strength to do this two years ago at the beginning of my journey.
God is faithful and He's preparing us today for what He has in store for us tomorrow!
We did it! You know you have a big mirror when you have to use a ladder to clean it! I was SO excited to be done with getting the mirror hung!
PLUS can you tell I'm just a little excited about our fitness room starting to come together?
It required team work to clean the mirror too!
The best part of this DIY project was the hug and embrace from my husband after we accomplished this task by ourselves. And although we're both a bit tired of this project (and have a ways to go yet), I will never get tired of working on projects with this man!
On a side note, the french doors/windows from the fitness room lead to the craft room!
We're excited about our basement finally coming together but I was far more grateful for God's reminder that HE is my strength and courage in all things, even the silly task of moving and hanging a mirror!!!