Thursday, May 22, 2014

Pea Gravel in the Bistro



Behind the Schoolhouse is wonderful seating area surrounded by mature shrubs. I dreamed of the day we would turn it into a pea gravelled cafe-type spot, and that day came this week. . .  in the middle of a very busy day. The landscaping men pulled up in a dump truck full of gravel. We were preparing for a house concert that night, hosting overnight company, making homemade ice cream, and, at nightfall, would learn of a horrible death in our close community of friends.

Since pea gravel waits for no man, The Bistro was completed by dinnertime. The next morning we all took our coffee and tea out to the table, and our singer-songwriter houseguest carried a stool and his guitar out into the cool air, and sang and played the beautiful words of Psalm 34 to us, and we could taste and see that the Lord, indeed, is good.

8 comments:

Fiona said...

So sorry to hear of your friend's death. But glad to hear you were reminded of God's goodness in song, perfect. I have also been dreaming of pea gravel for an eating area, perhaps one day ... Hope you have many more good times in your lovely eating area.

Polly said...

Loveliness in the midst of tragedy. So sorry to hear of your loss. So glad you had some music to help process it.

Lilian L said...

So sorry to hear about the death of someone close to you. Music is salve to the soul...whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul.

Rose said...

Devastating news is so hard, I am sorry for the loss to you and your community of friends Anna. I hope you all took comfort in the hope and renewal of the Bistro's baptism.

Farrah said...

My condolences on your loss.

It's a sweet area. It sounds like a fun time with your guests.

Anonymous said...

Anna, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. God is good, even in times of sorrow, and I pray His love would comfort you and your family, and those whose are hearts are broken. God does restore all things.
Love
FH

Amy said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Anna.

Laura Murphy said...

I just found your blog, circuitously through Assortmentblog. My we have a lot in common. For starters, I deeply approve of your daughters' names. I am constantly trying to convince people to use the name Clara.

Now to look up Psalm 34....it will be a good start to my day. But yesterday we finished home schooling for the year! Yay! Let summer begin.

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