My kitchen window isn’t very big and it’s nothing fancy. Just a little kitchen window above my sink with some pretty fabric draped across the top. But it is my kitchen window. The one my dear husband put in just for me.
When we first got married I became homesick for everything familiar that I had left behind; for the view from my mom’s kitchen window. I had a lot to learn about life and love along with some growing up to do. As time passed I grew fond of my own view; living life with my best friend has been a wonderful adventure. I treasure all the joys and special times we have been able to share together.
Of course we have also had our challenges. Things have not always been easy. Money has been tight and work scarce at times. Andrew has been sick off and on with both colon and back trouble, I landed in the emergency room after our son David was born, and we have been trying to start a farm in the midst of it all. And now Andrew had a severe colon flare up that resulted in his colon being removed to save his life. No, it has not been easy. But God has been faithful. We have grown closer to each other and our love has grown deeper.
Through it all I have learned to love the view from my own kitchen window more and more. The beautiful mountains that change color with the seasons, chickens pecking in the pasture, a corner of the garden. Sometimes I see my beloved husband working on some project or a toddling little boy trying to pet the chickens. But most of all I see love in the kisses shared by the kitchen sink, joy in our meals shared together, faithfulness through the laughter and the tears. Memories built together as a family, in our little home looking out of my own kitchen window.
Being home now, after spending two weeks in the hospital with my very sick husband makes me ever more grateful for the chance to continue to share life together.
The view from my kitchen window is unique. It is different from my mom’s, different from a friend’s, different than yours. But it is mine, the life God has blessed me with. It is special and exciting to see God’s hand guiding. I look forward to enjoying the ongoing view from my very own kitchen window.