Thank you Carol for this quote!!!
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Back a few posts HERE, stained glass windows came up. Remember the church windows that my DiL found? Well, they were stashed, apparently, by my Mother-in-Law years ago. I found that amazing because “old” stuff held NO interest for her whatsoever.
When I would proudly show her my latest “junk”, she’d shake her head and say, “Why do you want that junk?!! I grew up with it and I don’t want to see it now!”.
What?! I grew up with my dolls and I still love them! And just think…someone, maybe even someone you knew or heard about through family tales used that old dresser every day. Or maybe they built that chest over 100 years ago. Or maybe…
Eventually, I accepted that I was the weird one. But she (or my Father-in-Law talked her into keeping them?!!) tucked them away for safe-keeping.
For now, one window is residing in a stained glass shop, awaiting pane replacement and a panel of colored glass. I can’t wait to see it. It will probably end up in the church where it originated. Well, it’s the same church body but a new sanctuary built next to the original which is now our Fellowship Hall. I’m not exactly sure “where” the window is going but the goal is to get it back in church.
Then one window needs some tender loving care and since I’m all thumbs in the repair department, I’m hoping to talk a local craftsman into handling that chore. Then DiL will decide what the next step will be.
The third window is The Experiment! But…I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. My inspiration was found on Pinterest a good while back.
Having done some window painting in the past, I grabbed my Hobby Lobby window paints, drew up my design and conjured up this.
OK I added more color. You knew I would. I just can’t help myself. 🙂