So I left off last week with your menu planned, shopping done, and prep work done. The table we were building was in the final stages, just awaiting staining and sealing.
As you begin your “plan”, I also said that the being flexible was key. You see so many times we can get caught up in the plan and miss the journey. For us in our business, if we get too busy we don’t enjoy the project or take the time to pray for the family who is receiving the treasure. You don’t want family dinner time to be life threatening if your plan fails:) No “We will sit down together if it kills us” attitudes. I think for me, my desire is to connect with my family in as many ways as possible during the day. Most of the time that is with individuals at various times throughout the day. So, dinner time is the time we can all be together. Also dinner time can be a time when we work together. Our kids have jobs at dinner time so mom is not exhausted by the time we all sit down. Sometimes they even like to play “restaurant” and take orders and serve each other. You’ve seen some pictures of our youngest daughter Maggie Mae “helping” daddy build stuff. Well, when we finally delivered the 14ft Farm Table, he hired on 2 new helpers!
Delivery time was sweet! With much anticipation, we finally arrived Saturday evening at the Godwin’s new home to set up the table. Due to its size, we had some assembling to do, and like I said, Dexter had some amazing help from those 2 princesses pictured above! Dexter made the necessary adjustments and …….
Here it is!!!! We are so excited and a bit in awe that the Lord enabled us to do this. A large table like this will allow at least 16-18 people to gather around and fellowship. It’s the only piece of furniture you will purchase that encourages spending quality time together focusing on each other and not the things of this world. You see, without the Godwin family gathering around eating, playing games, making projects with the kids, etc., it is just wood fashioned together into a very large rectangle. Their time spent at the table is what makes it special. Someone commented on Facebook after seeing the table and said, “Would love to hear this table talk in 10 years.” I would too! So I guess I will leave you with this thought, what would your table say if it could talk?