Ten years ago Chip and I were taking a road trip to New Mexico to be a part of my sister’s surprise engagement. My Magnolia boutique was up and running and I distinctly remember trying to figure out what my specific design style was. My first year of business was a trial and error on design and decorating. Since I had never cared about decorating before and I didn’t have an ounce of knowledge about design, I was searching everywhere for a look that settled well in my gut.
I found what I was looking for when Chip and I stopped in a small town on our way to the mountains of New Mexico. I saw farmland and silos- the lush green fields combined with the industrial galvanized cylinders, and chippy white paint spoke to me. From that point forward, everything I did from a design aspect was inspired from that picture in my mind..
Yesterday I went to the farmhouse to check things out and I remembered the picture of the large silos that I saw ten years ago. I had this overwhelming feeling about how I felt known by God. Even when the house was all tore up and in pieces, I never could explain my love for the farmhouse or how it settled well in my heart and my gut. The house and land didn’t come easy and it has been an interesting year and a half of putting it back together. We are three weeks out now and I couldn’t feel more grateful about this place I am about to get to call home. It all comes full circle for me and I know God had a major part in all this.
He knows the details of our hearts and wants to show all of us He knows us, He gets us, and He delights in us. Every time I check on the farmhouse I get this feeling and it far surpasses my excitement about the white walls and concrete counter tops that are coming together. It’s knowing that He designed all of us with certain giftings and talents and when we let Him into our world, He will far exceed our expectations!