Pantry Door – Round One

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21

The unplanned, unexpected kitchen remodel is coming along …. s  l  o  w  l  y  … but it is coming along. I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband [note to self .. keep this in mind when in the middle of trying to DIY ] who works hard to help me with everything that I ask. Bless him!

I have been really excited this week to finish up our pantry; but, that may take another week or two. Yesterday we picked up our new pantry door. And my sweet husband, did everything he could to get it installed. But of course, every thing that we thought would be easy peasy … was a chore in itself.

First, we had to get the door to actually fit in the opening … sounds easy right …. maybe for a professional.

Second, we have this really cool pantry light switch that turns the light on when you open the door and turns it off when you close it.  Well, that took some adjustment to the stud, the sheet rock and the door to get it to fit correctly.

And then, when we thought we had it ready to slip in there and shimmy and nail …. bam!


I don’t know exactly what happened; but, it fell over and well you get the picture …

Ten years I have waited for this door. So very excited to finally have it and just couldn’t wait to get it hung. Yes, I was very disappointed and frustrated. It wasn’t just that the door broke – I was tired. My husband was tired. We had only been trying to install this door for H.O.U.R.S. We were ready to be done with it and enjoy our new door and our hard work. I could have let life get the better of me. I could have cried, said nasty things, blamed my husband for letting it fall. I wish I could say that I just stopped and hit my knees; but, I didn’t do that either. But God, my mighty savior, He heard my heart break with that door. I felt God’s grace come across me and His presence surround me and I took comfort in Him. I knew my husband’s heart broke as well. I did not even need to look at his face. And as soon as my husband spoke, had given up, God gave me the words to say. He gave me a plan for the door. He gave me the compassion that I needed for my husband. And that was that. So when your plan doesn’t go according to your way … just remember … God’s got this!

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