Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Well You Ain't Got A Thing, If You Ain't Got That Bling!

If you know me, you know that I am not a glitz and glitter kinda gal.
Hubby and I are both more of an antique lovers type so when our boys came along we assumed that they would be the same. Yeah the joke is on us.

Ever since our boys were little the glitz and sparkles have always caught their attention. If we were walking through a home improvement store a side trip to the Chandliers was always in order. I promise if we were to have built a log cabin tucked way back in the woods, we would have had a fight on our hands to give in and hang a light fixture with the biggest and largest count of crystals you could find.

I even remember on a vacation to Washington DC, I gave each boy a disposable camera so they could each take pictures from their views. It was such a riot to see all the pictures taken by 7 and 4 year olds. We laughed as we viewed headless statues, the feet of Abraham Lincoln but most of all, the many different Crystal chandliers throughout the Great Halls of our Nation's Capitol and surrounding buildings.

Fast forward to today...With Boy 1 rapidly approaching his final year in High School it has come time to create and order his Senior ring. Oh the choices. We had a hard time figuring out the order form and sent up a quick rejoicing praise when we realized that we could design the precious bauble on line. Of course true to nature, there was a slight amount of dazzle incorporated into the final creation.
Definately will have some bling going on.

Once the real ring was designed and the order form filled out the playing began.
Even Boy #2 got into the action. After a while the announcement came that the "dream ring" was designed. I about flipped when even from the computer screen, I was blinded by the glare of all the glitz that was added. Not to mention the price. It was such a site to watch my boys express their likes which is so totally opposite of their parents.

As I smiled about their fancy for the shine, I can't help to think about the total amazment that will be on their faces when they walk through the gates of Heaven.
Revelation 21 describes for us in the words of John what the New Jerusalem will be like, all the precious stones, the Crystal sea and the streets of Gold. As we all stand in awe of God and the home He has created for us, no Crystal chandelier on this earth reflecting the beautiful sunlight can even compare.

This mom would get the biggest kick if God would grant me the honor of seeing the expression on my boys faces when they arrive in heaven. No doubt it will be like they were 4 and 7 again. No, not in a hurry to go but know it will be such a joy when that day arrives.




Brianne said...

I agree! When I see an amazing sunset, I am in awe that the beauty that surrounds us will pale in comparison to the beauty that we will spend eternity enjoying.

How quickly they go from 7 to 17!!

stephanie said...

AWESOME!!!! ooooooo I got chills at the end... what a great idea with the cameras by the way!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

What a great reflection on your boys!