My kitchen window isn’t very big and it’s nothing fancy. Just a little kitchen window above my sink with some pretty fabric draped across the top. But it is my kitchen window. The one my dear husband put in just for me.
When we first got married I became homesick for everything familiar that I had left behind, and for the view from my mom’s kitchen window. I had a lot to learn about life and love, along with some growing up to do.
But as time passed I grew fond of my own view. Living life with my best friend has been a wonderful adventure. I treasure all the joys and special times we have been able to share together.
Of course we have also had our challenges. Things have not always been easy. Money has been tight and work scarce at times. My husband has been sick off and on, I landed in the emergency room after our first son was born, and we were trying to start a farm in the midst of it all. And then my husband had a severe colon flare up that resulted in his colon being removed to save his life.
No, it has not been easy. But God has been faithful. We have grown closer to each other and our love has grown deeper. I am ever more grateful for the chance to continue to share life together.
Through it all I have learned to love the view from my own kitchen window more and more. The beautiful mountains that change color with the seasons, chickens pecking in the pasture, a corner of the garden. Sometimes I see my beloved husband working on some project or a toddling little boy trying to pet the chickens. But most of all I see love in the kisses shared by the kitchen sink, joy in our meals shared together, faithfulness through the laughter and the tears. Memories built together as a family, in our little home looking out of my own kitchen window.
The view from my kitchen window is unique. It is different from my mom’s, different from a friend’s, different than yours. But it is mine, the life God has blessed me with. It is exciting to see God’s hand guiding. I look forward to enjoying the ongoing view from my very own kitchen window.
Celeste Engell lives in northeast Washington with her true love. A farmer’s wife a mommy to two little boys and baby girl, Celeste enjoys creating and designing things. You will often find her busy in the kitchen whipping up scrubs, soap, and lip balm to sell online. Most of all, Celeste wants to praise God for all He has done for her and glorify Him in all that she does.
kitchen photo by: JenniMarie Photography