Welcome to our first ever Memorial Box Monday post! Because our year of eating off $10 a week is now done along with Menu Mondays, we have moved on to join other blogs that feature Memorial Box Monday! Taylor's mom, Tina, at One Blessed Nest was the first to introduce us to this feature and she started when she won a memorial box in a giveaway from Linny at A Place Called Simplicity who started Memorial Box Mondays. We would like to announce that we now have our own little box to house small reminders of different times in our lives when God has blessed us!
"In Joshua 4 Almighty God tells the Isrealites to collect stones and set them as a Memorial to remind them of God's power and provision. He then tells the Isrealites to use those stones as a memorial; that everytime they see them to tell their children and their children's children the stories over and over again, continually reminding them of God's faithfulness."
To read the full idea and an introduction to Memorial Box Mondays go here and read Linny's "How about Memorial Box Mondays? aka We will remember..." post.
The story of how we found our box isn't much different then how everyone seems to find theirs. We were at the thrift store on base in the tools and outdoors corner and just happened to see this hunter green frame with wood sections and a small door. We had been thinking of looking for one so we were excited at the possibilities of this green box! We were trying to keep it a bit of a secret from Taylor's mom, who we were shopping with, so we could announce it on our blog, but she caught us at the check out and knew what it was for as soon as she saw it. She also said that she had been looking for one to get us and so she paid for it... about $8. :) Next step was to get the green paint off, then the red below it, then the blue below that. So I sent a message to Grandpa to see if he could maybe strip the box of paint for Christmas and add a back board. He agreed and what was underneath the paint was not expected...beautiful wood! This box looked like it had been sitting in someone's workshop for years, rusted with layers of paint. Now it looked like we just had it made! So we decided not to stain it as originally planned for now. Take a look and let us know what you think! Keep an eye out for our new Memorial Box Mondays and watch as we fill it with reminders of how awesome our Great Big God is! :) We are excited and hope you are too! Maybe you will want to start your own Memorial Box with your family!! Thanks Mom for the box and thanks Grandpa for the hard work!