Posted by: Diane | October 2, 2012

An Expression Of Love

I’ve wanted a big, chunky, rocking swing by the water for a long time…and I wanted my husband to make it.

Chris loves these construction challenges. All he needs is a couple of puttering Saturday afternoons, some alone time to figure out all the details and some tools…

…and voila – this is Chris, enjoying the fruits of his labour.

I love this swing. I love it because my husband made it. I enjoyed watching the process as much as I enjoy the final product. Making this swing for me was a labour of love for Chris and I’m so thankful for the beautiful ways that he expresses his feelings for me, without talking.

Last night at 11:30 pm., Chris and I sat on the swing and rocked for a few minutes.  The stars were shining brightly and there was a soft breeze coming off the water. I nestled in under his arm and we sat quietly, just basking in the moment.

This morning, I wandered down to the swing and I read my Bible for a while.

This afternoon, I asked my next door neighbour if she wanted to come and play on my swing…and she did.

On Friday, I’m going to bring my out-of-town friend down to the swing and we’re going to enjoy a cup of chai tea together as we rock and talk.

I know, without a doubt, that this swing is going to provide many moments of much needed deceleration in a world that demands us to quickly move and madly produce.

I want to listen to the waves, watch the sun go down and feel the breeze – sometimes alone, sometimes with others.

Thank you, Chris for making a swing and thank you, God for making Chris.

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.


  1. Your husband ROCKS!! xo

  2. As I read your blog I could feel a tender smile on my face – THAT is the kind of love we all long for. Thank God for blessing you and Chris with that love – thank you for being a brilliant reflection God’s love. Happy Thanksgiving! May you have many hours of quiet breeze, blessed conversation and star gazing in your new swing. Peace.

    • Thanks, Debbie. Chris is indeed a truly wonderful man.
      Anytime you want to come and play on my swing, you are always welcome. Truly. I would love you to come and have tea with me.

  3. Love your description. And just the idea of sitting and rocking in this solid, rustic swing makes me feel warm and fuzzy!! Rock on!!

    • There’s room on the swing for you too, Sis!

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