Recently, Glen, Ellie and I have been renovating our Laundry Room. Glen was responsible for emptying the room of all the years of accumulated stuff, for tearing out the old home-made shelves, for all the heavy lifting and for graciously not complaining when we needed to make yet another trip to Lowe's. Ellie was in charge of morale and encouragement. She has been right beside me all the way.
The only time she leaves the room is if I was using a saw or the air compressor. Her sensitive beagle ears can't tolerate that noise in the small room in which I worked. Any other time, she was just lying there watching me, giving me either subtle approval or disapproval by her facial expression. (Okay, I might be imagining that last part.)
We started the renovation with a plan laid out on paper. Now that the room is almost completed, I am amazed at how almost perfectly it has turned out. We made a few alterations to the plan along the way, but for the most part, it is just the way we designed. I have to admit, it makes me so happy to look at it. The room originally had never been finished, it was only bare studs and now to look at it a finished room gives me much pleasure.
It reminds me that the Bible refers to Christians as "His workmanship".
created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."