We bought our home from Ms. Bosomworth in 2005. This was a family home in which she lived with her parents and one sister. She lived in her home for almost 80 years then decided to move into assisted living. An old trellis was left... The frame, over time; has become weak, it is too short to walk under, legs uneven, etc. I've held onto it for no other reason than it was hers.
Anything I do to it will change it. This will also change why I've kept it. Like most things I don't know what to do with or how to handle; I think about it way too much! Placing it in my front yard!
After one week, of this trellis hanging out in my front yard for all to see a cousin of mine shared this with me after asking why this trellis was randomly in my yard...
"I've been pondering that "trellis in your yard." I was thinking that sometimes we want to hang onto things God never intended us to have. Or we want to try & "fix" things that only he can fix. Sometimes, we just have to let go & let God. I know that sounds cliche. But you have first hand experience when it comes to his power & ability. Sometimes, God starts over from scratch. He doesn't want you to keep the junk because it's keeping you from something better. Hanging on to it & trying to fix it is only getting in his way. Maybe, if you let go & let him, you'll get a more beautiful & stronger trellis than even you can imagine. Better than all the ideas you had for the old one. You won't forget the old one. You'll just appreciate the beauty in the difference. Love you. Maybe those splinters you keep getting are his way of telling you hands off."
I don't think anyone could have explained it better than my cousin. As the barn clean-up continues the trellises need to be given to God❤ and taken out of the front yard.