Stairways to Heaven

I’ve been struggling with writing a post for today.  When tragedies occur in the lives of people you care about, discussions about decorating your house feel a bit shallow.  I was looking through my pictures for ideas, and remembered I’d been collecting images lately on a Pinboard named Stairways to Heaven.  None of these will be as beautiful as the real thing:














Maybe this image is one that is closer to the real thing.   



Actually, I think it’ll be more like this one:

crosses in stairwell

Praying for peace and comfort for my friend in the loss of her son.



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22 thoughts on “Stairways to Heaven

  1. Jacqueline says:

    Thank you for this, the first thing I’ve seen online this morning. What a beautiful thought. God bless your friend, you, and all of us this morning. Nothing wrong with looking for the beauty in this world, too, which is one of the reasons I visit The Decorologist.


  2. Lee says:

    prayers for this family have spread across the Southeast as our congregation and the one in Auburn have been sharing the burden to spread the load. Thank you for the beautiful thoughts prompted by today’s post.

  3. Sheila Zeller says:

    Hang in there, Kristie. Sending lots of thoughts, hugs and strength your way… my heart is breaking for your friend, and I send prayers to her and her family, also.

    xo Sheila

  4. Lezlie says:

    Sudden losses like this force us to think on a different level. Kristie, your work allows the look and feel of our homes to be a sanctuary. My hope is that after your work is complete in the physical design that we, as the home dwellers, focus on the emotional and spiritual design so that our homes truly are sanctuary and everyone who enters gets a taste of heaven. Thank you, Kristie, for acknowledging in this post and in so many others what is ultimately most important.

  5. Dianne Tant says:

    I understand your “feelings” about sad times. but your posts cheer me up. right now i am waiting for my Mom to die…and I enjoy thinking about something else (decorating) for a short time…keep posting dear friend.

  6. Karla says:

    I’ve been following the pins. What a sweet, fitting tribute. Enjoying the beauty in the world is part of living. So thankful for our church family.

  7. Lesli Messinger says:

    I am so sorry for your friends loss. I lost my son 6 years ago. Austin was 24 yrs old. He died from an overdose to Oxycotin.

    Allow your friend to talk endlessly about her son. Never be afraid to mention her son’s name. The worst pain for a mother is when people avoid speaking of the child, as if he never existed. Her son will always be on her mind, even after she is able to seemingly join the world.

    My prayers go out to you, your friend and her family. (((hugs)))

  8. Paula Van Hoogen says:

    How wonderful to have caring praying friends in abundance! Lezlie said it so well…
    Thank you again, Kristie for putting everything in the right perspective. That is one reason you are a Proverbs 31 Woman, Kristie, you take chaotic situations and create beauty for others….
    Will be praying for you & the dear one who lost her son.

  9. Susan says:

    Love and light to you and your friend Kristie. It is ok to mourn, to feel the heartbreak of loss. Love is the gift that fills us with the greatest joy and yes at times, brings us to our knees. A gift none the less, in fact the gift that makes life so precious. May love warm and protect all of you in these troubling times.

  10. Lisa says:

    I’m so sorry about your loss. I’ve been going through a loss myself so I feel for you. Thank you for choosing such beautiful pics!

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