My mom helped me create a leaded glass window for the master bathroom to go over a tub.
Because it was an exterior window, it was installed by the framers and endured the entire building process.
Framing and rough plumbing and electrical.
I installed all the finish carpentry or millwork around windows and doorways, and we hired painters.
If you look closely at the window, there are imperfections.
It is far from perfect.
But that's like of like life. Up close on a day to day basis there's a lot of failure, especially as a parent.
But if you stand back and look at your life as a whole, it's beautiful and those imperfections can't be noticed, and actually contribute to the greater whole.
This was the only leaded glass or stained glass window that had to be completed during construction.
I have a ton more I need to do, but that will come in the months ahead.