i love weekends. we have been savoring spending time together weekends. NOT working.like going to the plaza and walking around..shopping..eating lunch..laughing..sharing our hearts..making memories this weekend we hit repeat-- we got to dress the part for fall. it was crisp & sunny. a perfect day for thrifting.
later on in the day we met my with my aunt pat who is battling breast cancer for the second time and ate lunch with her and a bunch of my family FAMILY..the most meaningful thing we have. gifts given to walk with us through this life. we laughed. ate WAY to many rolls with cinnamon butter
and then met up at my mom's house for dessert..brownies, mini cherry pies, pumpkin dump cake = a pound or so:/
after all that food speed shopping seemed like the answer so then headed to the mall so nikki could get some clothes for work did i tell you she went back to work full-time?
well it is sunday now so we are going to waffle house for breakfast and then to the grocery store. doesn't everyone eat before the grocery store? making a pit stop by the thrift store to pick up this crazy red hutch for my master bedroom redo..i tell ya! i have lots of projects to finish up!
a new season is beginning for us so we are practicing living out of the "being content side" LESS VS. the driven to "want more and never being satisfied" side MORE
i am beginning to see what a necessity establishing a flexible balance around my life is. i am the only one who can GIVE that to myself. i can't wait to share these things with you as i learn!
i am pregnant with a treasure of sorts. it is gestating quietly. time will tell. all i can say is thank you for praying for me and my family there is a healing that only God can work in hearts. i have labored in prayer for more years than i have fingers for. some things in life there aren't words for but God to come down.. work a miracle for my family. there were many things stolen from us years ago. i was a perfect target and we were a growing blended family with not a clue of what was about to hit us. it was a perfect storm rolling in leaving in its path debris a rubble and i have spent many seasons since-- like Job
i am finding ways moving forward to live a beautiful life. i can't go back and change ONE thing. nope, not one! i can go forward and stop looking back though & begin to create something new..releasing the ashes to the only One that can bring beauty from them so again...i can feel in my bones all of this up ahead. waiting to be shared as love life lessons for those who are hurting but first i know that i have to finish up what i have been given right now.
3 WEEKS until my surgery. i have been battling fear and nightmares...i am not kidding! last time was traumatic on me and my family. but today i remembered the fear is false evidence appearing real...hmmmm
i am getting giddy with all the new things on the horizon though. i want to be there so much. but you know what? i KNOW that God is saying...the lesson is here right now. BE PRESENT!
live wide open within each day
while this year has been one of the hardest years of my life--
it has also gifted me with so many valuable lessons i have oodles of unfinished projects that i can't wait to tackle i have one more surgery after this one...the best and supposedly easiest one part of my heart is in MN and i can't wait to take grace and i back there this spring/summer we have a whole new vision for the shop in january..one that is physically easier for me but i think so much better with quicker turnaround times...
i am eager to be about curating my STORY
january is the beginning of a new year and the beginning of my slowing down and recording life lessons as i begin connecting the sacred in my heart my home and in all things handmade
now for the winner of the copy of the ART of WAR by steven pressfield is comment 17 -- SARAH email me sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and i have the book shipped out to you!
thank each and everyone of your for your comments! i will be giving away my next read here soon so stay in touch:)