I am a child of the King, wife to the best husband in the world, mom of four wonderful children and one great daughter-in-law, Nana to the two cutest little boys. We have a wonderful life. Who ever would have thought that I could have all of this.
A blog that I have followed for several years now, Gracefull Mama, is beginning a new series for young mothers. I encourage you, especially if you have children still at home, to subscribe to this series and I know it's going to be good. My children are all grown up and I remember how much I struggled with trying to be a Godly mother and wife while working fulltime and wishing I had something or someone to show me the way to do this. Sometimes I felt so discouraged and lots of times out of control. This blogging world is such a wonderful place to find encouragement, ideas, knowing you are not the only one struggling, making mistakes. I know Joy at Gracefull Mama is going to teach you so much in this series so I really, really suggest you go over there and just see what she has to say. God bless you.
This post is going to just be a tease. Karen, Becky and I painted on all kinds of different furniture pieces today such as a mid-century corner end table, a little red foot stool, two metal chairs, an old school desk and much more. It was a beautiful day to do that too. I will be posting pictures ASAP. Some pieces we finished and others I will finish soon. We are trying to get ready for a flea market in March and I'm so excited to have a booth at this flea market. So just keep checking back and I promise to have pictures of all of our goodies.
Finally, a decent flea market in my town. I am really excited to see this happening and that the townspeople actually turned out for it. It was very, very crowded. Yeah!!! My sister and I went to check it out today to see if this would be something that we would want to have a booth in and the answer is YES! It is a one day only event everyother month and the next one is in March so you can look for us there. I can't wait. I had kind of gotten out of the "junkin" mood during Christmas, I guess because I was away from all of that for about a month but...standback...lookout...here I come. I am ready to get started back with my painting, refinishing and selling of vintage wares. Ready to go to auctions again. I can just feel the creative juices starting to flow.
The picture above is a picture of my mother when she was around 17 years old. She was so pretty and so full of life ahead of her. She was a great mother, I wish I had been mature enough to think to tell her how much I loved her and appreciated all she did for us, her family. I was 29 when she passed away, had just had a baby, my third child and just so "busy" with life. She knew I loved her and I think she knew we thought she was a great mother but I wish I had told her. Mother died 5 days after Jamie was born so it is easy to know how long she has been gone. It has been THIRTY years ago this past week. THIRTY YEARS!!! Wow, hard to believe for one thing that Jamie is thirty and two that she has been gone that long. I know someday I will be with her, my dad and both of my babies that have gone before us. I miss them all but so glad I have that assurance. Thank you Mother for all of your sacrifices for me and most of all thank you Jesus for your sacrifice.