this past week was super difficult.
and perhaps some of the crazy stressful things that happened will one day soon make funny blog posts.
none of it is that funny yet though :) patrick has been out of town. and that pretty much says it all.
he is home today, and i am grateful to the max!!
i packed up some shop orders, one of which was my 100th sale! big excitement for me!
god has been so good to us through my little etsy business.
what began as a way for me to hopefully have money to do something fun?
well, it turns out that it was going to be how the lord provided for us often this summer. we have needed nearly every bit.
i'm overwhelmed with his careful provisions and great love for me. and all the sweet people who have purchased earrings,
you bless my socks clean off, you know! so yes. just incredibly thankful, and excited about continuing on!
i also stayed up way too late one night last week and made some new earrings.
pop over and check out the new listings! even buy them all, i won't mind.
living in the heart of downtown means, a few times a week we enjoy some sort of action up close and personal.
conversations about cheating boyfriends, how to roll a joint, and decisions being made about which hottie to bring home.
all that and more happens right outside my bedroom window.
sometimes, we get blessed with knocks on the door.
most times it's not funny when that happens, as it's the wee hours of the morning.
sometimes though, it cracks me right up.
over the weekend, i had a pair of cute little older ladies tap on my porch door. i answered and greeted them,
anticipating to give directions to the chocolate shop or a restaurant down the street, which is usual.
well, these two guests were not in the best of moods. they were looking for their late tour bus,
and needed me to tell them where i'd seen it.
i explained that i hadn't seen a tour bus, and they told me i must have, because they are meeting it right here.
i apologized again for not knowing and pointed them to the bakery across the street, a cool place to wait for their bus.
they insisted again that i could not have missed their bus, i "must have seen it through the windows".
i was smiling so big, trying not to laugh and wondering if these gals were planning to leave me be or force me to find their bus...
when the bus pulled up! good gracious, there it was in all its touring glory. lots of other people began to converge at the bus,
and the little ladies left me, without a word. i closed my door, and had a laugh.
i needed that laugh, y'all.
my sister and her husband celebrated five married years on saturday. this is me and my babe from their wedding day.
i was thinking on how beautiful that day was, and how hard it was for me.
i was recovering from abdominal surgery and my little baby sister was getting married away.
here we are five years later, so many changes in all of our lives. so much growth. and more to come.
i love looking back, don't you? so much to be grateful for!
what are you grateful for today?