I really do enjoy all things lovely….flowers, plants, jewelry, make-up, clothes, shoes; decorating my apartment…it just doesn’t matter. I am a girlie girl and I like pretty. My Grandmother, Willie Mae Rooks, really enjoyed dressing to a tee…skirts, pumps and ear bobs! I guess the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree. Beauty on the surface doesn’t always mean beauty on the inside AND just because something doesn’t appear lovely isn’t a sign that it…whatever it is….isn’t lovely!
My children are grown, but I still struggle with finding time to stop life and “do” a few of the things that bring enjoyment and fill my tank. During the winter months, I enjoy knitting. Do you knit? Have you ever sat with knitting needles and worked the magic of moving thread and needles into a pattern? While checking your work you discover a dropped stitch or two, and now you have a big hole. Sometimes the damage is too much and you must unravel your work…
At times isn’t that how life happens? Either our choices or choices made by someone else will create a hole in our lives, which leads to a hole in our soul. Our family suffered such an experience and as a result a 34 year marriage came to an end. Addiction and other life dominating situations created such a hole in a family.
BUT! (used to introduce a phrase or clause contrasting with what has already been mentioned)
That is one powerful word!! Today, I have such a BUT GOD story! Hannah and I left our home eight years ago with nothing. Life as we knew it completely unraveled…I had not worked outside my home in many years; God provided the perfect job for me, as well as a home. Our unraveled life has been knitted together in a completely different looking master piece. During the early years, I got out of bed and did the next right thing. Do you find yourself living through a difficult season of life? May I encourage you to seek and follow God as well as do the next right thing?
Now, I have the privilege of walking side by side with both of my daughters as we share Handcrafted Beauty skin care with women of all ages. Why did we buy Handcrafted Beauty? WE LOVE ALL the products. We have experienced softer, dewy looking skin. Did I mention the tone of my skin appears more even? Like I said…I like all things lovely. I think each of the Handcrafted Beauty products have contributed to more lovely skin.
What is up ahead?? We are in the process of finalizing several new products to add the website. I also plan to incorporate several items that I have made and sold locally. So….stay tuned and thanks to you for joining the journey.
May we all experience true JOY as we journey together!