Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back to Bloggin'!!

Wow, it's been a little over a year since I've posted here on my blog and I've sure missed it!  This past year and a half saw lots of heartache, with changes and adjustments that took place - BUT as I stated in a previous post, we are so very blessed to be a close-knit family, grounded in love that's unconditional and we share a mutual faith in our Lord and Savior.  We remain grateful for His Grace & Mercy.  Though my marriage dissolved and I found myself alone and hurt and scared, God's love never fails and I've learned who I am IN CHRIST and my worth and value is in Him!

With that said, I'm happy to proclaim that God brought me, my children and family through another emotionally tough time - and I'm stronger for it.  I know that He will never put on us more than we can handle - but oh boy, I had begun to wonder just how strong God thought I was!!!  But you know, it's in times like these that He reminds us we are to trust in Him and know that He works all things out, in His time and in His awesome way!

So in this past year and a half, I've moved twice..... and I DETEST moving!!  I had to downsize quite a bit - well, actually, a WHOLE lot.  And yes I've pouted, stomped, cried and pouted some more!!  But the greatest thing is how God works things out - I'm back on Johnson Hill, buying my late Grandma's house, next door to my wonderful parents (the Johnsons), and up the hill from my sweet daughter and my precious grandchildren!  How blessed can an old girl be??!!  It's actually the house my uncle built, that we lived in for a minute while having our house built (when my sister and I were young teenagers) which is where my sweet parents still live!  My Grandma bought the house from my uncle and lived there until she passed away 2 1/2 yrs ago.  SO we're fortunate to be able to keep it in the family and I'm lovin' livin' there!  My family loves it too!

But - IT REALLY IS SMALL!  I'm not complaining . . . . but I have SO MUCH STUFF!  Crafting stuff!!  It's ridiculous - though during the 2 moves, I really did purge quite a bit and have a good bit more to go.  I'm thinking I will do another Virtual Craft Room Sale to weed out some more that I just don't have space for.  We'll see!

So anyway - I'm back!  And I'm on fire about my Close To My Heart business!  I just returned from our annual Convention which was held in Orlando, Florida and let me tell you - it was awesome!  Great and fun new products and benefits beginning in just 2 days!  That's right - our Brand New Autumn/Winter CTMH Idea Book goes live on August 1st.  So be sure to check out my website to view this beautiful new catalog - it's choked full!!

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