I’ll be honest. June sucked. I had high hopes for the beginning of summer…even made a Summer 2011 To Do List that I fully intended to keep. But life doesn’t follow our plans…or, apparently, To Do lists. How’s the Rolling Stones’ song go? “You can’t always get what you want / but if you try sometimes you just might find / you get what you need.” (I heart that song!)
The first sign that this summer wasn’t going to go as planned had to be the creepy, bodiless voice in my back yard. You can read all about it here. It took me a while to recover from that one and I never regained comfort in our (then) home. Which is why I was somewhat prepared for what came next. We had to unexpectedly, and rather quickly, make the decision to move out of our house. As much as I hated that house, it was NOT what I wanted to do or when I wanted to do it…but it was necessary. So the husband & I spent the rest of June and the first couple of weeks of July packing up our family’s life & stacking it neatly. In a storage building. A HUGE thank you to our extended family (ahem, mom&dad) who have so generously taken us in until we make our next move…which we prayerfully hope is very soon! With the turmoil of the last 6 or 7 weeks is behind us, we took a little vacation to recuperate. Nothing like the beauty of Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL to make everything right with the world! Ahhhhhhhh….
|When I was a little girl my mom would show me the sunset and say, "Look how pretty God painted the sky!" Would you just look at what He did for us while we were on vacation? Breathtaking.|
So yeah, June sucked. July was a little better. But August… is going to be Awesome. I missed my blog while I was gone and remembered how much I love writing. I’ve learned a lot this summer. About people. About myself. I’ve been disappointed. I’ve been mad as hell and I’ve been over-the-moon giddy. I’ve struggled to fight back my tears as I sat in church on many Sundays and handed over my fears & worries to God. Because that’s what He said to do. And I made it. We made it. For what we have endured, we are stronger, wiser.
And for a quick word about the blog: As Glass Peacock progresses my goal is to share with you more of what it is that I do. I’ll be adding posts and tutorials on topics such as interior design, DIY projects, jewelry-making, my views on parenting and life, and anything else I get my hands into or that crosses my mind. I’ve been inspired by so many people in my life & I want to do the same. So please come back and come back often! And leave a comment or two…or three! Until next time, friends…