Tuesday, June 29, 2010

crAZy LoVe

I have to brag on some friends that GOD has showered me with... they show me CrAZy LoVe everyday and I mean it.
Traci, her willing heart, sweet sweet spirit and constant smile blow me aways and lead me to Jesus. Holly with her get it done attitude and willingness to get down and dirty and then dress up like a lady and go out on the town, you ground me. Malea- always willing with a smile to help out in the store even when you are in pain. Stacey, Stacey, what can I say, you are mad talented and full fun fire, you made this move possible. Annie, Wendy, mom and morem you dedication, heart and love carried us this week.
JAMES- we are going to rock this new space!

So...I am just going to be honest.... my new job, mike's ankle, mom/dad going to Jay's/Minne and the move to the new store has sent me to the edge and I am going to fall off. I need rest, I need to know that oh yes GOD is in control, I seem to have lost my way and its dark.... I am really trying to remain in joy.... but well you know how it goes sometime!!!
thanks for praying.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

what do you know another blog post this week

Mike made it thru surgery, instead of a 30 min procedure, it was 1 hr 45. I almost got panicky. They did a great deal of repair to the torn ligament and he made it thru, one screw removed, two and a bolt inserted. A cast for 4-6 weeks and non weight bearing. WOWsie, we need some grace with that healing Lord.

Work was good tonight but each time a patient passes on, its hard, I pray for the family and for the person. We are all affected.

The store is looking like a store again! If anyone wants to pack boxes and unpack boxes, we could use your help on Saturday.

Hopefully going to a Beth Moore study tomorrow. I am learning so much and want to really go and soak in under her teaching.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

quick hello

I am supposed to be doing some work or sleeping but instead my mind is racing 100 miles an hour
I have been on three days off from my "real job" and working like crazy at my fun job
The store is now empty, thanks to some really cool dudes and a big moving truck.
The paint is almost done thanks to Dana and more dudes
Tomorrow the tile will be set and the carpet will begin.
Hopefully by Thursday nite we will be a "store" again
My van is full of slot wall, and trim and boards, we have the furniture lined out and ready to be
placed. then the fun errr horror begins as we pack and unpack and decorate.
Its very exciting and awfully overwhelming as well.

I want this store to be a safe place again to create, and design and remember. To bring in photos that make us proud and make us smile, to make pages and projects about those we love. That is why we have a store.

In the meantime Mike is having surgery again on his ankle. My dad will come home from Chicago and then leave again for Minne in just a few days. I know that Mike has a great surgeon and God is in control its just one more hoop for us and Mike. He is also preparing to go to Wisconsin to a speciality hospital for OCD. There are only 2 hospitals of this kind in the US. I hope that he is willing to make this work, we are at the end of our rope as a family.

I will be working starting tomorrow straight thru till the 5th of July. I will have to depend on GOD, and my hard working friends, pals, customers, and saints to get us packed, moved, unpacked and running at the store....

Now... the other exciting, keeping me awake idea.... we have a dream... I know you have heard this before and waaalaaa we opened a scrapbook store.... well... the next logical step for us is a RETREAT CENTER where we can host scrapbooking, quilting GETAWAYS!!!!!!!!! stay tuned