Today we said goodbye to our lovely Christmas holiday. Although if you were to see my house right now, you'd might guess that I am having a hard time parting with this season.
Our tree is still
We have enjoyed many, and I mean many of the lazy of days. We have watched boo coodles of movies, cooked, shopped and played very hard over our break. Today I am trying to find my laundry room.....I should just follow my nose. My child informed me this morning when I told her to go put on her clothes, that she didn't have any clean....working on that today.
Well, I assume you all took some time over the last week to reflect on 2012 and then added some "want to's" to 2013. I have to say, that I had ONE thing, just ONE that I wanted to accomplish in 2012, and did not, when I complete it in 2013 ;) I will let you know.
But when looking back on 2012, again, Tim and I stand amazed at where the Lord has taken us. Things we've done, relationships built, trials we've gone through, decisions we made, how our family has evolved; all with God's complete provisions, love and faithfulness ever present. Even if it didn't always feel like it at the time.
January 1, 2013 already added a few changes into our family, one of which was signing the release to our Highland's Antique' Mall booth.
I have been praying for direction on it since closing Bellamia in 2011. I asked the Lord constantly on a direction to go. I wanted BIG things for that small space, but was feeling like I had no direction. I've never really been a very patient person, and I dare not ask for patience ;) I actually went to market again in October, had a great time, had some inspiration, bought some new inventory; but was still missing "it".
I hate doing things less then 100%. When I thought about the fact that I had gone up to our booth maybe three times since October, I knew I just didn't have the time set aside for this. So many more things that I felt like I was to be doing was taking priority.
So I waited.... and believe it or not, I was in a store shopping this Christmas, and "it" happened. I totally felt the Lord tell me to close it down.....yippee, direction!
btw, the staff and Highland's Antique' Mall are GREAT to work with. (And this above picture is not one of the staff members, just my hubs, sporting a beard cap we bought him for Christmas. He would like a beard like this for real. I told him he could sport one just like that...... once I'm dead) hence the purchase :)
I hope to one day be able to join the Highland's Antique' Mall family again, but now is just not my season. So with that....Everything in the booth is 50% off! So hop on over and grab you some goodies :)
We also feel like the Lord is calling us to do something BIG in 2013, so we're praying and walking in that direction and we'll see what He says and does. You'll have to wait longer then January 2, 2013 for that news.
And whenever I decide to take down our Christmas decorations, and sweep up the mounds of dust bunnies and pine needles, I think I'll finally give y'all the tour of our kitchen re-do.
Hope you all have wonderful week! Praying 2013 will be a year that BIG things happen for you all. Seek big things, pray big things, hope big things, do big things and expect big things, because after all...... our time on this earth is short, and we have all of eternity to rest!