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Looking Forward

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I always like this time of year because for me it is a time  to reflect on past accomplishments as well as failures and  to set new  goals.  No I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, seems pointless to me.   I must say after three very trying years this one is ending with a stronger, happier, healthier, wiser ME.  THANK GOD.

I hope to become more skilled at photography and am going to try my hand at painting; watercolor in particular.  My craft room is pretty much finished for now. I love having a girlie room to escape to, very sunny, very cheerful room.

Hoping to get back to one of my favorite spots on this earth in May, Navarre.  It is a small little town away from the heavy traveled Destin area in Florida.  There’s just nothing like a beachside condo listening to the seagulls and the waves as you go to sleep and wake up.

Looking to resolve some more inner conflict with the help of a wonderful counselor God has brought my way and thankful for a new friend I have met.  Our friendship developed over time from a common passion…home-education and stay at home moms. She is a blessing!!!

It has snowed here FINALLY but since I can’t stand the cold anymore one snow will do…I am ready for tulips!

Happy New Year everyone.  Be safe.

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Seasons in life

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 My favorite thing to do when a kid was to play house and school. Now since I had a brother and a neighborhood of boys and tomboys I had to adapt my favorites in order to play with everybody. Yes I played baseball until I got hit with the hardball. I played football some as well as bombardment. I HATED THAT GAME. I loved to be outside and loved animals, especially dogs!

Though raised in church I did not grasp the whole concept of Christianity until a friend shared one on one with me about the grace of God. Wow, did my life change. I soon got married, I had a boy and a girl and planned on working part-time while they were sent to a Christian school.  After a few years of schooling we decided to go with homeschooling, taking it a year at a time. It turned into a twelve year adventure. It was very challenging for me but I would do it all over again. There are so many resources available today when considering that option. If you are a hard worker and don’t hide your kids from the world and your husband has some participation in the process I say jump in; otherwise I would not encourage it.

I have gone from there to a foggy side I guess you could say. After spending the majority of my life in the home and for the home I kind of lost who I was and what I should be doing now.  One child went of to school a thousand miles from home and the other got married within two months and moved forty-five minutes away. I thought I was going to die! Though this is what I had in the plan..let the birdies fly it wasn’t exactly the way I thought it would go. So after years of struggling(menopause and personal) I was connected to a  church with wonderful counseling which has set me back up on my feet.

My life now is characterized with grandchildren, education in counseling, BLOGGING(which I never thought I would do) learning photography and selling some of my crafts on Etsy. I’ve learned lots about myself and life in the last few years and it has helped me be a more productive person. So when you have those times in your life where things are hard or things just don’t line up, call out to God, he will be faithful to direct you!  Life changes. We can fight it or we can embrace it and learn and grow.