White Lace and Promises

White Lace and Promises

Sunday, March 1, 2015

"I Will Be With You Wherever You Go"

Much has happened since my last post.
Yet, there is much more that must happen.

To make a long story short,
my husband came home from work last Friday and said, 
"A package has been offered and I need to accept."

We talked to our children, his mom, our sisters and brothers
and now we are selling our home,
praying for a job with insurance,
looking for a house in Nasvhille,
and believing God to supply our needs.

Whew!  I am truly still in shock.
This is an unfamiliar path.
Like Joshua, we have never walked this way before.

We've raised our children in this house.
It is home.
I am filled with much sentiment.

I love my small home.
Only a little over 1000 sq. ft. it has housed my favorites.

In the small living room, our daughter accepted Jesus.
In that same room, my husband rocked me
as we both prayed for her healing of what
looked like a serious disease.

Every small part holds a piece of my heart.

Humble, yet mighty.

The things I can hold in my hands, I will carry with me,
as well as the things that I can not.

Each room holds a memory.
I've touched doorposts and doorknobs and
bedposts and prayed a hedge of protections around them.

I've prayed for a scared little boy who was
tormented in his sleep and an insecure
little girl who wanted to please.

I've listened endless hours to a little girl practice vocals and lines for a play.

Day after day, I watched a little boy take batting practice
in the living room and shoot hoops above his bedroom door.

I've sat on back steps and watched a boy and a girl
and their daddy hit, catch and run bases.
Over time, the grass beaten down by little feet,
became a baseball diamond.

I've prayed in my room before bedtime
while a little boy asked,
"Mommy, are you praying."
"Yes, baby it's me."

In this house,
I've known victories and defeats,
joy and sorrow,
emptiness and full,
uncertainty and peace.
having little but possessing everything.

"Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified,
do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God
will be with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

Trusting in the ONE who will be with me wherever I go.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Taking a Break

As you know, I'm trying to launch my Nerium business.

I really want this to work.  
I really need for this to work. 

In January, my husband learned that 
the company that he works for 
was about to start lay-offs.
Contractors were released a month ago.
The company has been running at 25%.

A couple of weeks ago, 
the company offered packages for those 
who would volunteer to take a severance package 
and retire early.

That was not an option for us. 
Thursday my husband came in very distraught,
to say the least. 
When he got in that morning, his assistant 
had been escorted to his car and asked to turn in 
his keys, his phone, and to clean out his desk.

This man has a family, a wife and a young teenage daughter. 
They are very close to us and we attend church together. 
Please pray for this family and for David as his work load will increase
and we deeply care about our friends.

I will be taking some time off to care for my family.
Please pray for God's provision and His direction.

Tomorrow night, I will be hosting my Nerium Launch Party.
Please pray for attendance.  Please pray that everyone there 
will be uplifted in the presence of other women.
If this step is God's will for me, I pray for responses.
I really believe God wants me to lead a team of women. 
This may be a chance to make a difference and provide for my family too.

Thank you my friends. 
I'll be back. 
Just need some time away.

Those of you who would I correspond with by email are welcome to email me 
and I will be happy to respond. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

It's About the Person

What's your dream?  

My dream would sound something like this,
"I want to teach women."

"I want to help other women reach their fullest potential."

"I want to help women feel good about themselves."

"I want to make women feel beautiful, inside and out."

I love encouragement.
I love to encourage.
I love to be encouraged.
I love to bring a smile to someone's face.

That's what I like about Nerium,
the fastest growing anti-aging product on the market.
In Nerium, you hear as much about the PERSON as the PRODUCT.

Today I am sending kisses your way and
sharing an anti-aging product, Nerium.

I looked in the mirror one day and I saw a very tired old woman.
My head said I was 35, my birth certificate said 54, and my face....well, 
there were 65 year old women with better skin than mine. 

In just 14 days,
the texture of my skin had improved significantly.

My friend has been using it for 1 year. 
See her results...


 and this.

Amazing, huh?

Joyce posted her photos on Facebook.
I was like, "Wow!"

I thought she had been on a weight-loss program 
and I wanted to know how I could lose the chin and the luggage bags under my eyes.

She said, "Let's get together and talk about it."

I received my training kit today.
Can you hear me screaming?

I immediately hit the books and the training CD's.
I admit this kind of learning is a bit different from turning pages.

Most of what I've been listening to is, 

"Give it away."

"Give-it's the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do."

"Focus on making people better."

"It's about the person."

"Do the right thing."

"Give without asking anything in return."

"Build People."

"Be there for people ."

"Believe in people until they believe in themselves."

I love the Nerium product but more than that, 
I love the philosophy behind the product.

I'm taking the Nerium journey.
I'd like to take you along with me. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

All My Loves

Most of you know that I prefer white and pink
even for Valentine's Day.

I bought the banner at Hobby Lobby. 
It was my main purchase. 
I was going to make one similar to this, 
but found this for less than I can make one.

I didn't know that my Love was in the background.
Better watch what you photograph.
The mister could have been in his underware.
Seriously, you know how men are!

I used a few of my "loves" for decorating. 
Rachel Ashwell will always be my choice of style
even if I have only one Shabby Chic room in the house.
It's still my favorite!

White porcelain, ironstone or milkglass are my first loves. 

I decided to bring some milkglass out of the pink room.

Surround yourself with things that you LOVE
and you will always smile.

My Cutielove loved Callie.
I was so mad with my kitty for biting my cutie.  
My sweet girl cried and cried. 
Sorry but I spanked the cat and sent her out the door.
I love my kitty but not more than my babies.

My first born GRANDlove captured my heart first. 

Can you believe how much Babylove has grown?
Today she weighs 8 pounds.  

Lactation specialist says that she no longer has to be woken up
at night for feedings and to stop the bottle feedings. 
Yippee!  We're getting there and MY baby girl can get some rest.

These are my LOVES.

Please share yours.