It’s August already. Only 3 more full weeks left before school starts. We are shopping for school supplies later this week. I don’t know if I have really enjoyed these warmer months.
God has been keeping me busy…leading me to amazing books to read, our yearly pilgrimage to the family cottage in Michigan, new adventures for the children, and work….
Launch Ministry in particular has kept me occupied, stretching my heart while strengthening my mind and soul. The stories that spend time in our space are amazing…dynamic individuals who have or are going through the fires and just want to have a productive, safe and stable life!!! And then the piles of donations from churches and individuals for our clients, including providing basics for individuals moving into their own places after being homeless!!! Then there are the children, three local kids held a lemonade stand and donated their earnings to us, over $100!
I will not go into all the details of this summer, but I thank God for bringing our “nanny” into our lives. She is a blessing beyond words. She gets our kids and does all she can to make her time with them special. They love her as if she was their older sister!
But as summer closes out, I am happily anxious over two new developments which open up more possibilities:
- The kids will both be going to school….our youngest starts Kindergarten! They will depart on the same bus and have the same schedule. While we dearly miss Mt. Calvary’s Preschool, it will be so nice to not have to shuttle kids in two directions! And the time I will have! While I do take the advice of other mom’s for not booking my hours to overflowing, it will be nice to know the kids are have a great time at school while I can get more things done. (And maybe write more???)
- I’ve just opened an Etsy shop. I started needle felting earlier this year, ending up with a parliament of owls. As our son’s school’s mascot is an owl, I gave them as gifts to teachers and staff. But I kept making them! Not to mention all the other crafty ideas stored away in my head. I’m using the profits to pay down my seminary loan. This is a new adventure! I just love Etsy…a place to view and purchase so many amazing things – all created by the amazing gifts God has given people!
Check out my new shop: SistersUnderTheTrees
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As a thank you to my first customers, in the month of August they get 10% off with the coupon code: BLESSINGS
May God lead you on new adventures!