The above picture was taken around 6am Christmas morning at my parents’ home. Isn’t it gorgeous? I adore sunrises and sunsets and love how in a picture they are indistinguishable from one another. I think it is God’s way of reminding us that He is constant and never changing. No matter how bad the day, the beginning and the end mirror each other in beauty. In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation and created the heavens. They will all disappear and wear out like clothes. You change them as you would a coat, but you last forever. You are always the same years cannot change you. Psalm 102:25-27 I need this reminder right now. Despite being medicated and blessed beyond measure, I am in a bit of a funk that I’m struggling to shake.
I do not have a crystal ball, but I can make some pretty educated guesses on what is in store for me in 2010. This year my father will lose his two year battle with Stage IV malignant melanoma and will die. This year my husband and I will be living off of our savings due to a major decrease in financial giving (hubby’s salary is based on the financial gifts of others and times are tough all around). This year my husband will more than likely lose his job all together. This year we may have to sell the house in order to survive. This year holds many challenges…
Fortunately for me (and all who have to deal with me), I get to start this year with love, a new beginning, a wedding! An acquaintance, turned friend, asked me to help her with her wedding invitations. From there, I basically hijacked her wedding and deemed myself “wedding coordinator”. Her budget is small and her guests many so the creative challenge has been a blast. With her permission (which I don’t have yet), I’ll be sharing the details of her big day with you soon! In the meantime, here are some sneak peak pics.
We will be using lots of scrapbook paper, ribbon, and candles with touches of white hydrangeas. It’s going to be thrifty yet gorgeous, and I am so ready to make a church gym look magical!
She is amazed that I am so happy to be freely taking on this job. I am so very grateful for the distraction.
More to come soon….