Home Sweet Home.
Although I love being out….and experiencing life…I always love to come home. Don’t we all?
I love coming home to my husband who is always glad to see me..as much as I am glad to see him. Sunday at church was just a time for me to be thankful…thanful to all my friends and thankful that God brought me to this great man. Honestly..it wasn’t always this way..the older we get…the longer we are married the more I appreciate our life and him. Enough goo. LOL sorry.
But I want to share so many pictures and fun stuff…but today has been a crazy hectic day..I had visitors first thing this morning and then my DJ class..so I got home just in time for the kids to get home and haven’t had time to get anything prepared.
I have to say what I experienced at the Northwest Quilt Expo is not what I was expecting. There were tons of people…..tons of quilts…I got to meet so many nice people and come face to face with people I feel like I have known all my life. I broke down several times in grateful-ness….
I don’t even know how to describe how I felt. It’s these times in my life that I know our Savior lives. When he can bring people together from miles apart and in so many cases the people are just as I imagined them to be. Can I say it enough that quilters are the BEST people on earth?
I know that I am just a small fish in a big pond. I am side by side with people much more talented and gifted than I am. I have felt vulnerable more than one time in these situations. But I know what I offer up and that is myself, love and genuine Charisma. Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t be something that I am not…and I refuse to be any other way. I am just me….and the thing about me..is I love. I love that so many of you felt comfortable enough to come up to me and reveal yourselves to me. Sorry if any of you are not huggers. I am a hugger… I hug. LOL
To describe the love I felt is really ….like my heart is just swollen…in a good (GOD) way. Its hard to explain but honestly I am so humbled and excited to be a part of all of this and share my experiences. So I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU! without all of you I wouldn’t be able to do what I do…if so many of you didn’t take a chance on me and send me quilts from all over the world ( especially when I started with my little add) ….hoping it would turn out well…. I wouldn’t be here. If I wasn’t inspired by all of you and your stories, your work and lives..I couldn’t keep going. Leaving the show one day I just cried because I heard that I inspire people…but I feel like it is I who am inspired by all of you…and how can that happen other than God? God orchestrating all of it. This human experience …I never take lightly. I am just a softie, I know..but I try to find meaning in everything and enjoy it all. So instead of beating myself up for every wrong thing I did..or not having a flashy booth….or because I am chubby ..or because I feel insignificant….just as we all do when we put oursleves out “there”…..I just remember that I have purpose. There is always a reason and purpose for everything. I can’t get in the way of that. When I look at my journey and how I got to where I am, I can see the snowball effect and how one thing leads to another and without that….. well I wouldn’t have this. This life. This is a beautiful life..enriched by people. The core of everything is my love for people ( we all know where it comes from)…… Thank you for letting me love you! Thank you for being there…thank you for trusting and thank you for sharing. My life is blessed.
I hope when you all left you felt the same.
Also just a quick message to let you all know I will be at MQX west…I will have my own booth…it’s across from Quilts of Valor…..Such a worthy cause. I would love to see you all again…or any that I have not met…..please reveal yourselves…I would just give you a big hug!
I hope you all had a great monday…this is the season to count your blessings…..I know I am!
I pray many blessings for all of you!