....that's where I feel I am. Not quite where I am suppose to be, but not still where I once was. Ever feel like that?
My life is moving along fine, maybe it's that the kids are getting older and I can see a glimpse of what it will be like around here once they are all off living their own lives in college or university, or living abroad. I think I'm trying to find myself still. In my professional life (or lack thereof to be more accurate), in my home life, as a wife, and a mom, as a scrapper, and friend. I just feel I have so much more to give, but don't know quite what it is.
So I wait. I wait on the One who has promised to give me a hope and a future. I wait on the One who says I am fearfully, and wonderfully made (Ps 139:14). I wait for His still small voice in me to rise up out of the noise and distraction, and self doubt to lead me in the way I ought to go (1Kings 19:12). And in the meantime I do what I have been called to do at this point in time. I will fulfill my duties here in the home, on my design teams, in my church, in my Dance class, in the school as I supervise over the lunch hour. I will do it all to the best of my ability....as I wait for what's next.
It's been awhile since I've pulled back the veil of "me", not because I was hiding anything but simply because there really wasn't much to reveal. These days there's just an unsettled feeling that I'm dealing with, and I want to be honest and forthright with you as I share not only my scrappy adventures, but also a bit of the person behind the pretty paper and stickers. I never want to be one dimensional in this space. I never want to make it seem as though my life is all roses and lollipops. Life just doesn't work like that for anyone. I want us to be able to identify with one another. So this is it folks real life, uncensored.
I do have some pretty paper and stickers to share with you today. It's not all gloom and doom. These photos were from a week that was a little less "in between" and a whole lot more grateful for the 'here and now'. The last week of summer was a fun filled one around here.
We were hosted by my friend and her girls at their cottage for what I believe were the two most beautiful days of the summer. Lots of sunshine, boat rides, knee boarding, trampoline jumping, and all around soaking up summer happened during this last week.
I finished of the 100 Days of Summer paper pack by Simple Stories with these two pages. Such a great collection.
Thanks for sticking with me through this one friends. Hope all is well in your world, and that you are living with a sense of gratitude for the day.