I've somehow made it into the top ten again in the Scrapbook Etc. Ultimate Summer Challenge this week. I'm not sure where this journey is taking me. Not even sure if I'll win. All I know is this...this journey started by taking one step. Then another. Then another. I can't see down the road at all. As a planner that really bothers me. I'd like to see the whole thing...just a glimpse...please God? Right now all I can see is the step I'm on. Tomorrow it will be that way too. Patience is NOT one of my virtues! What I am learning is...
-that I can have a great working relationship with my husband and can bounce ideas off him and he's a great resource to me
-I can have good days and bad days creatively and that is all part of the process and downs are not a bad thing...it just means an "up" is coming and that learning from my mistakes is actually more effective than from my successes
-that this will not happen overnight no matter how badly I want that...and that it is in fact a "journey"
-that I have great supportive friends who will love me no not for what I've done but for who I am
-asking for help is not weakness but strength (and I'm not good at asking but I'm learning!)
-I have two wonderful daughters who are great "subjects" to photograph and just hang out with and everyday I spend with them is a gift...and they are so sweet when they get into this whole thing of me entering competitions and say, "Mom, can I go in and vote 100 times so you can win?" It melts the heart.
-that my relationship to God, my husband and my girls are the most important things and those will last forever
So no matter what happens I'm thankful for the opportunities God has placed before me and I step out into the journey not knowing where it will take me even though it terrifies me and thrills me at the same time.