Monday, July 5, 2010

Where to begin...

Hello!!

This last month has been one of the most interesting in my entire life. I have been struggling with some major issues (I'll maybe share some other time). I've also been battling with a very interesting disease. One that took me by surprise. So I've been traveling searching for some answers and treatment. All this has brought me back to California - this time the San Diego area.

Through it all I must say that I have learned much about myself and for that I will be forever grateful. Living life like the Bible Abraham (not knowing where our next home will be) has also been challenging but at the same time so rewarding. First my daughter got to be with her grandma (my mom) which she really hadn't done before. The other thing is that my husband and I have been able to connect at a more personal, emotional level. We are just living by faith and loving it. We've been living from a suit case for 2 months or so and still have no clue where God will lead us.

All this has obviously left me with little or no time to create pretty things with my hands but that doesn't mean I have not been creating. The most beautiful thing one can create is the beauty of a pure heart. So I have laid down my scissors, paper, stamps and glue and have temporarily stopped creating my concepts and ideas and have allowed God to do some purging and some mending in my own life. I am allowing Him to re-create my heart. After all, He is the Masterful Creator.

Thanks for those of you who've inquired and sorry for not getting back to you or posting anything. I rather leave happy glimpses and encouraging thoughts here on my blog than to leave gloomy, sour news.

So be encouraged that life is good and while we're here we have an opportunity to make it grand :)

Stay tuned for Lawn Fawn sneak peaks. The sets this month are so appropriate for the season and are definitely worth taking a peak :)

Blessings,
Jessica

13 comments:

Courtney Baker said...

Hey girl thanks for the update. I hope everything is okay. Praying for you sister.

AnitaRex said...

I am so sorry to read this. I am so happy to read that you are seeking Jesus through all this as he is the one who will bring you healing. I will pray for you and your healing. I am so sorry to read that you are going though this. :> Hugs!

Mariana Grigsby said...

I will pray for you, I hope everything is fine! Big hugs, for you!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a beautiful post! I hope that you are ok and that things get better for you!

Paloma Gomez said...

Ojala que pronto todo vuelva a la normalidad, aveces la vida nos da pruebas dificiles, pero creo que todo es bueno, nos ayuda a limpiar nuestra alma. Un abrazo.

Ayana Posadas said...

Hi Jessica!
I have wondered where you have been. I'm sorry to hear about your struggles. I hope things will get better for you and I admire you for posting such personal details of your life.
While I do miss you your creations, I would much rather like to know that you are doing well and safe. So continue to take care of yourself, and I will keep you in my thoughts!
Big Hugs!!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Sending so much love. (I just emailed you). If you need anything, I am here.

Jocelyn said...

oh my...you will be in my prayers. but what an awesome post...glad to hear God is doing an amazing work in your heart! Hope you get some good news and soon. thanks for keeping us posted.

Winter said...

Beautiful post! God will continue to do Amazing things in your life because you allow Him too! Praying for you! :)

travelingmama said...

You are absolutely precious, my sweet friend! May God lead you and guide you through this time, and provide all that you need. Much love, hugs and many prayers!!

Anthonette said...

Hi Jessica,
I've missed your work. I'm sure God will guide you and heal you. You're in my prayers.

We were just in the San Diego area.

Laurel said...

I am so behind in my reader and just read your post. First, let me just say that your faith is truly inspiring. While I do not know the personal issues you are struggling with, I can clearly see that you have turned to God and put your faith in him, and this is such an encouragement. For me, it is hard letting go of control, so letting go of control that I really never had any control over to begin with is quite a challenge. While I love all your creations, I want you to be happy and healthy! I have always been inspired by your crafting creations, and now I can be inspired by your faith and strength as well.

PS. On another note entirely, my husband received tentative orders to San Diego beginning in January. While we are trying to swap orders so we can remain in Jacksonville, Florida (where I have always lived and where my entire family resides) it is good to know that you live out that way....

Lynnette said...

Jessica, Sorry I am just now reading this. Praise God for your faithfulness. You and your family are in my prayers that you will be strengthened, sustained and comforted. Thank you for your witness.