So 9 years ago, I found myself in one of those spots and I had my friend drive me to that same park to find a grassy spot! I had two young children. I was divorced with a lapsed teaching certificate, and life was not going according to my plan! I was waiting for someone to save us all, and it was quite clear that wasn’t going to happen. So That day 9 yeaRs ago was what I felt was the final straw. I knew at that moment I had to give it to God and see where he would take me! I sat on the riverbank and wrapped it all up neatly just as I had heard my Mom describe the way she did it, and I gave our destiny, my troubles, my dreams, and all my apprehensions to God.
Well friends, once I gave it to him I felt that peace and my mind was clear and more open to figure out what I could do to change my world. So I called a dear friend who had a store and he rest is history and a huge part of in that history is frolic. I have been more than blessed to own and operate such a great store, but what has been the biggest blessing is the people who have graced the place and my presence over the years. It saddens me to think that one day there may not be little stores like mine because its in little stores and on shopping trips memories are made. Last I checked, I’ve never heard anyone say that they remember the fun time they had when they ordered a top from shopit.com.
Now if I told u from them on out I gave it all to God, that would be a total fib, but that was the beginning of me learning to trust him and to stop thinking my plan was the best blueprints around! If my plans had worked out, then my life would be nowhere near what it is today! So once again today, I was back at the river bottom at that exact grassy spot and I’m giving more to God! I’m not sure why it is so hard to give it all to him considering he is God! It sounds so logical! It sounds so easy! Well anyone who tells you it is, apparently has never lived a life of pain and loss because it is really hard to give up the illusions of control!! I almost lost my business, but with Gods grace and my inventive mind I have turned it around through social media! Go figure! I cant find a good relationship to save my life! Just as soon as I think I’ve met someone, once again I’m disappointed! I’m far from perfect, but guess what I do have? I have perfect help, and that is God! So today I am back at the spot and I’m wrapping up what’s left of the things I’ve held onto for far too long! I’m hoping I covered it all! I’m putting all my hopes, dreams, desires, wants, problems, and issues in a really big box! I am tying it up as tightly as I can and I’m giving all the rest of it to God! Some things are harder to let go of than others! For me it use to be people! Today I have seen the miracles that happen when I jump out of Gods way and let him have the people I love. So why in the world was it so hard to give him all my other stuff? Well that is still out for the jury, but I’m done officially with trying so hard! Remember the peace I said my mom had? Well I have it too, and I believe with all my heart that God has some grand plan for me! If you know me, then you know it’s got to be grand!! I’m going to keep giving and going and doing the right things for my kids and myself! I’m going to keep being grateful for he Gifts I have and who knows one of these blogs one day may just be the happily ever after story we all want to have but until then I will just keep living happily and knowing I gave the box to God and it’s non refundable as long as I let him keep it!! I can ask you to help me grow my group and share my blogs if they have meaning to you! I have worked really hard to build my little store and even harder to maintain relationships with my customers because I believe that’s why my little store has survived over the years.
I am Still learning how to do this online stuff so bear with me, and thank you for being a part of my world or my group!!! To know me is to know I love cuffs. My sweet talented friend Dena from Relique made me a cuff with Let Go Let God hammered! I wear it everyday as a reminder to keep on wrapping it up and handing it over!!!