One by one

I was going to have a contest, (I had some really great designers and artisans ready to give some awesome prizes too)  but something wasn’t sitting right with me.

Here is the original premise:  I am crazy busy right now.  I know others out there have lives just as busy and messy as mine.  I wanted to hear about them.  I wrote up this whole piece, I arranged prizes,  I took pictures…and it sat there in my dashboard.  Unpublished.  I tried to keep it light-hearted and real – but there was this knot in my stomach.  My Grandma, an amazing woman in her 90’s, kept coming to mind.   I could hear her saying  “We’re just so blessed….”

We are blessed.

We ARE blessed.

WE are blessed.

No matter how light-hearted, humorous, clever or candid I was, that truth was not being portrayed.  Yes, life is messy.  Life if hectic.  I do NOT want to gloss over everything and pretend all is perfect.  I want my blog to be REAL.  I want it to be a place I can share my successes and my disasters.  And I want you to share yours too.  Most of all, however, I want you to know that we ARE blessed.  You are too.  I am certain of it!  So go – count your blessings.  Here is a picture of three of mine – and that’s just the start!

As far as the contest goes – I’ll come up with a replacement contest soon.  For now, I need to go get one of my messy blessings from dance.


3 Responses to “One by one”

  1. 1 Lila Tueller September 25, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    It’s true, Melanie! We ARE blessed! I have several blessings of my own, and I thank the Lord for them every day! Life is crazy, but it’s also wonderful, and keeping a sense of humor about it’s craziness is what makes it all O.K.
    Thanks for reminding me of the fact that I have much to be grateful for!

    Blessings to you,


  2. 2 Lianne September 25, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    I love my crazy, messy, blessed life! I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the new cabinets!! 🙂

  3. 3 heap September 29, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I love the picture! You’re so right – we are blessed. Sometimes it just takes an extra effort to find the good amongst all the chaos of normal hectic life. Thanks for the great reminder!

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