Thursday, September 20, 2007

A day from Heaven (in disguise)

Well, I'm not really sure where to begin other than to use my tissue to wipe the tears yet again that have been streaming from my eyes for over an hour now.... They are tears of rejoicing and awareness and fulfillment. I feel so utterly grateful and content with our life and everything (well, maybe not everything, let's not get too crazy here) about it. Sorry, had to wipe, and blow, and wipe again. I should be okay for a bit.

Michael is on a jumbo jet as I type this on his way home from a week long stay in London on business (surprise). I am anxious to see him, he hasn't traveled in a few weeks and I started to get used to him being home for dinner and tuck in's with Nicholas. Nobody can read a bedtime story like Daddy-

It all started out quite a bit ago but I won't get into the tidbits of that. Today began with some frightful news of a job (of mine) going way over expected cost.... Not to mention that the job had already been ordered and it happened to be a friend of ours and my most important client!!! I got hold of the information and relayed it to my friend via email...

Then, as fate would have it, I had an appointment with a neighbor who is in the same field as I am.... We discussed doing business together for a short time until I can get my "stuff" together to open my own showroom space in a nearby town. The most amazing thing is, that in all of my quests to find like minded people like me around the country, there was one right around the corner. This man (I didn't really realize it until the waterworks started tonight) actually was a gift. His philosophy on business is exactly the same as mine was when I started (and he's been doing it for twenty years), FAMILY FIRST. As we were chatting, he kept mentioning why he moved his business to his home, and, it started to remind me, "this was the reason I started my own business". He kept referring to his family so warmly and lovingly. We even spoke about adoption and he mentioned that he and his wife have considered it for some time now even though they have older children.

So, turns out, we will have a short business relationship, but I am sooo looking forward to spending time around he and his daughter (who is helping with the business) as it will keep me focused on the important things. I don't need to get crazy ideas of a retail showroom that will surely draw in a good amount of business, but who am I kidding? We're adopting a child soon (ish) that is going to need alot of attention. I don't want to be out of the house every day. I don't want Nicholas to be raised by others (we love you Yaya,Papa,Grandma,Grandpa) and the same for the new babe. It was just a nice, nice, meeting. Period. Until.....

I got home, checked email and answering machine half expecting a very "not happy" message from my friend/client.... nothing. Made dinner, watered stuff outside, bathed Nick, etc. etc...

So Nicholas was unwinding watching his daily evening show and I heard an email come through... I was washing dishes and couldn't get right to it, but was expecting an email from my friend whom I had delivered bad news to. When I was done washing, I came over to my computer and opened the email, took a deep breath, and read... Can I just tell you that the email that I read was so calm, understanding, and sweet. She understood that there was a price change and asked about how we could maybe cut the cost. She was so amazing and even wrote: there is alot of news out there that is worse. I don't exactly know what I was expecting in a response from them, but I was so amazed at the one I got that I just sat there/here and re-read it....

All of a sudden, all of today started to hit me! My gorgeous, precious little boy laying just a few feet away (sleeping) on the couch, our dear one year old puppy on his throne behind me (the wing back chair), my husband on a jet plan racing home to us, and what really hit me... were the kind acts of others that made me sit up and take notice that God is here and He is trying to talk to me.... Well, I HAVE LISTENED! That's when the tears started!!!!!!

It has been spelled out loud and clear, no retail showroom, not yet!! I can move forward with the baby steps that I'm going to take to help me and my clients for now - that is enough! Friendship and kindness of others can far exceed your expectations! Don't take your children for granted, they grow and move on before you know it. Rejoice in Today - Rejoice in Today!

May God Bless anyone who took the time to read this rant! xoxo


  1. I know He loves it when we sit still and really listen! That was certainly a gift.

    Enjoy your family this weekend.

  2. Hey, that was a nice surprising last line. Makes me feel blessed for reading, when before I was feeling a little guilty for spending some time on the computer! :) Glad things are going well for you guys. I need to figure out here when you are expecting your referral..

    I like Bono, too. Good guy.

  3. made the right choice. I am selling my shop this week and beginning to work from home from now on.