Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thanks to those who serve our country...other weekend happenings

This weekend a number of us will be participating in a Zumba fundraiser (for Breast Cancer).  Today I am remembering the dear ladies that I have personally known that have passed due to this wicked disease, Kathy, Lorelei.  I am also remembering the survivors who have fought so hard as well for victory!

We are all reminded of the 9/11 event.  A BIG thank you to the men and women who daily lay down their lives for our protection.  We don't thank you enough!

Also on the agenda is painting up a storm for "The Spare Room" in Everett Wa.  I have some dressers that will be painted white similar to this:
Lots to do!
Praying for all the families who have been impacted by 9/11 and breast cancer directly.  May we never forget you!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Inspirational People!

As an artist, I look to be inspired in many places. Music, drama, stores, and in studying people.  I am always amazed by a person of great character. I am thinking of a lady I know right now.  She lost her long time husband this year as he battled with cancer.  They were truly life partners.  Their willingness to serve one another in the good and bad times with a level-headedness second to none is truly amazing. She has stayed strong.  She keeps joy even in hardship. She loves because Christ loves. Who is this woman? Gloria.

I can also find inspiration in those that are struggling in daily life.  I think of a little boy who I know who has had so much to contend with, it's a wonder he keeps going. Others may give up on him because his circumstances are just too great, but I haven't.  I think he's admirable in the midst of absolute chaos.  He innocently seems to trust that somehow all will be okay, and J, I am praying that God will honor your life and do way beyond what you ever dreamed or imagined!

I think of a couple who struggle with a child who has had a liver transplant.  They have 3 other kiddos, but they keep their focus on the one that gives hope. I think of a family who has been hit so hard by the mortgage crisis that the husband works 3-4 jobs to provide, and the wife equally works as often as she can. Yet, the husband is there JOYFULLY for his wife and kids. The wife is there for her husband and kids. They bite the bullet and budget carefully.  They are responsible, but they never forget their priorities.

All of these people are inspirational because they are overcomers.  They keep getting up. They give me hope. They are not self-absorbed people.  They keep good boundaries in their lives that allow them to succeed. Who is inspirational to you and why?

Dressers and Pillows!

Dressers and Pillows!
Summer at The Spare Room

Shabby Dresser and Decor

Shabby Dresser and Decor
Pink and White Shabby

Summer Nautical

Summer Nautical
Summer Nautical

Latest at The Spare Room

Latest at The Spare Room
Latest at The Spare Room, Everett WA