Thanksgiving Miracle!


Okay, I knew the title would catch your eye.  You were totally expecting to read about a real life miracle, right?  Well, it’s not an untruth (is that even a word?).  However, it doesn’t rank up there with the feeding of the 5000 or raising Lazarus from the dead.  No, it’s not even comparable to turning water into wine.  But it is a miracle, none the less (at least in my little world).

It’s a miracle that I’m actually writing a blog post!  I mean,  it’s only been like 183 days.  But who’s counting?  Okay, I am. 😉  I know that was a total letdown for some of you, but I’m pretty stoked about it! I’ve missed sharing our lives with you. 🙂  And I already know one of my New Year’s resolutions…to be a better blogger!  For those of you that know me you know better than to hold your breath!  Let’s just say I’ve fallen a little short in the resolution department in years past. 😉

Anyways, moving on to the “fuzz” we call life!  So much has happened over the past 5 months! But don’t worry! I will not rehash all of that in one post!  So, you can keep reading!

We finally got settled into our home!  And you’ll never guess what we’re doing now.  Well, some of you might.  If you said, “Remodeling,” then you guessed it!  No, this is not an April Fool’s joke at Thanksgiving!  We, once again, are in the middle of a house remodel.

We decided to gut the kitchen and start from scratch.  And not just the kitchen…we are adding on and remodeling the exterior of the house as well.  I really believe there’s something wrong with us.  Why else would we punish ourselves like this???  This. Is. Not. Normal. People.   Needless to say, I’m praying this kitchen is finished BEFORE Christmas!  Otherwise, I will be getting a big lump of coal in my stocking. 🙁

Deep Breath.  Aaahhhhh.  Okay, I feel better.

We have been in a whirlwind the past 4 months traveling as well.


We’ve been growing our essential oil business with doTERRA International in different areas of the country and have really made some tracks in the north and south east.

Our girls have been real troopers!  Of course, they’ve gotten to visit our family in Virginia A LOT more than normal so they’ve haven’t complained much! 😉  It’s been a wonderful experience for us to go to new places and meet amazing people!  I’ve deemed myself a professional traveler!  I never knew I could be so mobile.  I’m actually going to miss all the craziness!  I told you.  Something is wrong with me.

Now we’re settling back in to a normal (I use that word loosely) routine and more time at home, just in time for the holidays!

And speaking of holidays, Thanksgiving was a blast with our family in Virginia.  We ate way too much, laughed lots, loved on my nieces and nephews, and shopped til we dropped (almost)!  Put those things together and you’ve got a top notch memory maker!

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And to top it all was the wonderful candlelight Thanksgiving service at Honey Camp Freewill Baptist.  It was so good to see those wonderful people again and worship with them one more time.

Tonight we find ourselves back home in Georgia.  And can I say it may be an absolute disaster at the moment but it’s so good to be home!  There’s just something about your own bed, your own space, your own (wrecked) kitchen.  Don’t take my word for it…just take a look at the pictures.

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But on the flip side, since we’ve just finished up a time of giving thanks, I want to say I’m so thankful I have a home.  A warm home.  A dry home.  My home.  A wrecked kitchen.  So many people would give anything to have my mess right now.  So, even though it’s not the ideal situation we are still unbelievably blessed.  God has been working on character issues in me during this whole process that I never knew I struggled with.  It’s amazing what a “stretching” experience will bring to light… like, Uh um, flaws.  😉

Now we’re waiting on Andrew and Anna to get back with the “perfect Christmas tree” according to Anna!  I’m also thankful our living room isn’t a wreck too so we can put up a tree.  We still have that little oasis where we can go and all seems right in the world.

One last thing I’m thankful for.  And it’s the most important…God’s “unspeakable gift”…His precious Son, Jesus Christ, who makes all things possible.  I couldn’t deal with all this “fuzz” without Him. 🙂

Now, I’m off to get the lights ready.  Hopefully this will not turn into a Griswald experience. 😉  Pictures to follow.




1 Comment

  1. So glad you guys are home safely and I’m so glad you kept inviting me. I’m thankful for God’s efficient grace! Without him I am nothing. It’s great to live in the town you still call home and it’s great to know you still love coming home. You are a great person and because of your sister Shelly I still love Pampered Chef. I’m so glad that I decided to start with DoTERRA though and now I don’t have to wash dishes. Lol! I love that I have a goal to have a retirement job that I enjoy and to hopefully change others lives as mine has. Thanks for everything you and Andrew have done for me. Love ya, Merry Christmas! Jennifer Powers Kendrick & Ron and Grayson Team “Mingled in Oils” II Kings 4:7


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