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Monday, September 20, 2010


I got a really encouraging email from a friend this weekend (Thanks Catalyst Sis! I miss you and I WILL write back soon!). She was thanking me for the blog, which was sweet. A few people have said they've been enjoying it recently, and the encouragement is MUCH appreciated!

And she was also reminding me of the changes in my life since the time her and I first met (about 5 years ago now, I think!). Back then I could probably only cook grilled cheese and Ramen noodles :o) and I could barely even keep my room clean. Not exactly the picture of domesticity, eh? :o) Thankfully, Jesse saw some potential there...or else he really liked grilled cheese and Ramen noodles and didn't care if our house was a mess all the time!

But the reminder was great...God really has done a HUGE work in my heart to make me fall in love with homemaking like I am. I'm so thankful that he didn't leave me the selfish, hopeless, aimless girl I was fresh out of high school. And I'm so so so thankful for the tools he's used to help me grow in this area: great friends and amazing examples within my family, good books and blogs, and a patient and encouraging husband.

"I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds." (Psalm 9:1)

Thanks for pointing my eyes to the Lord once again Chica! ;o)


  1. :o)
    There's hope for meeeee!
    I'm so thankful God is faithful to grow us. And it's funny, 'cause a couple of days ago I was also reminiscing on how much everyone/everything has changed since October 2005.

  2. I cannot believe you were like that at all!! I have only ever know the susie-homemake-Jess. I'm so glad that I met that Jess because she's fun to talk over new homemaking discoveries with! I love reading your blog too...even if I have to do some catch-up reading every few weeks. I look forward to snuggling up in sweats and blankies and hunkering down for a good read! Thanks for keeping up on the writing for us!!!

  3. You're welcome Hilary! I like blogging more than I thought I would...it's a fun creative outlet. Now, will I be able to keep it up with two babies? Hmmmm.