Thursday, January 1, 2009

I Can Feel the New Year Coming!

And what a good feeling it is. I woke up this morning with plans. I haven’t done that for a very long time. For a long time I was just merely existing. But existing takes money and money means a job. Jobs weren’t all that easy to find but finally I got one at Wal-Mart. I was far from happy but at least it was a steady paycheck. The change began in a small way with my decision to come to seminary but only in a small way because seminary meant finding more money for tuition, books and transportation. God had laid it on my heart to come here though and so I did. At first I was almost swamped and I went from existing to treading water which is not a step in the right direction. It was pretty harrowing as a matter of fact. Then through a set of circumstances I made the decision to create an imitation stained glass window for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. That in itself was a huge stress. As I worked on it though; I realized that I had done virtually nothing creative since hurricane Katrina struck three years ago. Designing the pattern was difficult and overwhelming. The window did not go as I planned it. But finally it was finished. I think that is when it happened. That is when I finally began to be able to plan and feel that I could create again. I wasn’t able to give it to my parents on their anniversary because it wasn’t finished so I presented it to them for Christmas instead. That is it in the photo at the top of this entry. A lot of things are still very far from right in my life right now but I just can’t help but believe that it is going to be a very good year.



GirlBlogger said...

It was a fine Christmas present and I saw that it was much appreciated. Good luck on re-tapping your creative side.


GirlBlogger said...

The glass is BEAUTIFUL! Wait till you see where Mom has it and how she's secured it. I think you'll be pleased! I know she loves it.

Fin wanted me to tell you that you don't have open comments which is why he had to comment under my account.

fragilewisdom said...

thanks! I didn't realize that the comments weren't open. I will fix that.

Judy said...

I hope 2009 is an awesome year for you :)

I woke up with plans too, but (lol) I did'nt get them accomplished!

I did get some other things done, though!

~Judy aka the old sunny

Judy said...

P.S.: I forgot to say...that stained glass is beautiful! A great work of art :)

Roz said...

That is beautiful. I have always loved stained glass. I am glad you finished it and now you are really to embrace life.

BenB said...

I'm a firm believer that if the Lord has laid something on your heart to do, He will find a way for you to follow through with it.
Ditto what everyone else said about the glass!

fragilewisdom said...

Thank you everybody.

Hello Sunny, the great thing is to get something done!

Roz, I do feel ready again. There are a lot of things that need to happen here for me to be able to stay where I am but I am just going on in faith.

Thank you Ben. I am counting on that since at the moment I don't see the way clear.