Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I'm off to learn to fly...

I'm off to learn to fly...
Really! -
Really and truly, FLY!
How is this crazy woman going to learn to fly, you ask?
Well, I'm not sure yet but, I have a feeling I'm going to learn...

Blessed.

I was blessed with a very exciting gift the day after Christmas. 

Maybe some of you have already heard about the Brave Girl's Club I've been crushing over for the past couple weeks. For those of you who don't know what Brave Girl's is... its a Club that Melody Ross and her partner/sister Kathy Wilkins founded. They put together this club to help women find that inner girl, feel alive again, give you self-confidence to chase down those dreams - it's really just a place to get that every day encouragement to be the best You - YOU can be. It's wonderful.

Go sign up!

Early December I signed up for a free 6-week online seminar called Soul Restoration on this blog. I was so excited because I had heard from Becky at Farmgirl Paints about the camp that the Brave Girls put on but knew I couldn't leave my sweet babes for that long. actually - I think the boys would be okay it's Ben I'm really worried about. Ha! No - there's no way I could do the camp, but this online seminar I could do it and to win the giveaway would be awesome.
well......
I didn't win. Booooo hoooo!

I was blogging around one afternoon and went over to Brave Girl's Blog and was reading a little about Melody on their blog - this particular blog post was something about a miracle in her life - out of the corner of my eye - I saw something about thankful to have my husband  back and I was like what happened?!!!!! So I had to go read it - I was skimming through and Holy Cowgirl!!! Melody Ross' husband! I know him! He came to my house when William was just a wee babe and fixed my sky light! He is a life saver - AMAZING! I'm telling you I was SO thankful for this man FOR MONTHS!!!!
& that blog post - go read it immediately!

Oh! and I forgot to even mention that my husband! Oh yes - my husband knew him - of course because he came to fix our sky light BUT he also knows HER! What? and he didn't tell me?

I rung his neck! then I begged him to share details, details, details!

He had nothin'! well... not enough!

So what did I do? I wrote Melody Ross an email...
yeah - me.
little. ole. me.

I told her how awesome Brave Girls is and that I was starting me a Brave Girl's Camp jar. I praised her for spreading light and happiness and told her how awesome her husband is.... cuz HE ROCKED that skylight and I was still so thankful not to have to worry about it - you understand I'm sure. I attached some pics of us and the boys and wished her and her family a Merry Christmas and sent it on it's way...

So.

I wrote it and never thought twice about getting a return email cuz
that gal - she's got places to be and smiles to spread!

Then there it was... an email from her the day after Christmas!

She thanked me for my email and she wanted to COME TO MY HOUSE to bring me something!!!!

i died.

THEN I Squealed!!!!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

then i passed out!

Bless her heart on a Sunday afternoon, she showed up with her husband - after church none the less - and dropped me off a Soul Restoration kit. Not only did she gift a complete stranger but she took time out of her crazy day - on a Sunday AND she drove to my house and hand delivered it!


I cried. then I smiled till my cheeks hurt - then I cried a little more.

I had no words. I just sat there and smiled and let my two boys be the stars of the shows -

I'm super shy under pressure... sometimes. -
Well today I was.
I was super shy, super nervous and so utterly and completely grateful.

So tomorrow it starts and I don't have any expectations but I know there will be art, painting, modge podge, positive words, encouragement and maybe, just maybe some flying lessons...

 I'll keep you posted.

*wink*
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Thank you so very much Melody and Kathy -

for having a vision of a place where women can just. be.
be encouraged. encourage each other. & enjoy!

You both have been blessed with beautiful gifts and are an
incredible example of putting your gift to work.

God Bless you both and your families.

Tootle-loo birdies!

3 comments:

Toni said...

Oh my goodness, this gave me goosebumps and my eyes started to water. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STORY!!! I am so so happy for you, that is so awesome. I hope you enjoy. God Bless you Miss Sami Jo. :D

Chrysanthemama said...

I love it! You better keep us updated on what you are doing and how you are being restored, please?! I really wish I would've known about Brave Girls when we lived in ID. I would have driven over and mamanapped you. :)
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

scrapwordsmom said...

This is a divine story!!! Thank you for sharing:)

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