Saturday, July 16, 2011

Some Weeks are Fast....

....some weeks are slow. I walked into W&T's today expecting (hoping!) to see another empty booth. Alas, it wasn't. Not this week. Well, some of the "smalls" sold, but the buffets were still there. I keep having to smack myself......it won't be every week that furniture flies out of the booth before I can set up a nice display! The ups & downs of retail. : )

On another note, speaking of fast weeks......this week has been going fast. I leave in 4 days. FOUR DAYS to Africa. I must say, my stomach is full of knots. I've never left my girls this long. I've never even been away from the hubs this long......and honestly? I have this dreaded fear that something will happen to me and leave my girls motherless. If I'm being perfectly honest, that's the biggest fear I have.

I should be fearing re-entry. How will I re-enter this "capri-sun sippin' " world of mine when I know there's babies dying of malnutrition & dehydration and I've witnessed it with my own eyes? It will no longer be some sad newstory in Time magazine....it will be real.


How will I come back to this....


An inspiration picture for my one day master bedroom.

I'm wondering if I'll be able to reconcile the two worlds.......



4 comments:

The Painted Parlor said...

wow, africa! what an adventure! i'm sure all will be well with your and your children. what a life changing experience, i'm not sure how i would collide those two very opposite worlds either, but i'm sure you'll manage and be able to have a much greater appreciation for everything were blessed with here!

julie

Brandy said...

You won't come back the same...I think you will come back better. A better wife. A better mommy. A better friend, sister, daughter. A better child of God.
I have a feeling God will smile down upon you during your trip. I pray He wraps you in His embrace for protection, that Jesus walks by your side and that you are filled with the Holy Spirit to share with those you meet.
I am so proud to say I know you, Flo. And not just because you are an amazing artist. But because you are an amazing person.

Julie & Sharon said...

I just absolutely love everything in your booth...it WILL sell. The Lord be with you and your family as you travel to Africa doing His very special work

Anonymous said...

I am praying for my Florence that has spent the nite at my house in the past. You are quite an artist and teacher. I love the pics of your children. Phil and Babs are so proud of you!

 
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