This year I have enjoyed reading everyone’s recaps of the year and goals for 2018, while thinking what do I need to change for 2018? I kept seeing a lot of goals that were great but not a lot really speaking to me. Until someone shared this.....
“If someone bumps into you while holding a cup of coffee and you spill coffee everywhere, Why was the coffee spilt? Well because the person bumped into you of course, wrong. The coffee spilt because that is what you had in your cup. If you had milk, tea, wine you would have spilt milk, tea or wine.”
There is a point...when people “bump” into you what spills over? Is it joy? Is it happiness? What are you full of? Just like the cup spilled what was in it. We spill what we are full of also. So I started thinking my goal this year should be something about filling my cup with good things so good things spill out, but was not fully happy with my 2018 goals.
I opened my Bible New Years Eve still in the back of my mind thinking tomorrow is 2018 and I want to really set intentions for the year. Sometimes I like to just randomly open my Bible and read wherever it opens. New Years Eve I opened to a place in my Bible where it was telling about Mary, but it was my words that really spoke to me. I had written around the scriptures. “Mary a great example of just do it” “Mary the ulitimate of blessed people” When God asked, she did!
I am laid back with somethings but the ultimate worry wart with others. I give things to God but then think I need to take it back and help him worry. Sounds right, correct? Haha NO! God’s got this.
2017 and 2016 were years of change, love, heartache, growing, long nights, hard work, worrying, memories, laughing, Glass Doctor, and praying. 2018 I am secretly hopping for nomalacy. I don’t mean not doing great things, but no new houses, no new surprises with our house, business to grow steadily, continue to work on goals at school, everyone be healthy, no hurricanes, and that list could go on.
So, here is my goal for 2018 to let happiness, joy, love, spill out on people while I am trusting in God and “just do it” for Him. Wow those words seem easy but that is going to be something I will have to be reminded of, hence why I am sharing my goal with everyone. What is your goal?
Before...Master bedroom corner
Now... master bedroom corner
Before...Master bedroom french doors into a second bedroom
Now....master bedroom wall
Before.... a wall with all the different types of walls and horrible floor
Now.....Coffee and Wine bar
Before.....random wall dividing living room and kitchen
Now....all one room
Real estate photo... entry hall
So what do you think so far?We have so far to still go. Pictures make it look more finished than it really is. I just needed to start hanging pictures (I know it should be the last thing). I needed it to feel more like a home and less like a construction zone.
First Holiday event we went to was Space Coast Basket Brigade. It was amazing! The organization from the front end was a little crazy, but once we picked up our baskets, put them in the vans, and went to the homes and delivered Thanksgiving dinner it was so much fun. It was a great event to do with our Glass Doctor family. There were around 1,700 baskets delivered up and down the Space Coast this day.
I know lately it looks like we work at Glass Doctor, school, judge cheerleading or work on the house ALL the time. I wanted to show you, we do take time to play a bit, and give you an opportunity to see how cute Chaco is.
This room is a true project. At this point we are just making it an entry but our long term goal is to cut out the three big windows and make that the front door.
I am behind on posts. The whole remodeling a house, getting a puppy, and life have my plate a little full. Sorry. Every year we carve pumpkins, eat pumpkin chili and see who has the best pumpkin. This year we decided to have it at the shop since the house is not really ready for company and it was supposed to rain the night we were carving.
When I look at the starting pictures of this house the first thing I do is smell the horrible cat/dog pee smell that encrusted the house!
I think we are all ready for no dust around the house!
I was going to wait till we finished to start updating, but it is taking longer than expected (which has anyone ever done a remodel that doesn't) So I will start sharing updates. Hopefully when I finish with the updates we will have a room to actually show. Our favorite show in Australia was The Block. All the constestents get a dump of a building that has tons of potential and then each week they compete to complete an area. The first show in the week is showing their work and the second show of the week is the reveal So.....here is the first show for the living room :) Enjoy!
Any and ALL tips are appreciated! Suggestions?
All the Honduras training and good friends have helped out in this room! Where you see we have laid concrete it was 41 bags to make the floor level!!! Yes you read that correct. 41 bags in the master and living room.
WOW! All the people who reached out to us last week. Thank you so much. We for sure felt and are feeling the love. One of the things that just kept coming up throughout the week was the amount of people who were secretly going through the same thing, but not telling anyone. I can not tell you how many private messages I got and still getting telling me they had just lost their baby, they were in the same boat, or they had been there, but so many were followed up with how brave we were laying it all out there, wished they could tell people, or they wished they wouldn't have gone through it alone. I had school in-service the week before, and this video kept ringing in my head as I read all the messages.
How would we treat people differently if we really knew what was going on? I know there are so many friends and family going through things, but are not as much of an open book as I am. It is easy to love on people who share everything, but please pray for all those friends who are suffering silently and not ready to share their news.