Hi there! I didn’t blog last week, so here’s a quick catch up on life since then.
I got a haircut! That’s always something to celebrate, for me. A salon visit is one of those things I need but tend to let go until I’m far overdue. So I had to take a photo in the car as soon as I got in, because it won’t look this good until next time!
I won something! I received this t-shirt from ConvertKit when they did a giveaway on their Facebook page. I love this message and it came at a good time for me as I’m working on a conference presentation, and also looking forward to teaching exercise classes soon. I saw this as a sign of encouragement.
As for work, right now I’m spending a lot of time preparing for that presentation I mentioned and some related things, coming up at the end of this month. I’m really excited about it and will have more details on that later.
Another event coming up soon is a fundraiser I’m happy to be a part of, called Cooks for Kids. As March’s Cook of the Month in the Burlington (N.C.) Times-News, I was invited to be one of the featured cooks at a benefit community dinner. The proceeds go toward fighting hunger for school children in need. This wonderful initiative was created last year by another former Cook of the Month, who decided to get other former Cooks of the Month together and put on a dinner. Last year they raised $7,000. What a great example of how one person with one idea can make a big difference! Each Cook will be creating a dish to be served, and the attendees get to sample all the dishes. I’m still deciding what mine will be.
All of that is good…but last week ended up being a very stressful one for my family.
The above graphic sums up how I feel right now. Sometimes something in life happens that really drives this point home, and last week my family and I had one of those moments. My son was involved in a serious car accident that wasn’t his fault. His car is totaled — yet he walked away unhurt. This was nothing short of a miracle and if you saw it you’d agree. Coming upon a scene like that is something no parent wants to see. But I know it wasn’t luck that saved my son, it was the hand of God. I’m so grateful and I can’t adequately put it into words.
Things like this really put life into perspective. I’ve been spending time lately worrying about problems that are trivial in comparison. Life is precious, our family, our health is precious, and everything else is just “stuff.” Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord.