Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Bake Sale, A Whale and Final Christmas Orders

It is a whirlwind around here.
Let me tell you!

On the surface I seem calm most of the time
but my family can tell you that I have a short 
fuse these days.

Poor Mom.
Poor Chelsea.

They have definitely seen the stress
fraying the edges here.

the end is nearly in sight.

Just two fundraiser orders to complete.
One ships to Michigan ~
the other is local.

Two custom fill orders
and some Etsy orders to complete.

Then I am good to go into Christmas mode
for our family.

Georgia has her cataract surgery scheduled for next week.
It is time to start checking the weather to see if we are 
going to have a blizzard or something.
This is the surgery that has been postponed twice so far.

Speaking of Georgia,
she has been such a blessing to Chelsea
in baking lots of cookies for Chelsea's bake sale.
This sale is happening at her work and will help 
raise the funds to get her home from 
Australia next year.
We were joking last night about the fact that 
Chels has about half of what she needs.
She earned it by working her regular job.
So, we figure she can get there......
we'll be raising the money to get her home
so she doesn't end up a permanent 
resident in Australia.
Chelsea and our friend, Sarah, have also been 
baking for the past couple of weeks.
Our freezer has been very full of all kinds 
of delightful treats.

I've been totally immersed in Sight and Sound's latest 
production this year.
Jonah is so amazing.
The cast is one of the best I've ever seen.
Of course it probably helps that we have gotten to 
know some of them
but I've really noticed an openness and heart for ministry
in this group that goes above and beyond.
Last evening we took advantage of a ministry 
opportunity and took a guest and her children.
We are praying that the message she saw
touches her heart which has been hurt
by "Christians".
May God speak to her and continue the healing
that has already begun in her life.
The whale tale is so much more than a tale about a whale!
(I know...big fish!)

I would appreciate your prayers as I am running on fumes.
I look forward to a clean house,
a kitchen without piles and boxes.
A dining room with a usable table.
A living room without more boxes.
And open horizontal spaces to dust.

Life is good.
No complaints.
Just prayer for the strength to finish 
a very rewarding candle season.


Vee said...

How wonderful to have had a terrific candle season and to put the finishing touches on that so that you can move forward to precious family time during the remainder of the season. Take care and all the best with the rest of your preparations. I want you to have time to rest and just be.

Karen said...

I'm glad it's been a good candle season for you...and I'm sorry to be the cause of last minute work for you.

How great that things are moving along for Chelsea and her plans for next year. I agree, she needs enough money to get back home...especially if she likes Australia a little too much. We don't want her to be too tempted to stay there.

Praying all goes well for Georgia and her surgery. I'll mention it to Clarence and he'll be praying, too. Keep us posted, ok?

Theresa said...

Praying for you as you finish this race:) Have a blessed day dear friend, keep on keepin' on:) HUGS!

JD said...

Yes, Becky, It is a busy time...
It's one of the reasons I'm glad we made it to Longwood yesterday, and it wasn't something planned...Our daughter called us on the phone and said that they were thinking of going and would we like to tag along. I didn't have to think about it too long, I knew it was something we needed right now. Longwood is such a beautiful and serene place.
Hope to see you there again never know...One of these days. Thanks for letting me know that my card made it to your home...Merry Christmas to you and your family. Blessings, Jill

PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

You definitely can't see Jonah and not be impacted, such a wonderful program. I know we were touched.

I pray for peace and patience as you finish your season strong!