tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.comments2015-09-11T21:02:09.129-05:00Shelly WildmanYour post is an answer to prayer, Shelly. I so ne...Your post is an answer to prayer, Shelly. I so needed this today. Our daughter got married on 7/14/15, and they are leaving tomorrow morning for San Diego, California where he is now going to be stationed in the Marine Corps (he got new orders 11 days before the wedding changing his orders from Virginia to California). My daughter is so excited. She has arranged for an apartment, is ordering furniture, making a list of all the things they will need, and packing the car. She can't wait to begin their married life together live in California. My heart is broken. I miss her already. I'll be brutally honest here and say that I cried Sunday morning on my way home from church. I pulled into the garage, sat in the car with my forehead on the steering wheel and asked God to speak to me and assure me that everything was going to be O.K. That all of this was part of His plan. I got in the house, started fixing lunch, and bawled my eyes out again. Soul wrenching cries that I KNOW my God heard. I know every parent faces letting go of their child. I get that. I just never realized it would hurt so bad. I too have told myself that God loves her even more than I do. That the sense of loss I feel now will fade. Sometimes that helps, and sometimes it doesn't. My sister reminded me that God gives us exactly what we need when we need it. And I know that tomorrow morning, when I see their tail lights pulling out of our driveway, that my God will meet me right where I am, and that He will give me His strength and His peace. I would appreciate your prayers, Shelly, prayers for me, and prayers for Alex and Cole as they are driving from Missouri to California. I want to handle this transition to "empty nester" with grace, and always bringing glory to Him. Thank you so much for sharing your heart with me this morning. God knew that I needed this reminder today. Blessings to you and your husband and your girls. I am praying for your family today. Down On The Farmfirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-26218299831024485852015-09-02T19:51:51.939-05:002015-09-02T19:51:51.939-05:00Oh Robbin, you are always so kind. And so encourag...Oh Robbin, you are always so kind. And so encouraging. Thank you! Hope you had fun at the game! What a great idea.tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-62655742798918926242015-09-02T19:50:59.321-05:002015-09-02T19:50:59.321-05:00I can just see you running and worshipping without...I can just see you running and worshipping without a care. I love that, Jo-Lynne!tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-46084069736575141772015-09-02T09:14:05.271-05:002015-09-02T09:14:05.271-05:00I love this post, Shelly!!! Very very true. Life...I love this post, Shelly!!! Very very true. Life is so short . . . and I'm reminded of that more and more every single day. So here I am, 51 years old, and trying to REALLY LIVE MY LIFE. I want to be joyful. I want to be encouraging. I want others to see JOY in me so they see MY SAVIOR in me. A couple of weeks ago my husband and I went to see Def Leppard (yes, 80s people here too) and it was PRICELESS! We did the same, laughed and sang the lyrics of old songs and stood up and yelled and tried to dance. I felt like I teenager again, and I had that same thought driving home. Why don't I live every day of my life like this??? So let's do it. Let's live life with a joy that comes from knowing that whatever comes our way, God's got it taken care of. We know how the story ends. We've read the last Book of the Word so we know our eternity is secure. Tonight I'm taking my dad to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. I'm gonna stand up and cheer and make a fool of myself and I don't care what anybody else thinks. My dad and I never do anything just the two of us (my mom isn't a baseball fan so she isn't going) so I'm going to make the most of the time together! Blessings to you Shelly!! And prayers for you and your family today! Thank you so much for sharing. I appreciate you!!!Down On The Farmemail@example.com:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-88300274843661355962015-09-02T09:11:02.000-05:002015-09-02T09:11:02.000-05:00That is hilarious. And how true is it that Christi...That is hilarious. And how true is it that Christians of all people should live every day with joy? Running gives me that joy. Sometimes I am singing as I run, with my hands in the air praising God. I might look like a fool. But I don't care. I wish I could approach every aspect of my life like that. I'm glad you had fun!Jo-Lynne Shanefirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-39030659648320908242015-08-28T11:44:12.298-05:002015-08-28T11:44:12.298-05:00It reminds me of that old hymn - "Many things...It reminds me of that old hymn - "Many things about tomorrow, I don't seem to understand. But I know Who holds the future, and I know Who holds my hand." In this world there are many many things I can't understand. But I rest in the assurance that I am not alone. And that one day He will make all things new. He will wipe away every tear. And one day I will live with Him forever in heaven. I always thought that I had a lot of questions to ask God when I get to heaven. Now, I don't think those things will even matter. Prayers for the family on their loss of their son. I cannot imagine and yet, as you said, it happens every single day. Praying for God to give you words of comfort to share with your friend. Blessings, ShellyDown On The Farmemail@example.com:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-88836742340788242372015-08-28T09:29:34.169-05:002015-08-28T09:29:34.169-05:00Truly that story from God's Word is a comfort ...Truly that story from God's Word is a comfort in so many times of trial. I'm so sorry for the Orris family. What sadness. A family I know lost their 19 month old son who drowned in their backyard swimming pool a couple weeks ago. There are no words for the depths of pain and sorrow they are experiencing. I know your family knows it all too well. Thank you for putting it to words. And how wonderful that your friends called upon you to remind them who God is. We all need friends who will do that for us.Lindafirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-60775612211800957842015-08-22T23:54:11.159-05:002015-08-22T23:54:11.159-05:00Thank you, Shelly! I love it!!!Thank you, Shelly! I love it!!!Carolynemail@example.com:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-27524998489114248302015-08-16T22:06:06.017-05:002015-08-16T22:06:06.017-05:00Oh, also went to the indigogo page and watched the...Oh, also went to the indigogo page and watched the video. Wishing him great success!Terrifirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-54794856391704203102015-08-16T21:37:48.994-05:002015-08-16T21:37:48.994-05:00Liked his page, loved his work and the story! Wond...Liked his page, loved his work and the story! Wonder if you've read the book Jesus, Bread and Chocolate? Think you might like... Heidi Wheeleremail@example.com:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-2958470134583281412015-08-16T16:51:27.311-05:002015-08-16T16:51:27.311-05:00I made a small contribution to his campaign (how c...I made a small contribution to his campaign (how could I not??) AND visited his site. Isn't this funny--looking at his beautiful work makes me wish I could be a woodworker! ha! But it IS art...<br /><br />:) Love that you're helping him out this way!!Robin Dancefirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-49583449764611141092015-08-16T16:46:38.681-05:002015-08-16T16:46:38.681-05:00How much do I love the story behind his work? And ...How much do I love the story behind his work? And how talented is this kid?? Amazing. I liked his FB page and I'm off to find your instagram (can't remember if I followed him there yet or not, bless my heart). Robin Danceemail@example.com:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-50446714258403078752015-08-16T14:11:46.749-05:002015-08-16T14:11:46.749-05:00And I visited his campaign page on Indigogo. Cool!...And I visited his campaign page on Indigogo. Cool!Ann Swindellfirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-49252911466281962062015-08-16T14:10:58.393-05:002015-08-16T14:10:58.393-05:00I liked his FB page. Gorgeous!
ann.swindell@gmail....I liked his FB page. Gorgeous!<br />email@example.comAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-36184604693862011442015-08-13T11:21:21.202-05:002015-08-13T11:21:21.202-05:00And I visited his website. Very cool!!! Looks li...And I visited his website. Very cool!!! Looks like a great young man!!!Down On The Farmfirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-72730512956163732732015-08-13T11:21:01.325-05:002015-08-13T11:21:01.325-05:00I "Liked" Rest & Repine on Facebook!...I "Liked" Rest & Repine on Facebook! Down On The Farmemail@example.com:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-40274493901595329162015-08-12T20:37:38.016-05:002015-08-12T20:37:38.016-05:00Visited the web site as well. So wonderful you ar...Visited the web site as well. So wonderful you are supporting this budding artisan!Mindy Whipplefirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-26232381313094108722015-08-12T20:37:09.542-05:002015-08-12T20:37:09.542-05:00Followed on Facebook - what a lovely rolling pin, ...Followed on Facebook - what a lovely rolling pin, beautiful and practical.Mindy Whippleemail@example.com:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-20493179142255590582015-08-12T15:20:01.973-05:002015-08-12T15:20:01.973-05:00Lovely...now following him on instagram.Lovely...now following him on instagram.Terrifirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-48917394501088308142015-08-12T11:38:05.329-05:002015-08-12T11:38:05.329-05:00Beautifully stated Shelly! Chad is an outstanding ...Beautifully stated Shelly! Chad is an outstanding young man in so many ways- his woodwork is an awesome expression of his true character. Also, I would LOVE a rolling email@example.com:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-85965972512832180642015-08-11T17:32:04.946-05:002015-08-11T17:32:04.946-05:00I follow Rest & Repine on fb and Instagram!I follow Rest & Repine on fb and Instagram!Heidi Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-27147035140109710492015-08-11T17:31:28.483-05:002015-08-11T17:31:28.483-05:00I checked out the website & Indigogo campaignI checked out the website & Indigogo campaign Heidi Jonesemail@example.com:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-56761984599264511472015-08-11T15:56:10.906-05:002015-08-11T15:56:10.906-05:00Will you include a pie with the winning rolling pi...Will you include a pie with the winning rolling pin? I liked his page with enthusiasm because I have seen his stuff and liked it but didn't know who made it. Thanks for introducing him. Mrs Woogafirstname.lastname@example.org:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-80412621746074769982015-08-11T15:38:28.986-05:002015-08-11T15:38:28.986-05:00This looks exciting! Beautiful work, and we enjoye...This looks exciting! Beautiful work, and we enjoyed hearing his story. I've liked Rest and Repine on Facebook and Instagram. Carolynemail@example.com:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-14449129841557082712015-08-11T13:37:47.076-05:002015-08-11T13:37:47.076-05:00I am so happy to learn about Chad! We had a beauti...I am so happy to learn about Chad! We had a beautiful coffee table made in Virginia and were hoping to have a kitchen table made someday...after the kids are bigger!Tammyfirstname.lastname@example.org