Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Balance and abundance
I was talking to a friend yesterday a young mother and she has two children one who is 3 and the other under a year...she was talking about how much she loves knitting and but finding time to allow it is a problem. She wasn't complaining just stating the facts and it reminded me of when I had my children my first will turn 28 this friday ...yes eekkkk...how did she get so old while I try and stay young, well at heart anyway and lately even it has it old days. My other daughter will turn 22 on December 28 and my son (the bonus prize) will be 21 in March. Ok so when the last two were born life got very interesting. the strange thing is I don't remember that much of them as the two babies...I remember bring Drew home and Larisa climbing out of the crib a few days later and then it seems the next thing I remember they were both running around learned how to program the VCR better than I could ...and we were working on my business of making collectable teddy bears to get ready for the big shows. Now my thought is as first oh my gosh I don't remember my kids growing up, but the truth is my heart does ...it was the balance that we had to accquire with 5 people in a small house...that life just simply and smoothly progressed (don't get me wrong it was far from perfect) Ny kids could go outside and run around and enjoy life I didn't have to worry I knew every square inch of that land I had done the same thing. this house was where my mother and her sister were born where when they needed more room granpa would go get wood and build on another room, just cutting a hole in the wall and there was a room ...no hallways. so everything was connected. I grew up there in the summer as soon as school was out and learned how to can vegetables, weed gardens, plant flowers and share...share the abundance.
Almost every sunday or at least two sundays a month we had sunday dinner there and usually once a month at great granma's house where there were 9 still living, they were a farm family....everything raised by them for them...extras they sold or bartered...and if the person needed but didn't have something to barter or buy, GreatGranma would share her abundance.
All this created a understanding in my mind and heart that sharing and working with others creates a balance...
So now as I learn how to find that balance again after losing the love of my life and finding my way through this point in my life ...I know now I have to share my abundance.
God gave me more talents and the want to share them then I will ever use in my lifetime...SO once again I feel the need to put my place where I can share it and teach again...so the balance has to come in and help me find the place to share my abundance. and I will so this is my goal ...to create finally the arts and craft school I have wanted for 10 years since moving here to the Outer Banks and today I felt if I wrote this goal down it would give me the incentive to make it come true.
ANd thanks to the 3 main strong women in my young life , and all my great aunts and uncles that were there on those sunday dinner visits and family gatherings many times if we all go together there were over 40 of us ...and how even when we let the cows run loose on Route 1 highway one fourth of july ...no one got mad it was just their way to maintain the balance and the freedom to enjoy it.
I have more to write but will wait ...till tomorrow ...
But Will leave you with this ...to acquire your balance learn to share your abundance
I used a pic of dragonflys on a art quilt I did when John first got sick ..because if you look at them you wouldn't think they could fly ...but they exude Balance
Why I create (my new name Lorri Lee Glennon)
- Lorri Lee Chambers
- Hobbsville, North Carolina, United States
- Having been a artist literally all my life, I love color and dimension.I learned to sew at age 10 , by age 13 started a stuffed animal business, which grew into a collectable Teddy Bear Business for 15 + years. I opened my own bead store specializing in Spontaneous Creation classes and love to teach everyone they could be creative and open the door to their imagination.I recently returned to one of my favorite art forms taking photographs my father gave me my first camera when I was a child and I have loved photography ever since. I took professional family portraits and weddings for the first 5 years living in the Outer Banks, I am now shooting Family portraits again and sharing my love of the Outer Banks through my blogs. Be creative, walk in faith and never give up....It all happens in God's time