Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Let Go & Let God

I was pawing through my supplies looking for something entirely different when I came up with this stamp and it spoke to me.  I have had a very difficult time this year letting go of my own expectations of my life. 
  • I have an unemployed husband (but no worries, we are in MUCH better shape than so many others in this situation - I am just tired of having him around the house!!). 
  • My oldest son is now home being home-schooled (a blessing - but I am already tired of having him around the house too!!) 
  • I'm heading back to school to freshen my credentials to find employment so I can get out of the house since everybody else seems to be here!! (I did have a career prior to a family, but it's been 12 years)
I had definitely envisioned a more stable and relaxed life.  (Of course, I had also envisioned myself 30 pounds lighter - but I am working on that!)

Life really isn't bad...I have my God by my side and I know with all my heart that He has a plan for me.  But I do have to be reminded of that once in awhile - even if it is by a rubber stamp!!


  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Let Go, Let God and Serene Silhouettes
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Groovy Guava, Early Espresso, Afternoon Tea dsp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso
  • Accessories: Nestabilities Circle and Scalloped Circle, Martha Stewart ribbon

13 comments:

Ellen said...

Marvellous sentiment! Love your layout and gorgeous papers! have a very merry christmas!

Selene Kempton said...

Hey Beautiful lady... sounds like you and I have quite a bit in common. Wishing you God's speed in finding your path and making life a little easier for all of us.. ((((hugs)))

Bridget said...

Wow....I have been spoken to...yes, this is a process I've been working through the last few years too, Kim. Thanks for this beautiful card and this beautiful reminder.

Aileen said...

A perfect sentiment to live by. Hope you find your true course soon. Thanks for sharing such a serene card. Merry Christmas x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

It is funny how much I relate to your situation. I too find myself with an unemployed husband (too much togetherness for me since he is home a lot). I have 12 year old twin boys whom I adore, but I work in their school. Lots of togetherness there too - I am surrounded by testosterone!!! Life sure can be surprising in all different ways. What better a thing to remind you to give it up to God than a sentiment on a stamp. Perfect!
Your card is gorgeous. I love the shadow stamping behind the sentiment. The layout and DP's are beautiful. I wish you a peaceful Christmas and light on your path as you move forward.

Susan said...

Kim, the card is beautiful...and the sentiment is so fitting for so many of us. I recently had to go part-time at work so that I could be here for my husband (who is retired and not in the best of health) My job before going part time required that I travel quite a bit, but now I'm home 24/7...LOTS of togetherness. We've had some moments, but for the most part I am delighted to be here with him. Financially...it is a bit tough, but together and with God's help, we will survive...as I'm sure you will too. We might not be surviving the way WE want to, but God will provide and give us exactly what He knows we need. Blessing on you this Christmas...and I hope you find employment that fulfills you heart.

Christmas hugs!!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful sentiment and one that I think we all need to have posted on the fridge! Isn't it the truth! I have so enjoyed catching up on your blog. Have a wonderful Christmas and I'm sure that God has wonderful things in store for you in 2012.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow, Kim! You certainly touched a few of your blog friends with your sharing! This is a verse I need to remind myself of ... and love that stamp! (Perhaps I might nip over to Sweet 'n Sassy ... and give myself a Christmas treat!)
Although my life circumstances are completely different ... you know the trials I have been through this year ... and with each one I found myself questioning just what was God's plan ... cos this sure wasn't what I wanted!!! Don't you find that in your heart & in your mind ... you know that "God's plans are THE BEST" ... but so often we still find it hard to let go! I am so glad you shared this with us today! I pray that you path will be smoother in the New Year ... and that God will show you the life He has planned!
LOVE THE CARD ... EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! Take Care, my friend! Hugs xxx

Annette said...

This sentiment is so true. Your card says it all so beautifully.

Pauline said...

What a wonderful card Kim, I love the colours you used and the floral stamps, the sentiment is wonderful too.
I can understand you being a bit tired of having your menfolk at home!
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Carol Lucas said...

Beautiful card and sentiment: 8 years ago when my husband told me he wanted a divorce, I didn't see how that could possibly work for good. In 2010, God brought a wonderful man into my life who is now my husband. Already our relationship is so much better than the one I had before. God is so good!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Kim. The colors and images look perfect together. Wishing you and your family a Peaceful and Blessed Holiday Season!

Jen W. said...

Thanks for sharing such a a beautiful card and thought provoking sentiment. I hope you enjoy your studies and that things turn around and the boys get busy! Big hugs to you!