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My Butt is Dragging

Last night, 8pm the Sanford Warriors take the court, my stomach is in knots.  We have watched this top-seeded (22-1) Varsity team throughout the season.  My son is over in the cheering section, his season is over (JV basketball) and a few of his best friends play varsity.  This was his first year in basketball … super proud of him because he did it spite the nay sayers who said he was too small & would never get on the court.  But he did it, and did get some play time, and has already professed he will be on varsity next year.  I love that kid! He has heart & determination.

So this game was intense…these boys all season normally get a 30 pt lead in the 1st half (so I can sit back and relax the rest of the game). But this is the DIAA State Basketball tournament, on a court that felt like we were at the NBA…..it was pins & needles for me up through 4rth quarter. But they consistently kept at least a 10 pt lead, and they did it! They beat Concord with a 53/34 win and are on their way to defend their 2 time state championship for a THREE-PEAT!  In 45 years, no school has won the DIAA Boys State Basketball Tournament three seasons in a row!  As if that weren’t blessed enough, the Sanford Warrior Girls basketball team are also top seeded and will also play for a Three-peat tonight against Ursuline as they defend THEIR last 2 state titles! Wow,stick me with a fork I’m done!

The game wasn’t over until about 11pm, & we still had to stop at our store as we are preparing to open this Tuesday, then on to our eldest daughters to pick up the little ones.  Therefore I am in desperate need of coffee this morning (I can smell that my wonderful hubby has some brewing for me).  It’s going to be a long day.  We’ve been preparing to open for several weeks now, and honestly it’s bitter sweet.  Sweet because we run our own business & work with our kids & family, get to eat water ice & custard all day, meet new people, catch up with old friends and then work for us is done at the end of summer!  Bitter because the season is constantly busy, we work with our kids and family, and eat water ice & custard all day! LOL We also don’t really get to vacation until after the summer.  But it’s all good, I’m not complaining. I know I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength. (Philp 4:13)

I just have to wrap my head around how hectic it’s going to be.  My mom always says “you better get your mind right!”  That’s how I feel today.  During the fall/winter season, my husband is here to help out around the house & with getting the kids back & forth to school etc.  Spring/summer season, my husband is usually at the store all day, so that means pretty much everything else will fall on me. I have my own home business but I also do the books & online social marketing for the store.  I will be running all the errands, taking care of the house, & cook most of the meals. My son just started baseball season so he has practice practice practices, my eight year old is in a big jungle book production so she has rehearsal rehearsals rehearsals, and my 4 yr old is glued to my hip.  I home school her, but she will start kindergarten in the fall.  My big task with her this season will be to keep her out the store as much as possible, you do the math…..a 4yr old mixed with free reign of water ice & custard multiplied by the entire spring & summer.  You would think she’d get tired of it after a couple weeks right? NOT AT ALL!

Well I leave you with this…..

EVERY morning for the past say 3 months, I have opened my eyes to find that I have been singing in my sleep.  The verse this morning was “Don’t let ’em steal your joy, don’t let ’em, don’t let ’em steal your joy”.  Wonder what that is all about?

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Wonderfully Made is Here!

This is my very first blog and website….and I am so elated!  It has been a pain staking struggle to get my website and blog up and running, as I am far from being computer savvy….”but God”.  So “Welcome” to Wonderfullymade.Be!  This is a safe place to just “Be”….who you are! I’m a work in progress, and so is everything I do from my marriage of ten years to my kids, my job(s) & my passions!

Wonderfully Made is so much more to me than just a blog….I believe God has a purpose & a plan and this is just the beginning! WM comes from my understanding that we are ALL Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by our creator!  We were not a mistake, by any means and He has a plan & purpose for us all.  We sell ourselves short when we shrink back in pursing the vision & dreams He gives us! He makes us successful, because when we are weak…He makes us strong! So everything I put my hand to do Will be prosperous, successful & wonderful!  My marriage, my business, my children, my purpose, my family WILL be successful….I pray that you find out the same truth!

So about me, if I could use only ONE word to describe me, it would have to be “Ubiquitous” or “Jane-of-all-trades”! (At least that’s how I feel sometimes!) I am a wife to a WONDERFUL husband (11 years this year) in which he is an ordained Minister…not a Pastor of a church (but I’m told that STILL makes me his 1st lady!) an we run a franchise business (Rita’s Water Ice) from spring through summer, I’m a mother (together we have a blended family from toddlers to adults with kids), soccer mom (my kids are involved in everything from basketball, baseball, track & drums to dancing, singing & play rehearsals) I am a work-from-home mom (I’m a virtual public assistant, ghost writer & an aspiring author),  I’m a bit of a coffee connoisseur, a crocheter & handcraft jewelry maker and if that weren’t enough…I home school my 4 year old for pre-k! I also sell Avon and I’m involved in my church (greeter, & administration).  Now throw in the housework and you can see…I have a FULL plate! I feel I do more in a day then some do in a week (Hence my word choice “ubiquitous”)! But let me be honest, I do NOT have the perfect little life, family, marriage, or kids…my 8 yr old daughters name is Angel, but an Angel she is not (well she might be close…at least to let her tell it)!  Please don’t get it twisted,  I am far from perfect, and I make no excuses! I don’t get it ALL wrong, but I don’t get it all RIGHT either! LOL I have made mistakes in my marriage…with my kids, in my choices, and in my business decisions, etc, but I determine to learn & grow from them rather than let my failures hold me back or stop me. Honestly, what keeps my sanity is my faith (I follow Jesus) but here…I won’t be forcing anything down your throat or passing any judgments and I hope you won’t either! Hopefully as I share my life story with you, maybe something I say, do or experience (success or failures) will help you in some way or another! And  I hope to hear from you about YOUR struggles & victories too! Thanks for stopping by!

~Danielle

WonderfullyMade.BE

P.S. I leave you with this….my favorite passage:

Satisfy us in the morning with you unfailing love,

so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.

Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery!

Replace the evil years with good.

Let us, your servants, see you work again;

let our children see your glory.

And may the Lord our God show us his approval

and make our efforts successful.

Yes, make our efforts successful!

Psalm 90:14-17