On Tuesday was a day of mixed emotions, I went to apply for my passport.
Usually people would be pretty excited to go out of the country.
For me it isn't that I am not excited, but I know it will be an emotional trip.
I know that I have some new readers here so some may not know that on December 2nd my dad had a massive heart attack and with one breath he was hear on earth and then the next he was in heaven with our Lord and Savior.
You can read a little about it here and here.
My dad was most definitely a spiritual leader. He loved people. I mean really loved everyone he met. He has such a heart to share the Lord's love with everyone he met.
Because of this passion that was so evident in his life, at the time of his death his church was in the works with building a school in the Dominican Republic in an area called La Represa. They had already built one building but they quickly outgrew it and needed another one.
This new building will be dedicated to my dad.
Isn't that just a blessing?
The building should be finished in July. I will definitely be there for the dedication.
My mom, my two brothers, and I will be going. No kids. I think one of dad's sisters maybe going too.
Which I am kind of sad about that part. Wild Man is really the only one that would remember the trip out of all the grandkids. But I would love to show them what poverty really looks like. I want him to know how blessed he is to have what he has. I hope one day to take them back there.
All our spouses will be staying with the kids.
So knowing where this passport will take me, just made me sad.
Then the next day I got an email from Kristin at A Betty Crocker wannabe who gave me an award.
Then today I got another award from Kenzie @ 9 o'clock dance of joy!
Thanks girls! It just made my day a little brighter.
Then I want to thank all of you readers too!
Before dad passed I had all these ideas in my head of what I wanted to do with the house but didn't have the guts to start any of them.
But when he passed I needed an outlet. So I started decorating.
I put it on my blog to show all from friends back home in TN what I was up to.
Then less then 2 months ago I switched from my personal blog to this one. I went from 1 follower to now just under 200!
What an ego boost!
Aw, shucks. I guess some people really like me!
Thanks you guys!
By the way, I am working on two more projects that I can't wait to show you. Cuz I can't just do one thing at a time. That would be too normal.
And tomorrow I will be starting another giveaway!
So again, I just want to say thanks to everyone that reads my blogs and leaves me the sweetest comments!
You all help me get through this season in my life.