I am wife to a pastor. How that came to be is a story for another day but let me just say that it was about the last thing I thought I would ever be. God has a sense of humor, for sure. When Greg and I married he was working in a large chain grocery store and going to school but pastor never entered the conversation.
Like most things in life, being a pastor's wife has its good days and bad days. Then there are awesome days. Like when you get to witness a life changed...transformed. This past Sunday a lady in our church shared a bit of her story, how God has brought healing, restoration and hope to her life. It is not my story to tell here, but I will say that she was so brave to stand up in front of a church full of people and share very painful things. To know that we collectively, as a church family, have had a small part in her story (the good parts) is very cool! We shared in her joy and walked away blessed by her sharing.
I immediately thought about sending her a card of encouragement and a very specific image came to mind. Mo Manning's "Soaking Up the Joy" image by Stampavie.
She exudes joy and peace. It's a new day so let's soak up every drop.
To have hope when hope was lost is powerful. Makes you want to turn you face towards to sun once again.
I used papers from Jillibean, sentiment from Rosie's Roadshow, Copics, doily die, scallop circle die, flower dies and faceted embellies.
See ya next time!!