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Living with, and having multiple illnesses is not easy. Then add to it being a military wife, mom, and owner of a business, and boy does it all get tiring. I had signed up to be a vendor at an event at Ft. Eustis this weekend and looked forward to being there until it came time to wake up. My alarm rang at 5 am and my first thought was to turn it off and go back to sleep. Thankfully, my very next thoughts would later end up shaping my day in a way I didn’t expect. “Thank you, God, for waking me up today” is what came to my mind next (this should have been FIRST!!!), and I got up. Achy, tired, and cranky, I got up. Since my husband often travels to events with me and was driving that day, I decided to read my morning Bible reading and devotional, in the car. ‘How to satisfy your soul’, and ‘Seek God day and night’ were both titles in the devotional I went on to read. I said a prayer afterward, asking God to lead me to someone to bless that day.
We get to the base and begin setting up in our spot, which I had verified was the correct location, based on a confirmation email I had received. Upon getting halfway set up, the host came over to make me aware that I was in the incorrect location. I showed her my confirmation email which had me in that spot, and she graciously allowed me to remain there. I don’t think either of us knew what happened, or why we had different information, but that spot is exactly where I was supposed to be. Later in the day, I started speaking with a vendor who was set up on the backside of where my setup was. She asked about my story and I went on to tell her. Then she said some words I once spoke and I quickly realized, she is who God sent me to bless. She mentioned she had recently been thinking about going back to church and felt like something was just missing in her life. It was from that moment that I realized what my true job was that day. God had placed me in the wrong location to be in the exact right place, at the right time. I even made a new friend, who I can’t wait to see all the blessings come to.
I’m thankful for waking up, that day, and every day, and for the great opportunity to do what I am supposed to be doing, according to God’s word, and His will. I can’t think of a better job anywhere.
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I know that the statement in the title has been repeated throughout this site, but it's incredibly important to me. I have severe chronic neutropenia and spend a lot of my time sitting in doctor's offices-specifically Hematology/Oncology. I sit next to people who are very sick-some even dying. Some are alone, others are not. There's always this one little table that has beautiful knitted hats that people make and donate and, for a while now, I've wanted to add a hand dyed silk scarf to it. Up until recently, though, I didn't know what I wanted them to say. I know now. I want the message on the scarf to resonate so strongly within the person that they find hope. I want them to wear the scarf and not see themselves as sick, but beautiful and strong. I want them to smile with joy. Finally, I want them to know that in this world there is love. Someone loves you and believes in you. That's me.
Hello world. My name is Chrissy Kay and I am the artist behind Glory and Grace Silks. I am a Coast Guard spouse and I absolutely love hearing the story behind every piece of art I come across. I am really blessed and I'm thankful to be able to share my love of art with you. Thank you for letting me!