when i first started blogging i would have never guessed that i would be sitting here writing my 200th post. i know i have mentioned, a few times before, that i'm great at starting things, just not so great at finishing them. but i've got to say that the fact that i am still blogging, 199 posts after this very first post, i'm very pround of myself.
it's funny to go back and read my very first post and to see how far i've come since then. i started this blog thinking no one would ever read it, except for maybe a few friends. and now i have you, dear friends. it's funny to think of all the things that have happened since i first started blogging....here's a quick recap:
*i went back to school
*i turned 30
*i got pregnant
*i got a new car
*i had a beautiful baby girl
*i became a stay-at-home mommy
*i opened up my etsy shop
*i had changed my blog name
*i had 2 blog makeovers and am currently working on a 3rd and final one
*my little einstein started playing sports
*i taught myself how to sew
*i've made bloggy friends
*i've grown up more
*i've learned alot about myself
*but most importantly i've grown as a daughter of the King
it's so wierd to think that all that happened in the span of 2 years and that's just a recap, there is so much more! my point is it's never too late to start something new. of my favorite quotes is by george eliot,
"it's never too late to be what you could have been."
i don't think i've ever told you what inspired me to start this blog. it was julia child--yes, julia child. i had always wanted to blog, but i didn't really know what to write about how to go about it really. i felt like life was just passing me by and there was nothing i could do about it. and then i went saw the movie "julie and julia". that movie changed so much for me. i left that movie feeling inspired and hopeful--and not because of julie, but rather julia. julia child found herself in a beautiful country surround by scrumptous food. she had the desire to learn to cook and she wasn't going to let anyone get in her way. do you know she didn't learn to cook till she was 40. and all her success began after that! can you believe it. what began as a simple desire to cook, grew into a life long career. so inspiring. and when i think what i could do with the Lord's help--the sky's the limit!
i don't know what the future holds, but i do know this "He that created a good work in you is faithful to complete it." and even though the future may look bleak and scary at times, at least i have God on my side.
and so in honor of julia and my 200th post i'm doing a little giveway... how does a movie and shop credit sound???
yes, that's right...i'm giving away a copy of Julie & Julia on blueray and $15 credit to my shop!
so enter away and don't forget to tell your friends!