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Friday, January 15, 2010

Look At What, I Mean Who I've Found Now

Hi. I want to share with ya’ll my new find. My new find by the way, is a person. It seems the Lord has already answered one of my prayers this year many times over. And here is the why and how.

Those who follow me know I have only been blogging since July 2009. And do you remember me saying how just a few months back before I started blogging I keep wondering what the big hoopla was about? I just couldn’t grasp it. I mean what’s the point. I’m not a world traveler or a movie star so why would people want to post about there lives and certainly why would anyone care about mine? Then I came across a couple of sights and okay, I hear you giggling, and you know what happens next.

One suddenly introduces me to another and then to another and omg, I can’t cut the computer off. I can’t go to bed.

Here is a little replay:

Me: What? Ya’ll want me to fix dinner, or you kidding I can barely keep my eyes open, my arms ache and my neck aches and there’s still more to see.

I know ~ keep going. I will get to the original point of this post soon.

Well I finally drag myself away from the computer, oh my it was hard, and suddenly I look around…..what in the world happened here?!!! When did my house get like this? Why are ya’ll sitting at the table with your forks in your hands? LOL!!!

I know I can’t possibly be the only one this ever happened too. Un-huh, that’s just what I thought. You know exactly what I’m talking about. Oh boy, I was hooked ~ hook, line and sinker.

Anyway back to my answered prayer. Ya’ll were wondering when I'd get back on track, weren’t you? When I started blogging I was feeling really alone and I wasn’t spending time with the Lord. I had pulled away, depressed thinking, he’s just got to be sick of me. Feeling like I couldn’t ask him for anything because I wasn’t doing anything on my own to change the way my life was. I was thinking how can I ask for anything when there are people out there with real problems. I can’t be that selfish.

Keep going, quit yawning and stop that giggling! I’m getting there.

Well for those of you who know the Lord, your probably going “silly girl”. As it got closer to Christmas I got lonelier. It’s my favorite time of the year. There was lots of crying a few weeks before but all was better by Christmas. No, nothing changed at my house but inside everything changed. Christ took me in his arms and comforted me. He took away the pain I was feeling from being the only one at my house who cared about the holiday. No tree this year and no Christmas. No Christmas ~ only in the meaning that we didn’t celebrate with with the festivities, and we usually put up 2 trees indoors and lots outside. I mean I have the attic full, plus the little house shed is at least half full and the laundry room at the other house is almost full of my Christmas. Heck, I used to go decorate MIL's house too. I don’t know if next year will be any better, I can’t change other people but I can still celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I still long for the joyous celebration and for people to enjoy it with, which includes the decorating, planning, hope and expectations and things like that. Maybe you can even pray that joy will once again be apart of my home.
How I do go on and on without ever getting to the point.

I am amazed, I mean amazed at how God has a plan way before we can even imagine it. I mean, I started blogging, still struggling, feeling so hurt and so lonely, praying, wondering if he was listening. Oh, but was he ever listening. I had no idea he already had a plan in the works. He has brought so many unbelievably kind people into my universe. These people, ya’ll, have touch me and moved me to tears ~ the good kind! Ya’ll have helped me feel loved again and worthy of Gods time. Because of you I have found my way back to the grace of God. I could go on and on.

Once again…..Let’s get to the POINT already.

I’d like to introduce you to one very sweet soul. Her name is KYMBERLY from Free Trinkets and Treasures. Actually she has several blogs. And yes, her kindness to me did influence my opinion ~ Ha-ha. If you have never been by to visit her, I urge you to now. She is so warm and kind. She loves anything and everything VINTAGE, just like the rest of us. She loves crafting and you’ll love her. Just take a look at the beautiful images and sweet words she posted about me and the upcoming Miracle Mondays I have planned. What a generous soul. She didn't know me from Adam (or Eve), but she made me feel as special as can be. Thank you, Kymberly. Click here to go to Kymberly’s blog and be sure to tell her I said hi.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend. Just be sure to come back and share it with me.

Warm Hugs......Tracy :)


  1. Hey sweet Tracy, you are wonderful and deserve tons of sweet friends. You are such a loving giving person, and a joy to know! I'll go check out Kymberly, sounds like a wonderful blog.Have a blessed weekend!

  2. Thanks for your comment!! I can't believe I'm not the only one up blogging at 1:45AM!! (um... back to the point of your post, lol)

    I will check out Kymberly's site soon- she sounds like a sweetie. I hope this year is easier on you- just remember the saying, God doesn't give you something you can't handle. I hope you find a way to cope with all these life changes and still be happy! I'll be back again soon~ Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. Hi Tracy, I told you I'd be by. Nice place you have here!

    I'm glad you've found comfort and peace through the Lord.

    Oh and fellow bloggers will wait for you while you feed your family..... ;)

  4. Hi Tracy, I saw you on PJ's and wanted to say you can use McLinkey to link up posts like you wanted to for Miracle Monday. It's fairly simple. Cute blog.

  5. Hi Tracy,
    So glad that you and I both joined the blogging community this year so we got to "meet" each other. You are so sweet, and you always leave me the best comments. Every once in a while I will say to someone, "my friend," and my real-life people ask "Who is that?" and then I have to backtrack and say, "Someone I met on-line." I then get a stare and they think I am crazy. But it's true, even though I haven't met any of my blogging friends, I feel as if I have!

  6. Oh, my goodness! Tracey! You have me in "Happy Tears" after reading this sweet blog! Thank you so much for saying all of those nice things about me and you know I feel the same way about you! You were brought into my life for a reason and I know we will be friends for a long time to come!

    Beleive it or not, my Christmas was so depressing, I didn't decorate...my kids did! On Christmas day I got so sick with Bronchial Pneumonia--I thought I wasn't going to make it!

    I, too, have felt so lost, so lonely, and prayed to God asking, pleading, but all was still from His end! I thought he had given up on me but boy was I ever wrong! I began to listen to my heart and His voice and now my life, thanks to you and others that are so kind and loving like you, have given me new meaning and a new outlook toward what I need to be doing in my life for God and for my family!

    I feel better than I have felt in years! And all of the thanks goes to our Lord and His opening up the way for us to meet! Even though my husband is losing his job in April, I am not afraid because I know God will take care of our every need! You've given me the strength to overcome my worries because I know you are the "genuine thing" and as long as I have friends like you, that I can call on anytime to pray with me and support me than I'm the richest woman in the world!

    I love you girl! Keep up the great work for the Lord ! YOU have changed my life and I know you will change many more with your kind, loving spirit! May God bless you every minute of every day!

    Love in Christ, Kymberly

    P. S. I'm sending you something special in your e-mail !!