A Magical Day in Houston

If you've been looking for inspiration in Houston, it literally fell from the sky on Friday, December 4th. SNOW!!! Lots of it...big flakes...for hours!

I didn't get to do one of my favorite things that day (take photographs of my children) because I was inside hosting an Open House for my cards and stationery, but what a vision it was to look outside my windows and see snow falling the ENTIRE time!
This photo isn't so hot (taken with my iphone while trying to help shoppers), but the real view was beautiful!!! There were many times throughout the day when I stopped mid-conversation and said (with child-like wonder and urgency), "LOOK! Isn't it magical?!?!" Sorry if I cut you off in mid-sentence, but I was just trying to take it all in!

I had to laugh when the weather report said SNOW. I mean, really? In Houston? On December 4th? On the day of my Open House? Wasn't withdrawing from my major sales event of the year in order to serve friends in need enough of a sales sacrifice, Lord? And c'mon...I'm donating a portion of the Open House sales so that inner city children can have Christmas gifts, so please don't leave me with an empty house, Lord. SNOW?!?! Houstonians don't drive in snow! We don't know how! Who will come? What will I do with all of these cards?

Oh, me of little faith! "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?" (good ol' Matthew 6:27). I wasted precious energy on those empty house worries. Wouldn't you know, my house was FULL on Friday...in the snow! Full of cheerful shoppers, Christmas music, hot apple cider and JOY! I've always said I have the most wonderful clients EVER, and now I can say they are also the most brave and generous. I'm pleased to report that many inner city children will enjoy nice gifts thanks to your braving the snow and generously shopping. You exceeded my expectations in a BIG way...and reminded me of some of my favorite words in the entire Bible:
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us..." (Ephesians 3:20).

1 comment:

  1. your open house looks amazing! so glad that it was a success. and i cannot believe you guys had so much snow!


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