Thursday, January 22, 2009

In the beginning...

Here I am, not fully knowing what I'm doing, but ready to go forward! I'm sure it will be a learning process - so your patience will be greatly appreciated. I decided to start this blog for many reasons. I've had the desire to write "stories" about the processes taking place in my life for years. I know that God has given me a voice, and my experiences, for a purpose. If in my life one person finds hope, or courage, or comfort, then it will be worth it. One of the main reasons for starting this now is to share the journey of, and with, my son Jordan as he goes through the process of gastric bypass surgery. I am hoping that through this there will be more understanding of the process. I am hoping that it might bring hope to someone else out there who is dealing with a life changing event as well. Life isn't easy. Every person reading this could tell a story of something in their life that they struggle with or that has brought pain, but I believe that if we come together and help each other through them, we will all grow. I encourage you to post reactions or comments or suggestions at any time (though I'm really not sure how that works yet!). We learn from each other!
Jordan and I are working on my website now and I will be putting handcrafted items, tea and tea accessories and some of my gift items left from the store I owned, up for sale. I am currently working on a quilt that we will be selling raffle tickets to raise money for the surgery. More on that to come. I named my business Ms. De's Treasures - hence the name of the blog ;) - for a reason. In Matthew 6:21, Jesus tells us, "Wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be also." I pray that in this blog, that you will always find that my "treasure" is in loving the Lord my God with all my heart, soul and mind and in loving my neighbor as myself.
Blessings to you and yours - De