Thursday, January 26, 2012

Get Outta My Way...I'm Comin' Through!!!!

Whoooooo!!!!! Whoooooo!!!!
Steph and I Loaded this Big Dawg! It's 10 feet wide...and a foot deep... Heavy....That was after I had unloaded the Big Cupboards from the Truck...and delivered them...
I am on a Mission!!!!
Had a long talk with Daughter, Liz...today... she is amazing...she said...how God has blessed me... with the ability...to do, what I do......{ I tend to doubt....myself....and never think....I'm good enough...and stress...and stew....}I broke down...and said...my Blessing...was her....Liz...is my Blessing...and then...all the Angels...Pattie...Steph....Scarlett...Brenda... Mark....and sweet...Diane...who....I haven't seen...forever...made a point...to call me...and Sing my Praises...and...she brought me Chocolate!{she kept saying...no one does...what I do....."don't you know that....you really...don't know that????"...ahhh...nope...I guess...I really...don't ever think....I'm ever good enough....}
 Oh My Gosh...
I am...humbled....that these folks...have faith...in me....I Truly...am....
I have always thought...I'm just the Junk Dealer...in Fairfax...
that coexists...with all of the other beloved misfit toys.....down The Rabbit Hole...
But...now...I am...focused...
The Orange Blossom Special...is on Full Throttle!
The Angels are Stokin' The Engine!
Liz reminded me...how Amazing this show is...I am headed to... and to think back...on the very first time, we did it....{with a fraction...of what we have now...driving an 81 Ford 1Ton Truck....with 200,000 miles...plus......loaded like The Hillbilly's Truck...and pulling a Packed to the Walls...Trailer...to The Top Show...in the Country....that I had never seen...let alone...showed at....oh my}....I am...Blessed....Blessed...to be a part of it... and...I'll give it my Very Best!
Thanks...to Everyone...
and...Love to Ya!
Barb C.
{My mind has been racing....So much.... I have wanted to purchase for Heart.......was out of reach....some of the coolest stuff...I had gathered...is gone...but...that is how...it's supposed to be... the things...that have come my way....at the very last moment....Amaze...The Booth...is going to Rock! All...affordable...and...Over the Top! oh my....
As I was driving home, this eve...thinking...of how Blessed...I am...with my Children...John...Grand Children...Mom...and...Devoted...True.....Friends...the phone rang...it was my farmer friend, Marv... I had helped him sell things....several years ago...I was shocked.... when he said... his Daughter was killed, two weeks ago...in a car accident....I had met her once.... she was a Lovely Girl....So Full of Life...she Loved to Sing...even went to Nashville... Marv said...she enjoyed working with him, side by side.......on the Farm, so much...they were close...he said...she was the 'Rock'....of the family....the Peacemaker.....and...inspired so many...
and he....wept.....
Marv asked for my help...with some of her things...
I was so taken back... we had a Long...Long...talk...about 'The Journey'...and...the Promise...we will all be together...and...I believe... our Loved Ones...are never...far from us...I also said, what a Blessing he was, to her...as well....a Father's Love...is a Most Precious Gift...to a Daughter....he was surprised...by something...I had told him...and....seemed a bit stunned...I had said, exactly...what his daughter, had said to him...about life....and 'Living it...to it's Fullest....always'....
My Prayers...go to Marv...and his Family...Please say a Prayer...for them....as well...and All those...who suffer...today...
I will be at his disposal...when I return....
I reminded Marv...as I am reminding myself... Life...is not measured by the Years... but...by the Moments...and...not by the Breaths...we take...but...by the Moments...that take our Breath....away....
so...hard to remember...while Spinning...
I guess.... I'll Embrace the Spinning...I kinda Like It!
I have had some...Amazing...Moments...Today....Filled with...Angels....and Blessings....}

6 comments:

Gracie's Cottage said...

So sorry for your friend, how wonderful that you were able to encourage him.

Travel safe, hold tight to your checkbook, don't have a flat tire... :)

(I know your booth will be amazing and wish I could see it in person. I'm sending you buckets of heartfelt wishes for a wonderful stress-free trip so you can enjoy the moment.)

Hugs and prayers,
Jan

simplyiowa said...

Hey Jan!!!!
YOU have an Amazing Memory!!!! I want to FORGET All That!!!! It's all good...even everything that happemed last year...turned out to be Wonderful Blessings!!! The Girls...I shared the Journey with...were...Angels...and...I am soooo Thankful...Peg and I had the Time...Together... Next Year...Peg and Amy will be Clucking...in the Room again! {maybe...Vikki and Allyson...too...and....You...if you want to walk on the Wild Side...oh my!}
Oh My...at the Time...well.... that...was The Journey...
Thanks for the Kind Words...and...I'm thankful...I could find the words...for Marv....I Truly...am...I wish...I could have given him...a Big...Hug...and...I will...when I see him...
Love to You...Sweet Pea...
Barb C.

Gatherings said...

I forgot about the tire too! Oh My Let's not do that!! Looks like one Honkin window!!

simplyiowa said...

No Worries!
You should know by now...my booths...aren't for the Faint of Heart....Crazy Minds...and STRONG BACKS Required!!!! My Helpers....have to Eat Their Wheaties!!!
Love to Ya!
Barb C.

Audrey @ Sweet Cheeks said...

Sending prayers...as always ;)

Now, let me tell YOU something...you have ALWAYS been such an inspiration to me. The way you live your life, putting ALL of your heart and soul into what you "Do" because it's who you "ARE"...it's something I STRIVE for.

You'll be AMAZING as ALWAYS! One of these years I'm going to tag along again...and revel in the wonder ;)
Love ya!

simplyiowa said...

oh...Aud...
You brought tears...to my eyes...dang...
You.....Amaze...
and...I Love ya...
There is Always Room...for My Aud!
Barb C.