It isn't a popular thing to take your business out of the spotlight, to promote yourself less. But sometimes the spotlight shifts.
You may have noticed that our open-air boutique hasn't been at all the usual Spring markets. There were lots of factors that led to the decision of taking a season off. Those of you that have known us for the last couple of years, you know what a grueling schedule it has been. Although it was our complete joy to make a living doing what we love, keeping up inventory and being at an event every weekend is exhausting. Our children are at ages that have us running in every direction.
But, truth be told, I might have continued pushing the limit, piling the responsibilities on - even though I knew my time was stretched thin, my health was beginning to fail, our family was stressed. Isn't it funny how we can push ourselves beyond what is good for us and sometimes not even realize it? And because I AM that dense at times - God intervened.
About six weeks ago God put two lovely children in our home (yep, in addition to the 4 we already have). Nothing says "screeching halt" like having a new baby and a new teenager. But God knew exactly what I needed so that I could let go of our crazy work schedule. Without a doubt it's still crazy around here - a different kind of crazy but crazy good!
And although one is leaving and one is staying, our family has grown immeasurably. We are thankful for the new children and extended family that we get to be part of. And I am thankful for being rescued yet again from the schedule I imposed upon myself. We are all kinds of tangled up and busy but we are also settling into a new way of life. So while it may seem that we are out of the spotlight, we know that we must decrease so that He may increase.