A Letter to My Future Self

I was inspired to do this after reading Artlife's blogpost.  It's where you write a letter to your future self one year from now about all that you hope/want the coming year to encompass.  Share with me and be inspired to write your own!

We are currently in the process of getting our home listed for sale.  The realtor will be here this Friday, the 13th to take pictures so that's why my posting has been off-schedule.  But I'm still trying to post something each day, so here is what you get for today. : )  I do have my interview ready for tomorrow with LoveSoapapilla.

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Hello there, Future Self!  Wow!  What a crazy year.  I never would have thought that I would have sold my forever home.  We built this home 8 years ago when our son was just one, and we worked diligently, molding it into our little country version of paradise.  If someone would have told me even two years ago that we would be traveling the country evangelizing, I would have laughed.  Guess that old saying "If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans" is true.  I am so proud of my husband and my children.  Our bond as a family continues to be strengthened daily.

This was the view from my front porch.  It's now someone else's!
Jace has just finished his fourth grade year, and we are still homeschooling.  I am so thankful that we chose that option three years ago.  He's a very unique and intelligent child, and he's been allowed to blossom into a young gentleman who opens doors for ladies, willingly helps with housework, and respects both his elders and his peers.  My little blonde hair, blue-eyed man.  He makes me so proud!

Ginger is now 5 and has finally gotten through that lisp we worked so hard to overcome.  Genetics are very powerful, because I had a lisp when I was a young girl, too.  We never "baby-talked" with her, so it must be genetics.  She sings like an angel and the congregations love to hear her sing, "Jesus the most beautiful name that I know.  No other name, no other name I know."  She's delicate but can climb like a monkey at the same time.  She continues to amaze me with her indivduality.  I can't wait to see her as the young woman she will become.  Well, maybe I can wait.  I'm not ready for her to grow up just yet.

My online business has not wilted but has thrived!  Since I get to travel the country, I make tons and tons of new contacts that I never would have had the opportunity to make secluded in my country paradise.  Several boutiques have taken my items as wholesale, and it is a wonderful feeling to walk into a shop and see a customer buying one or three.  I still can't wrap my mind around it.  God has been so good to me.


Of course, all of this traveling and business-growing has given me tons of great information for all of the various blogs I write for.  What will the next year bring?

Take care of yourself.  You're the only one you've got!

I love you!

Melinda Martin

P.S.  Remember when you still had your crown on from the Ladies Meeting and you forgot and wore it to Wal-Mart and no one even looked at you funny.  Haha!  You rock, Past, Present, and Future Self!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy for you Sis. Melinda. I will be praying for your ministry. I'm making the first step to get back in church and we need your prayers. Please pray for my husband Greg who is incarcerated. I sure wish your husband could witness to him.

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