Yesterday I had an amazing conversation with a friend of mine. We talked about lots of things including Prairie Rain Designs. She has been with me from the beginning of that venture and when I told her some of what was going on she said, “Sarah, all of your dreams are coming true.” I hadn’t really thought about it that way, but, this morning I know she was right. Through a group of events I had no control over, I’m getting to do what I’ve always wanted to do. And the message is clear, ” I am right where I need to be.”
I may not have known what I wanted to do, or at least didn’t always know. But I come from a line of very hard working women who not only survived but bloomed in some very tough times. My ancestors came to the United States in the late 1800’s. Most were farmers. Many stopped off in Illinois for a few years and then went further west to Kansas. Many years ago my husband and I took my dad back to the area of Illinois that his family was from. As a dairy and crop farmer, he often shook his head on that trip and wondered why on earth they left that fertile flat land to come to Kansas! My guess is they were strong, tough, enterpenours wanting a better life for their families. It wasn’t easy for them or the many others that made the trip. My family was blessed with a very strong faith that I’m sure pulled them through those tough times.
I come from that hardy stock. I’m not a farmer or a farm wife, but the work ethic, the joy of a job well done, and my faith has brought me to where I am today. We all see and do things differently, I believe, that is because we are all given a unique set of gifts. Through those gifts, if we use them, we will be able to reach those that others can not.
If you have read any of my earlier blogs you know that I did not know where Prairie Rain Designs was headed. I do believe that in the last 2 days I have a much clearer picture of where I’m to go. Because of the many people God has blessed me with throughout my life the answer is very becoming very clear.
Finding the right piece of furniture, giving it just the right finish, reclaiming it to be useful and a thing of beauty will continue. There will just be another added dimension to the pieces I’ve reclaimed. It’s a work in progress and after it is all revealed to me, I’ll reveal it to you. In the mean time, remember to enjoy every day that has been given to you. Let your heart sing, through those gifts, that only you have been given. They were given to you for a reason.