Simply...Living For Him

He Has Woven My Tapestry…

Fiber Weave
You wove me in my mother’s womb. 
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
Psalm 139:13-14 

When I was little I used to enjoy writing in school. I vaguely reminder going to a teen arts festival at a local college and submitting a short story that I wrote. I remember another time entering a poetry competition in town.  I remember writing little “books” at home for fun. I loved to write! I used to dream that I would write a book some day...but about what?
Little did I know, God had placed that desire in my heart and many, many years later, here I am using it.

I went to college and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics with a concentration in Nutrition.

Again…he knew.

{So often, these past few years I would think of my degree as “wasted” since I wasn’t technically working. Forgetting all along…He knew.  I am a home economist as a stay at home mom.}

During college I worked as a nanny. A job I absolutely loved. I learned so much there about babies, toddlers, and children. I learned so much about cooking and housekeeping. Deep down I knew it was the only job for me. I loved taking care of children, and helping around the home.

He knew…

Even when I worked jobs as a waitress…
He knew. { After all, I am serving my family three meals a day 😉 }

After college, I worked briefly as nutritionist in a health spa.  Part of my job involved preparing and presenting small seminars to the clientele at the spa on various topics in nutrition. I loved speaking.

He knew…

Here I am today…a mom at home, a writer, a speaker.  

He knew.

Looking back it is amazing to see that He was knitting together my life using strands from all different fabrics…into the beautiful tapestry it has become.  Even the not-so-good memories, and the mistakes I made– of which I made many– were weaved into this for good.  (Romans 8:28)

Those frayed edges needed to be in there. It is part of the piece.  They add color.
{ Those perhaps I will share another time…for now I am in awe of His work.}

I look forward to seeing what else He has in store for me…and how this tapestry turns out.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

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