Sunday, October 21, 2007

New paths


Its been a very busy season in my life lately...I'll share more later about what I've been up to...besides the usual of broken appliances, car repairs, house maintenance, visitors and the like...:) not to mention autumn adventures like the fair... the Apple Festival and the Pumpkin Patch..:)
Trying to keep up any kind of house, spiritual or physical has been challenging to say the least...and unfortunately my blogging has suffered as well.
Did I mention I went to the Opera a couple weeks ago? No, I don't believe I did..:) It was fun and I got to dress up..and I mean really dress up! Not my usual cup o tea but certainly an interesting experience.
Did I tell you my nephew whom we haven't seen much in 20 years came to visit and then my son and his girl? No? well they did...
and the dryer burned out and the chimney got cleaned so we can have a fire as soon as it get cooler...we're almost there... and we had a bonfire and made smores...:) New fun for Jada...:)...my mom too..she had her very first smore...can you believe that??
I'm on a fun kick...well sort of...more like an "experience" kick. See most of my adult life Ive spent exploring and encouraging experiences...new ones and old ones passed on to the next generation...like smores..:)
We didn't do much growing up...as children, our experience was very limited...and when I married my man...which BTW was 31 yrs ago last Friday...he wanted to explore life to the fullest...sounded good to me...so off we went..trying new things, going to new places, meeting new people. its been great..and different..and sometimes weird...but certainly educational...and it has given me a great appreciation for peoples and places everywhere and an ability to enjoy the beauty in the world around me...even if it is outside my own comfort zone...for this I am eternally grateful. Anyway... we have tried to pass this love of adventure and appreciation of things different on to our kids and to a great extent I believe we have been successful. We have also tried and try to expose our kids and now Jada to all the fun things in life we can, and to share those experiences together.
Hence the Pumpkin patch and the Apple Festival...you should have heard my son and daughter reminiscing about when they were kids at their favorite orchard in PA. Nothing like it..:)
This exposure to new experiences has made for lots of memories, great family bonding and opportunities galore for lessons in life, love and Jesus. There is a great amazement in me for the many paths my Lord has allowed me to explore... and I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow from those paths.
Very soon, Nov 1st actually, I'll be embarking on yet another new adventure full of firsts and new experiences...and like anything new, I'm very excited, a little bit nervous and kinda scared......and as with any new thing, I'm sure I will make lots of memories, do some great bonding and learn lessons galore.
I would very much appreciate your prayers as I head off down this new path that He has placed in front of me. Nov 1st I launch my new business
Carte Blanche Assistance.
Take a look and let me know what you think.

22 comments:

ame said...

Now THAT is SOOO cool!!!!!!! Kinda like a life-coach, but a little different. Go YOU!!!!!!!

jayjay said...

Gulp, whoooooeeeee, you're out there, Cheryl. May the work roll in.

everydayRANDOM said...

I fear we are the same person - we have the identical photos on our blog today. Spooky...
Congrats on the anniversary - we will have 36 next month. Where did the time go? And the Pumpkin Patch, I am on my way now - Gage has a field trip today and looks like the weather is going to cooperate.
Good luck on the business venture. I know how scary that can be but you are a smart girl. Have no fear.
I saw Jada's little feet and it made me smile. Nothing like a grandkid, nothing even close...

Arlene - BY HIS STRIPES!!! said...

Looks like a great business venture. I am sure there are SO many people that need this kind of help. You will do well, without a doubt.

KayMac said...

happy anniversay! and Godspeed on the business venture!

Joni said...

How exciting! You will definitely have to let us all know how it goes. You will be in my prayers.

And Happy Anniversary!

Pat said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your much loved husband!
Sounds like life is being experienced to the very fullest in your house!
This business venture sounds terrific, and sure to be a success. It's exactly what this busy world needs and I think you may have more requests then you even anticipate. Also, sister girlfriend.....that is one gorgeous picture of you on you new web site...that alone will bring in the clients! I'm trusting and believing for a great success.

BekABoo said...

So much to comment on...Which nephew visited you??? I completely missed that episode!
I think you have succeeded in passing on your exploration of life, except, of course, for my food palette ;) I know we go out and do new things all the time. Sounds like you guys had so much fun this weekend. I miss everyone! I wish we could have been there.
Happy Anniversary! Be sure to do something fun.
The website looks great! I'm so proud of you!

Margie said...

what a great post! I wish i was more adventurous!!

Lord, I come to you for my friend, my sister, Cheryl. Lord, all things are possible with You. Lord, I ask that You bring favor on her business. Lord, bring people in her life that need her, that can be blessed with the talents You have given her. Lord, I ask that not only is she a blessing to others, Lord, I ask that You bring people in her life who love You. Lord, let them be an encourager to her. Lord, take this adventure in Your hand Lord, place Your cloak of protection over it, and Lord let it prosper. We love You Lord. Amen!

Bek said...

wow, i love it! i need you, i think. :)

Gina said...

Cheryl!! You are amazing! I am so thrilled for you! What an incredible website and the picture of you is gorgeous! It really is a great idea! I'm so excited for you. I will certainly be praying for you in this.

Mrs. Mac said...

What a great adventure ... I'm sure there is such a 'market' for VA's! Just make sure you schedule time for blogging girl ... you are sorely missed! Congratulations!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations on your new business. Hope your client base grows quickly!!! Blessings!

Deborah and Sally said...

Good for you Cheryl, I hope you have much success with your new business !!:)

Danielle Blogging for Balance said...

Okay...first of all Happy Anniversary!!! Second of all...I am glad that you have been living life and not sitting in front of a computer (grin)....third.......how did you know that I was considering virtual assisting about two months ago????????????? However, just thinking about starting up another new business just exhausted me. I am so in your cheering section on this!!!!

Danielle Blogging for Balance said...

P.S. You look so beautifully professional in your photo!!! Have I ever told you that you have an awesome smile ;) It's infectious.

Pia said...

happy anniversary!!! and God bless you on your new business venture.

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

A belated Happy Anniversar, Cheryl. 31 years! We're coming up on 29 at the end of November. Time flies, huh.

The apple festival sounds like fun. I've never been to anything like that.

And good luck with your new business venture. The web site is awesome.

Vicki said...

Happy anniversary to you both! I loved your new site and will pray God's favor and abundant blessings!

Amydeanne said...

congrat's on the 31 years! that's a great feat in this day and age! :) praying for many more to come!
I'll have to check out your link asap!

Pat said...

Time to step off that path and post a new blog - I miss you!!

Hattigrace said...

Very interesting. I love the website.

Is that a franchise you have bought into or did you initiate the business name/logo/etc?

Very impressive. I am sure you will do very well. I was surprised at how affordable your pricing was.

Congrats and may God encircle you with His favor.