I have been so busy with my card business since God’s Glory Box, a subscription box company, ordered 11,100 packs of 2 cards.
I had sent them some card samples in February. I heard back from them a couple of weeks later and they loved the Aspen Sunset card. I was so excited to have this opportunity again with God’s Glory Box. But the excitement is wearing off just a tad. I have been folding and packing cards and envelopes for about a month. I got the cards, envelopes and the blessed clear bags on September 20th and got right to work the next day!
As odd as it is, saying it’s a “job” sounds strange, since I’m staying home and doing it. But, doing this job plus living with dystonia has been a challenging experience to say the least. You would think having a cold for the past couple of weeks would have slowed me down, but I took only one day off, which for me isn’t horrible. It has always been a struggle to blow my precious nose, and now it’s even harder because I have trouble breathing. God bless my mom, who was recovering from surgery she had on her neck, and she has helped me seal up the individual packs. I don’t know how my parents live with me when I have a cold. I’m sure I get on their nerves. I know I get on my nerves, especially when I have a cold. But I’m happy to report I am finally better.
I was thinking the other day about a home movie we have. It was made on Mother’s Day when I was in sixth grade. My dad gave my mom a nice card with flowers on it, and my mom said, “Abbey, these flowers are painted with watercolor, you could paint flowers like these.” Of course, I wasn’t too enthusiastic about the idea. I’m sure I was thinking, “I’m never going to be good enough to have paintings printed on cards.” But, what do you know? I now have a card business, and I still don’t believe I’m a great artist. But I do have cards and bookmarks with my art on them. And people actually want 11,100 packs of cards! Okay!? 🤔 I’m telling you, God has taken me places where I thought I’d never be.
Do you ever just sit and think about how the Lord has just blessed your life? Monday, I was thinking about how the Lord has blessed my life with dystonia. Oh, believe me, I have my days when I’m discouraged and frustrated and hate that I’m still grieving over something I’ll never get cured from. While my life doesn’t look like how I wanted it to go, my life has been good and I’m blessed.
This summer I heard this great song called, “You Have Been Good .” It has been such a blessing to me, especially when I’m discouraged and need a boost out of the depths of despair. Hope it will be a blessing.