Growing through Adversity

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” ― Walt Disney Company, Mulan

Here it is Wednesday and I do not have an update on the studio. SAD... I am sad.   This old floral painting just about reflects the household right now!   Terry has worked diligently putting in a new sturdy back door with inset blinds in between the glass.  We also ordered a new front door, by accident... happened to be in the right place at the right time. Lowes.   They were having 15% off ordered doors... and we narrowed it down and when they were running numbers on the more expensive one they suddenly realized no one had changed the pricing on the doors in three years there in the store. They had to meet the price it was, plus give the 15 percent...AND give me another 15 percent off with my Home Depot coupon they met.  We save $1500 on the new front door. It is a Pella Architect series and I am pretty excited about it.  In about two months I promised to share pictures of it!

Terry hung the new backdoor this last weekend.  He also changed all the locks on the doors.  He has been very busy. He had to basically reframe the back door as it was not originally built correctly.  It is now.  This week he is hanging the TV in the den temporarily to get it off the floor from little fingers. HOPEFULLY boxing work headed to Mirada Fine Art for my Show in Denver on June 17th.

So while our life feels like the whirlwind of these flowers... we will bloom through this adversity!

Here is a shot of me with the two youngest grands... "Lady M" and "Cappy" short for the Captain. They are truly the balm in the day... spending this quality time with all of our grands.  This is at Lady M's house.  Ours is a bit dicey yet.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. - Hebrews 11:6 NIV

Laurie