Wednesday, February 2, 2011

And Life Goes on...

Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes you are given trials and you must learn to adapt to a new way of life because of it. Sometimes life is overwhelming and sad. I choose to look at the positive side of things. I am still sad, but I adapt and I work harder and I pray. God gives us trials to make us stronger. He never gives us more than we can handle! Why does it feel so unfair when you try so hard to be a good person? Why does it happen even when you show gratitude everyday and still pay it forward? I don't have answers to these questions, but I push one and I will be a stronger person in the end.
I may shed a few tears and feel like there is nothing left to do, but somewhere in there I feel Hope! I feel a small glimmer of it hiding and trying to push it's way through. A small ray of sunlight on a dark, dark day. There is Hope! No matter how bleak things may be for a moment, no matter if things get even harder for a little while, you have Hope! You Will come out of it stronger and you will become humbled and more grateful for the good things in life. Never lose Hope!

As we struggle through our hard times, I pray that my cyber friends will show kindness and share my shops with their friends. This is the first time in our marriage that my Husband has been out of a job. There are no jobs out there right now, so we will be living on what I can bring in from my small and humble artistic talents. Perhaps you need a gift for someone or you are looking for original supplies, well perhaps I can help! I also have discount codes available if you become a fan on my Facebook page!

I don't like asking for help. I don't like to look needy or desperate. I am humbling myself before you to take care of my family! Nothing in this world is more important than they are! I will do everything in my power to make sure they are well taken care of. I am not looking for a handout, but maybe more of a hand up!

I will be updating my supply shop in the next couple of days. I have over 100 charms and pendants that I started working on, on Saturday and half of them are done. Keep an eye out for those! There are some truly stunning pieces!
Have a great day and remember to never lose hope!

Marie

17 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Hang in there Marie. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Erin

Spirited Earth said...

i'm soo sorry you and your family are having to deal with this set back..so many of my friends are in this same situation..and i have personal experience with one income..
will be keeping you in my prayers.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Praying for you and your family. I have and will keep sharing your shop whenever I can.
I can definitely relate and it will get better. Remember God will take care of you - there may be lessons to learn or another door that needs to be opened for you and your family.
Shan

JLYNNJEWELS said...

You are right when you say that God doesn't give you more than you can handle. I truly believe that everything does happen for a reason - and you do become a stronger person because of them. Saying some prayers for you and your family - hang in there - this too shall pass...

Hugs & Love,
J

Suzanne said...

You know I love you and I am praying for you........I never know why but I know there is a reason....I am a lot older than you and I have been there and done that........know doesn't make a difference except I am still here...HOPE...has kept me alive. I wish I could afford that bracelet but perhaps I will be able to have you do one for me later.You are a super person and you have many pulling for you...if you ever want to contact me ,I am here..sweetsuetu@gmail.com <3Suzanne

B and B said...

praying for you. *hope* for a better tomorrow is all we have.

SummersStudio said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and heart, Marie.

Marie Cramp said...

Thanks to all of you sweet and kind women! I am honoured to have you in my life!!

Menno Jeweler said...

Praying for you to have strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow...God IS faithful!

Janet said...

Marie I am really sorry to hear that your husband has lost his job. Im going to pray for you in this dark time of events. There is Always Gods Light thats shines of His many many promises. He is the one "who Never slumbers nor does He sleep"! I will be spreading the word on this. I have just spent on things and dont have anything right now, BUT I will see about something from your shop bc your things are Lovely and your certainly worth it. Many huggs across the Miles from Houston oxo
Janet

Penny said...

Marie, my husband and I have a very rough couple of years, and I know sometimes it doesn't seem like there is light at the end of the tunnel but it always seems to be peaking through. I pray that your husband finds a job soon, my mom just lost her job last week too and I know even though she is ready to retire, her and my dad weren't set up financially as much as they would like to be, but I know for them as well as you that things do have a way of working out and sometimes for the better.

I can't wait to see what you have in the shop!

I am sending you hope, love and faith for your family.

Donna Bradley said...

Marie, I am so sorry to hear of your husband job loss. Be strong, and remember God is always there for you, even though at times it doesn't seem like it. I'll be praying for you and your family.

Donna

maryharding said...

I am thinking of you in your hard times and am sorry you have to go through this. It is so much harder when children are involved as well. I love your strong spirit and know it will help you get through this.

Mary Newton Designs said...

Your lampwork in the previous post is wonderful! Post these for sale and make more! I know they will sell!

kevin blumer said...

im told over there at the momnet that it is very hard to get a job retrain into something else try to look into things you have never looked into sory to hear that he lost his job as well

Marian Hertzog said...

Prayers for you!

Studio Sylvia said...

Thinking of you Marie. You know they say there is light at the end of the tunnel. However that light is not always visible and these can be our darkest times. Remember, no-one said the tunnel was straight. Maybe the light is around the bend. Put your faith in a higher power, for me it is God. You and yours will be in my prayers. Better times to you.