5.06.2012

Hello, Sweet Friends!

I'm sending hugs your way today and want each of you to know that you've made my first 6 months of blogging here at Bella Nest such a wonderful experience! You are very special to me and have been such an inspiration in helping me discover my decorating style.

Your sweet comments of encouragement have really kept me doing what I love to do! My family and I have been through a lot over the past couple of years and it's been such a good thing for me to be able to read about your projects and be inspired, then get outside and create something myself... almost like an escape.

I won't go into much detail, but after my husband was laid off 2 years ago, we had to sell our home we built. He took another job that resulted in another lay off and things got really hard for us. It's been one thing after another, but just in this past week, we're finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! I've learned throughout the whole ordeal that God's promises are true and He always comes through for us when we trust in Him!

I love you all and am so thankful to have found you awesome ladies! 
Keep up the good work!


20 comments:

  1. Holly, I'm glad things are looking up for you! Hard times are hard. Profound huh? But they are.

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  2. AMEN!!! "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me". Philippians 4:13

    Blessings,
    Irma

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    1. Amen to that! He gets the glory for any and all strength I have... don't know where I'd be without Him!

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  3. Holly,
    Congratulations on six months of blogging.I am so happy things are looking better for you.We all have challenges in life that we go through.Sometimes it is financial hardships,or health issues to name a few.But when we go through these challenges one thing that remains true.The love of God his strength and power.His love and devotion for us makes us stronger.
    (((((((hugs))))))))
    Anne

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    1. Thank you, Anne!!! His love is amazing, isn't it! I'm so happy to have met you and hope we can become great friends!

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  4. Romans 8:28
    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

    Glad God has crossed our paths friend :)

    --Kaite

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    1. Hi, Katie. What a wonderful verse! I'm so glad the Lord has put us together too!!!

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  5. Hang in there, girlie. Oh, we've all been there. My hubby had 5 different jobs in 5 years. God is faithful. Isn't it amazing how God brings us all together like this to share one another's burdens. HE is good!

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    1. Oh wow... God has brought you through a lot and it's amazing that you can look back and see that He's been faithful through it all! Now you can be an encouragement to people like me. That's what I call Him bringing beauty out of our ashes!

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  6. I always like Jeremiah 29:11 for this reason!

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    1. That's one of my favorites that I confess frequently!

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  7. what a beautiful post. Faith moves mountains...looks like you're on a good path! :-)

    xoxo
    Aarean

    oh and p.s. Im doing a fun state necklace giveaway...come on over and check it out! :-)
    colorissue.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Aarean! Thank you for letting me know about your fun giveaway!

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  8. Holly, I'm delighted to hear that things are getting better. I know how hard it is to go through the job changes and financial struggles. It's not fun at all. Just a few weeks ago, I was wondering how we were going to pay our mortgage for the month of May. In frustration, I told God that I didn't even know if I should as him to provide because I was doubtful He would...and I didn't want to be disappointed. About a week later, we got a check in the mail for an amount that would cover our mortgage.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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    1. Sharon, that is awesome! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!

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  9. I'm pretty sure that even God can't resist your beautiful smile and I know He wants the best for you.

    ~Bliss~

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    1. Thank you, Bliss! You sure know how to make me feel special! ;0)

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  10. I'm so glad that things are looking up for you. I can so relate to this. I've only been able to find part time work at minimum wage, so I know how frightening it can be. I, too, find Jeremiah 29:11 a source of great comfort.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I can't wait to read it! :0)