About a month ago Jennifer, GraceWorks founder, emailed everyone on her mailing list letting us know that she and her husband were interested in selling GraceWorks, as it didn't match their current season of life with 3 small children. I knew immediately that this was an answer to prayer, as two of my daughters have food allergy/health related issues that will make it extremely hard for them to work in an uncontrolled environment - and even make it difficult for them to attend college. I emailed Jennifer that we were interested but that we didn't currently have a house.
Two weeks later the Lord opened the door for us to purchase our home. Which had enough room for everyone... and the business. It was an incredible price.
After our offer was accepted on the house I almost felt bad continuing to pray for the business. I already had been given SO much!! But the Lord had given me a verse right at the beginning that I had put on a sticky on my computer's desktop. It said... "Blessed is she that believed, for there shall be a performance of those things that were told her from the Lord." Somehow I just knew that this was from the Lord and that I needed to keep walking through the doors before me.
Time seemed to drag as we waited for Jennifer and her husband to make the final decision. I knew that it was down to two families, and I couldn't help but know that if we were to be chosen to carry on GraceWorks it would only be of the Lord.
Well... yesterday morning some flowers were delivered. Please realize that I have never had flowers delivered that I remember - so I had *no* idea where they could have come from. I figured they must be from our insurance agent congratulating us on the new house. When I opened the card it was from Jennifer... congratulating us on being the new owners of GraceWorks.
I can't express in words how humbled I am to have seen the Lord keep His promises to me. To me! It's not just something that I've read about happening to others! I've seen him provide a home and a business. I've seen his care for my daughters and His provision for me to keep staying at home as a homeschool mom, and wife of a wonderful husband. I'm thrilled that He's given me a way to minister to other families with a product that I love and a message that I'm passionate about. I'm watching Him take care of details that I didn't even know would exist, and I'm learning more about His grace every day.
Over the next few weeks we will be moving, cleaning, painting, reroofing, settling into our home, bringing in inventory and establishing our new business. If you're interested in our products you can find us online here. Although if you'd like to place an order, feel free to wait until next Thursday when we take over! :) If you have any questions or would like to be on our mailing list, I'd love for you to drop me an email. Tell your friends, too! (You can find my email by clicking on my profile...)
I'll probably be starting a new blog for all things GraceWorks after we get settled. I'll let you know when it goes online. And I'm pretty sure there will be something handstamped in with each order! :)
Thank you so much for reading this far and sharing this special moment with me! I'm ecstatic!
The Lord is good.