What are the 2 things that stand out to you the most in the story of Cinderella? My favorite version has always been Disney’s version and my favorite things were the 2 that sparkled most, well, ok 3.
- Cinderella’s shoes!
- The pumpkin turned carriage!
- and her positive attitude amidst hardship, ridicule and betrayal.
Our 12th Anniversary
This month my dreamy husband and I will celebrate our twelfth wedding anniversary. I still remember the hot sunny day when I planned to wear my own glass (ok plastic, but looked like glass) slippers down the aisle to say “I do.”
A dozen years and almost half a dozen children later, it’s still a lovely night when I am with him, and he doesn’t care if I wear shoes or not!
Our dreams have grown and changed along with our family size, and we are excited to see how God will continue to use our family to encourage and equip others in life, in homeschooling, in blogging and in health.
Did you know we have a local ministry here in Mexico as well as an international ministry to hispanic home educators, and a blogging/coaching business? It’s not been the ride we expected when we climbed in the carriage 12 years ago, but we are thankful to be where we are today.
Our Pumpkin Turned Carriage
Many of you know I’ve been gluten-free for over a year now, and cannot believe the difference it has made in my overall well-being. The other heathy change we’ve made is that we’ve been using essential oils for our family’s health since last fall, and have been so blessed by that experience. So much so, in fact, that we decided to become a distributor of essential oils. The plant based oils have enhanced our lives and carried us down a road toward a happier today and a happier ending.
Later this month, I’ll be hosting a Facebook Party about them in our Paradise Praises Community Facebook Group, I hope you’ll attend to hear about the awesome benefits we’ve experienced, and all the ways you can use them in your family’s wellness routine as well.
A Free Gift
And in honor of our 12th anniversary, I will be giving a free pumpkin carriage oil diffuser necklace to anyone who purchases a Young Living Premium Starter Kit this month through my link (expires 8/31/15).
My girls and I love these diffuser necklaces as it allows us to enjoy the smells of the oils all throughout the day. It came in especially handy on a recent trip when I was not feeling that great and used the peppermint oil in my necklace.
Wherever you are in life, life can get better. I want to challenge you to purposefully keep a positive attitude, lay your dreams and your assets in the Lord’s hands and allow Him to direct your path. Our stories may not be far from that of Cinderella. But for those who know the King of kings we can count on a happy ending!
Blessings on you today!