Friday, October 29, 2010

happy 14th to my baby girl...

i can't believe that 14 years ago today i finally gave birth to my baby girl.
where have all the years gone?
i can't imagine my life without her.


she has such the best personality ever.


her sweet spirit is so full of life.

i am truly honored to be her mother and share in her life's journey.


eNjoY your day while i celebrate your life!

i love you more than words can express.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

i am loving myself...are YOU loving you??

What progress, you ask,
have I made?
I have begun to
be a fRiEnD to myself.
~Hecato
one step at a time, each day bringing a new start to truly loving myself. creating who i really want to be!! try it...you may find someone who has been missing for awhile, who needs to be reminded she is loved, she it bRaVe, she is worth it and she can do ANYTHING!!
{{hugs}}

Thursday, October 21, 2010

yoU have not lived a perfect day...
unless yoU have done something for someone
who will never be able to repay
yoU
.
~ Ruth Smeltzer

be that person to pay it forward. the reward you receive in return...pRicElesS!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

online workshop...

do you feel as though you are at the end of your rope?
does everyone always come before you?
do you struggle with finding the REAL you?
does your SOUL need restored?

do you feel like your house is just a house and NOT a home?
are you one of the many women who would LOVE

to attend a {brave girls camp}?

then melody's "soul restoration" online class is just for YOU!!

all the information you will need to clean out your house and restore your soul is right here!! you can also find out more details and register {here}.

i hope YOU will do this for YOU!!! make yourself whole, fullfilled and restored. YOU deserve to be happy with a clean home. it will be one of the best things YOU will ever do for yourself. i promise!!

{{hugs}}
connie

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

{brave girls camp part 2}...

i am still struggling with the right words to explain fully what {brave girls camp} is. you can check their {website}, {facebook} page or even their {blog} to read all the ins and outs of brave girls club. though i don't know if that would fully explain the magic.

i am going to try and put in words how i experienced brave girls camp and see if i can do it justice.

have you ever felt that you were hiding behind something? hiding yourself behind your smile?i think at one time or another we all do this. we don't want to let the world in...we don't want everyone to know what our life is REALLY like behind our walls. i have come to realize that it is OK to share my story. that it is ok when life ISN'T perfect all the time. that it's ok to let people in. even though i have been broken, even though the trust has been broken, even when i feel like i can't go one more step. i can't take anymore heartache or trials. i have to remind myself that my journey is well worth one more step forward.
at brave girls camp it is like we shed our old skin and our new skin becomes alive. our smiles are REAL, our burdens are lifted and our hearts are filled. we learn to be OK with ourselves. that there is probably someone out there that HAS walked in our shoes. who HAS experienced what we are going through and that they are a survivor. we come to understand that boundaries need to be set, that our lives are WORTH something. that we are here, right now, at this very moment...here at brave girls camp for a reason.

our stories are not always the same. our paths are not always straight. that our souls are somehow broken. yet, we begin to feel safe!

when you are picked up by the shuttle & marq {melody's amaZing husband} you start to let go. you are then greeted by melody and are welcomed to this life changing adventure. you are asked to pull out a little handmade bag that says "do not open". then you are asked to open the bag, place the bird seed in your hand and when prompted to... you are to throw the bird seed into the sky. here you are to leave your "worries for the birds" and your beautiful life changing journey begins...
more to come...

Friday, October 15, 2010

{bgc} the beginning

my heart is so full.
my heart is so happy.
my heart feels complete.
my heart is brave!


i struggle to find just the right words to express {brave girl camp}. it was the 1 year anniversary and i was blessed to come as staff. i was willing and ready to give. what i wasn't ready for, was how much i was going to gain.

all of the staff members had attended at least one {many of them had attended multiple times} of the camps. so we all knew how these ladies were going to be love, served and have a safe place to rest. i truly believe melody and kathy were directed by a higher power to bring all of these amaZing women to staff at this very sacred place. i fell in love with each and everyone of the staff gals. it's like we had been friends forever. we laughed, we cried, we worked our behinds off, we shared and we loved so deeply. i will never, ever begin to show them all how much this touched my sOuL!

my "emotional bubble bath" is over flowing right now. this will have to do until later. much <3

{{hugs}}

connie