Saturday, November 14, 2009
I'M AN ARTIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, so now I can actually call myself an artist. Last night was the My Angel Foundation's Gift of Life Art and Wine Social. I had donated a painting that was auctioned off at the silent auction during the event. I was incredibly nervous because I didn't consider myself an artist, it is something I do to get my emotions out and to be creative. I think the founder was a little sceptical about me because I haven't been doing this for that long and I haven't been trained or haven't gone to school for it but he took a chance on me. At the end of the night mine went for the highest amount, selling for $230 with 7 different bidders throughout the night. THE FIRST PAINTING I'VE EVER SOLD, SOLD FOR $230!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm still in shock, I think the guy who took a chance on me was too, he had a bit of a shock in his voice when he told me congratulations. November 13 is usually a pretty rough day for me, it's the day my mom died and most years it's filled with many tears and sadness but this one was filled with excitement and joy and wonderful family and friends. I had a friend, that I've known since childhood who is from Des Moines but left here for school and then moved back, who came to surprise me with flowers! And I had some wonderful friends from my Bible Study who surprised me by coming as well. I also had my aunt and uncle Jody and Randy and my aunt Diane who came as well, along with my dad and his wife and my sister. I think I'm still baffled as to what happened last night, I'm so speechless and blessed and moved and and incredibly humbled by everything. Yesterday I started the day by going for a 4 mile run and counting my blessings as I ran. On and off, but 4 miles worth of blessings is a lot, and I wasn't done with them, but my legs were definitely done running! All I can say is God is good, and he is constantly blessing my life, even if I don't realize them. I was reminded that all blessings are good and come from God and that He is enough, forever and always. Hands down, one of the best nights of my life and that it was on a very bittersweet day made it that much better!