- I love that I can make a little money on the side to support my family through my Etsy shop, but the money isn't the main reason I opened the shop.
- I had forgotten #1.
- God was taking this auction and broken church as a much needed proverbial smack-in-the-face to remind me of both #2 and #1.
Recently I had a chance to be featured on the Zelie & Co. Instagram page with a set of my peg dolls and one of the churches I paint. I worked really hard on the church and the images for the auction of my items. Then the day came and there were a few issues with the images. I did what I could from my end and then went to daily Mass, where I was distracted the entire time. It felt stupid at the time. I mean, Mass is Heaven on Earth. Literally. And there I was, distracted about a meaningless (in comparison) auction on Instagram. The images got mostly resolved and then later the day my kids were going bonkers and knocked the church off of the table it was on...and broke it. Totally not their fault, just a downside of living in an apartment with kids while also having a small side business. As I sat and wallowed, my husband handed me the car keys and told me to go to adoration. I tried to make excuses but he wouldn't hear any of it - thankfully :) So off I went. As I sat and poured my heart out to the Lord about the church being broken, the auction, the lack of bids, and my whole Etsy venture, a few things became pretty clear.