March 24, 2010

Your time to shine...

on occasion I do make some sense...I literally was tongue-tied meeting with people two nights ago...but they laughed about it...


But in all honestly I haven't done this post yet because I tear up thinking about it...I know many of you know I attempt to lay it out there...I'll do my best to share without getting too "businessy..."


 I have been going non-stop since I have been home with my business, kiddos to appts, catching up on errands....you know all the stuff a mom has to take care of

but the trip for so many reasons was great...mostly because when I come home ~ I won't be able to see them for a little bit ~ I know I can share everything with them and they just love on me and support me...and then I feel tears coming because I think...

"this is what I do...this is really my job?"....and I feel so thankful for it...it was the best conference to-date...


we had a formal night for awards, concert, and such ~ don't you love getting dressed up? I actually didn't do formal this year ~ I did a spring dress but our president and CEO looked gorgeous


when I think of these women here below that I have gotten closer with over the years I smile...they know my personal struggles...they know everything...and I get cheered on...and we talk everything and we are like-minded with like-minded goals...

I'll be honest...it is hard to to go from so much support to where it is difficult sometimes when you come back...and have issues that have to be dealt with but that is when the persistence pays off...only thinking of the end result with whatever you are working towards


circumstances are just how they are and they are okay...we talked so much about how it is okay with things that are ongoing that you have to deal with them
I just have to keep getting on that boat and keep working and let God sail me through the finish... {you realize I love any kind of beach analogies by now, right?}

Believe is a very important word to me...and the theme this year
I know you all are outside of my business but a song our company now owns is:



it is your time to shine

{which is not available yet}


I don't mean that as in forget family, everyone around you, and be selfish


but I know personally I haven't set out what I have wanted to do quite yet
and to get there it has to become


a time to shine...

you get what I mean, right? I don't mean that as in "spotlight" shine I mean it as...what is holding you back shine...getting rid of the not so great thoughts and things you continue to tolerate in your life...and just letting go so you can shine in whatever your purpose 


I love these girls with all of my heart...and I got to stay with one of our VP's...can you believe that? We already knew one another but she loves vintage a little bit too...it made my heart sing...and I swore I jumped up and down when she said it...not really but if I did she probably would have thought I was nuts!

We laughed so much we cried ...we had a hilarious comedian/psychologist speak for a session~ she was so funny and had so much insight...we all know one another's shapes {personalities} now and once you know that it becomes so fun...you can walk around looking at your team and you now see their shape on their forehead {not literally} when you talk to them...it is so funny...one of the best trainings I have ever sat through not only because it was funny but because she taught us so much on how to deal with different shapes.


the weird part...I'm a combination of shapes
I know what you are thinking...
there is something wrong with her:)
perhaps you are right
really most of us have one that stands out and can have a little bit of another
so much has happened with our team in these last few days...I feel so thankful to know them which is probably why I start to cry when I think of this weekend {in a good way}...I miss them:)


One had a severe allergic response to medicine and thankfully there was a hospital right across the street while we were there...her face swelled up but she got to the hospital quick enough to prevent major things from happening...


Another yesterday was in a terrible car accident with our company car that saved her life because it is the safest out there and she was told her car saved her life by the firefighters...She had two of her five children with her and the driver was doing something on his phone and ran a red light ~ her car was totaled but the more important part is that she is safe and sound along with her family.

yes we realize our wardrobe wasn't the best in this picture
but the important part of the picture is what shows between us
{we all can't wear heels every moment you know}

I found out yesterday a very good friend of mine received some bad news today regarding her family which struck a strong cord with me...

my heart has felt for some very important people

not to mention a big change for my grandpa is coming this weekend but it will end up being a very good thing for him so even though the change will be hard for us it will be better for him


So you know what else I am keeping them as close as I can...you just never know...
of course we had some quality time fun...

did I tell you that I went to Paris while I was there...


not the Paris you were thinking right...but this is the closest I will get to Paris right now:)

another realization...
well I think I continue to realize this...
I have a big forehead...
My name is Martha and I have a big forehead:)
but I don't want to have bangs...they aren't in my cards
because I need easy peasy hair and bangs are not easy for me
so I'll take the big forehead:)

time away always does some good you know...it's good to be home

8 comments:

chasity said...

glad you had such a wonderful time.
your dress was gorgeous!

Amanda Bruss said...

Wonderful Pictures!!! And i'm so glad to hear that you had such a great time!!! (And you do NOT have a big forehead martha!!!)

Shannon said...

I love coming home after being gone for even a couple of hours, Kayla showers me with love. I'm sure it's even better with two! Glad you had a great time away for work and I love, love, love your Anthro dress!!

blondiensc said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time, with your girls, the ones that get you and that you can be yourself with!! your dress was absolutely perfect and yes sometimes going away is the best medicine for appreciation of what you have at home! thanks for sharing!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Hey - I recognize that "Spring dress"! ;) You look beautiful in it! And you do NOT have a big forehead. My forehead is two of yours!

Jules said...

So glad you had such a good time. We girls need that "girl time"

Seizing My Day said...

Looks like such a wonderful time... big smiles and the laughter you mentioned is so good for the soul! I need a weekend like that!! =)
I am Jenn ~ and I have a slanted smile and one eye that is getting lazy with age... he he!
We all pick on ourselves too much!
Your forehead is not big!

koralee said...

It is important to have time for you...and time with your girls..they grow up so fast my friend. Love and hugs to you...I think you are beautiful inside and out...xoxoox And I know you are one very good mommy! xoxo