Thursday, March 17, 2016


Hey Blogger Family!! Just popped in to say, "Hello and I miss my Beautiful Peeps!" Life has been interesting and full of surprises! I want to say Thank You to ALL of you who emailed, called, and encouraged me. Thanks so much for your kind words and support it meant the world to me. I appreciate it so very much! I'm still standing and I'm still here quietly watching and listening. Learning that we are so much stronger, bigger and better then we even know and it's not what people say about us, but what we believe about ourselves! Our situations should never define who we are and it's not what people call us, but what we answer too. Not asking, "Why me?", but rather, "How does this serve me?" Not feeling sorry for myself, but understanding that there is a bigger picture and plan and what doesn't kill you fattens you for the rest of the journey and the journey is great! All things are working for my good because God is intentional never failing and still I rise and still I move forward and still I live in abundance, joy, peace and love. Nobody and nothing can take that away from us! My joy, peace and love belong to me. It's easy to dance in the sunshine of praise, but can you still do the same dance in the storm? I've learn that I can dance in the storm, lift my hands to the sky and smile with tears streaming down my face, because I am loved and I love me some Y'ALL! I don't dwell on the negative cause it just doesn't serve me. If you live long enough there will be some rough patches, but know this, nobody get to tell you when you can speak, dance, rejoice, or smile! ONLY you get to do that. So I will keep it moving and I will keep smiling! Thanks again you Bella Sinclair, KJ, Shell, Michelle,and so many other wonderful and beautiful people who have encouraged me and supported me. Love to you all! Shalom

10 comments:

Trina said...

Well, whatever's been going on definitely didn't stop you from looking gorgeous! 😉

polarbearnumberone said...

Oh my gosh. So happy to see you back. I’ve been wondering how you’re getting on from afar (New Zealand). I want to tell you, how much I love your work. Put simply, your pictures make me happy. Your illustrations just capture a person’s spirit. I’m working on my second picture book and you’ve inspired me to try to capture that in my drawings, too. There’s something about your work which clearly shows you have a beautiful soul. Keep on dancing!

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afternoonartist said...

You look beautiful, Vanessa. Welcome back.

Shell said...

I'm glad to see you have weathered the storm. I know there are great things coming for you, Vanessa. You look pretty in this picture.

Bella Sinclair said...

I am so emotional right now. I just...I just.... There's such a warm glowy feeling inside of me, watching you STAND tall and dance and smile!!! Nothing, and I mean Nothing, can ever knock you down. You are truly inspiring, Miss V. You are the epitome of a Class Act. I cannot say that enough. Class Act! It's so good to see the beautiful you and your infectious positivity and unfailing love. Keep smiling! My world is brighter when you do. Sending you good ol' LOVE! XOXO

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Nita Jo said...

Hello, it's wonderful reading your positive comments and seeing your bright, beautiful smile! Wishing you continued peace, joy, and strength!

Tera said...

We just read "Let Freedom Sing" and my {just turned} four year old daughter loved the illustrations so much! She looked for the photo at the back of the book to see "the person who made the book". She said we needed to tell you that, "She's beautiful and has beautiful pictures." Ours is a library copy but we will be buying our own, special and beautiful book.