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Friday, August 19, 2016

Hand Lettered.

Because sometimes how you feel comes out on paper <3
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Hand Lettered.

Because sometimes how you feel comes out on paper <3
Share the love,
M.

LostBumblebee ©2016 MDBN : Hand lettered : Printable : Donate to download : Personal Use Only : www.lostbumblebee.net
LostBumblebee ©2016 MDBN
8x10 : All That I have Seen, Teaches me to Trust The Creator for all I have not seen...
 Personal Use Only
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LostBumblebee ©2016 MDBN : Hand lettered : Printable : Donate to download : Personal Use Only : www.lostbumblebee.net
LostBumblebee ©2016 MDBN
8x10 : Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all...
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LostBumblebee ©2016 MDBN : Hand lettered : Printable : Donate to download : Personal Use Only : www.lostbumblebee.net
LostBumblebee ©2016 MDBN :
8x10
Almost EVERYTHING will work again if you unplug
 it for a few moments... even you.
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LostBumblebee ©2016 MDBN : Hand lettered : Printable : Donate to download : Personal Use Only : www.lostbumblebee.net
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8x10 To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
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Monday, August 8, 2016

It is well.

It is well with my soul... I keep singing this song, I know, that I know, that I know, that it is well... but my heart does a little drop every time I hear my neighbours brand new baby girl cry. So I will just continue to sing this song, and know that it is true, no matter how I feel in this moment...

Sometimes we have to embrace the emotion, and just let it be, sometimes our emotions lie to us and side track us, but I know I am not ruled by my emotions. Sure, I listen to them, I try to reason with them, and I allow them to flow, but I do not let them control me.

This is how I can tell you that It Is Well... even if in this particular moment, my emotions are trying to tell me something different. I can trust God, I can believe that His plan for my life is better than my own... and that it is well with my soul...

How are you holding up?
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M.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Summer Wanderlust

Do you get that bug for a road trip, or running away sometimes? I do, I wonder if mine is more of a running away thing, than a road trip thing most days... remember that escapism I talked about a few days ago... Ya, it's probably that.  But I digress...

These are fun, summer prints, full of wanderlust and beauty. They scream summer, sunshine, and salt water.

Did you know that the word Aloha and Mahalo, are more than just words? Did you know they are blessings? I just learned this...

Mahalo: 
[Ma = In] + [ = breath] + [alo = presence, front, face]"(May you be) in (Divine) Breath."
And when I think of it, I think of... may you stand in front of the Devine... The one and only, may the God of the universe see you, know you, love you.
Aloha: 
[Alo = presence, front, face] + [ = breath]A"The presence of (Divine) Breath."
And when I think of Aloha, I think of The Devine is here, present with us, all around us, and in us. It's a beautiful way to greet someone.


When I start to learn the definitions of words, it changes my vocabulary. We lived in Quebec Canada for over 10 years, where French is the first language, and I had to relearn a lot of french just to survive in our little town. In the beginning I would always greet people with a simple Bonjour... which means good day. But then one day it clicked, there is also another greeting "Salut"  which in typical every day French means Hi. Sounds innocent enough, but then I remembering hearing about the "Armée du Salut" which is the Salvation Army... and I looked a little closer at the word Salut- and it means Salvation.  So now when I greet people, I greet them with a friendly 'Salut'... a blessing...

Another one that I learned, was after a Merci! or  thank you in Quebec we have three choices: 1. De rien (which means 'it's nothing'), then there is the colloquial 2. Bienvenue (which translates to 'Welcome'), and then there is a third option which is old French, 3. Je vous en pris... (which literally translates to, 'I'm praying for you')... so guess which one I use?

I find it so fun to learn about language and use it with purpose... what are some of your favourite words that you use intentionally with purpose and blessing? Do you choose your words, or do your words choose you?

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M.




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Friday, August 5, 2016

15 Years.

Missie and Duy Vietnam 2016
I can't believe we've been married for 15 years. I remember when we first got married and we met a couple who had been married for 8 year and were just starting to talk about starting a family and I asked them... what do you do for 8 year with no kids? Well, low and behold, we got to find out.

I keep thinking to myself, what the heck have we been doing for the past 15 years with no kids? Well... living. Being grateful and full of gratitude for the crazy stuff we have done. It has been amazing! Now, don't get me wrong, it has also been stressful, overwhelmingly frustrating, and glorious all at the same time.

Do we fight, oh yes- like Ali and Fraser, or McGregor and Diaz... yes, we have our moments, and no they aren't easy... The best advice we got, and love to give to everyone, even if not solicited, because it was just that good... is this;

Will this matter in 25 years? if not, let it go... if so, touch gloves and have a clean fight. 

(I add the touch gloves and have a clean fight, because I am married to a warrior, an MMA loving man, which means I know way too much about the sport... I know, I know... I've let us all down ladies :)

So what have I learned in the past 15 years of marriage? you'd think my answer would be "a lot"... But actually I know a whole lot less now than I did when I had been married for a year. It's like my knowledge has gone backward - or at least now, I am smart enough to know that I don't know everything, or much of anything really. But what I do know, is that marriage isn't easy, it doesn't solve problems - it kinda creates more... But it is totally worth it.

So as an old married couple... I'll leave you other married couples with these words I shared on my Facebook page as a thank you to all the Anniversary wishes we got and as an encouragement to support your friends and family in their marriage and celebrate their milestones... and celebrate your own... you've worked to get where you are... don't forget that.

Birthdays are awesome, because the world changed the day you were born- But there is something different about an Anniversary. You are not guaranteed to arrive at it, they don't JUST happen, you have to work your tail off to make it WORK. 

You are no longer just celebrating a passing year or a simple accomplishment, but instead you are celebrating something you've fought for. So for me, our anniversary is so important.

Thanks for supporting us in our marriage, praying for us, and rooting for us. Marriage in the world we live in seems to come and go... I encourage you to support your married friends, encourage them, share your stories with them, and CELEBRATE their milestones... because they've fought to get there- and they are where they are because people like you value their marriage too. 

oh yes, and Love, Love, Love them, cause we all thought we had it figured out at year 1... 
So share in the celebration, share in the glory, share your stories and Share the love,
M. 
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