I am sure I am not the only one who is excited about Summer turning to Fall. Some changes in life are desired and other changes may take a lifetime to accept. This is truly what has happened for my family on June 22. My dad went home to be with the Lord and it was unexpected and shocking! Truly a blindside in life. I am thankful for the friends and family who stood beside me and literally were the hands and feet of Christ to myself and my loved ones! Things have been delayed due to this event. Nine weeks later it is still hard to pick up and do this. Two months prior to my dad passing, he helped me do my first craft fair. We were exhausted and broken in with knowledge of what to do and NOT to do for the next one. He cried, which is not normal for my dad and had a conversation with me that did not make complete sense to me until now. He told me not to quit! He told me he wanted to help me by giving me money to further my candle business. He told me his vision for this business... it wasn't for riches that we think of today. It was for unity and opportunity for our family to use what gifts we have to build something together. My dad was scheduled to meet me at my next craft show the day after he passed. I was in my candle room packing and preparing to travel the next day to the event when I got the news about my dad. This season of change was not a welcome one for me, to be honest I still struggle to accept it. One thing I am thankful for is the change that this season has brought me. I will take what my dad has shown me my whole life and apply it. When you show up....SHOW UP with everything you have. Give your all and keep getting up and moving on! My daddy died with his boots on and his daughter plans to do the same!