At the end of May, our church announced that they would be having their first Artisans and Craft Fair called Lovely Market at the end of the woman's conference this summer. As I sat their listening to the pastor asking for anyone who has a handmade shop to apply for the craft market, I thought,"I wonder if I should apply?" But soon doubts filled my mind and I thought they'll never pick me.
In the car on the way home my hubby asked, "well are you going to sign up?" I was a little surprised he would ask me that. I told him how I was feeling and he just encouraged me to try. I love that man so.
So we went home and I applied. They said they'd email me in a month to let me know if they choose me to be a vendor. I told my hubby that on the application it asked if I've ever been a vendor, which I haven't so I didn't think they'll choose my shop. My hubby said well if it's meant to happen God will open the doors. So we prayed and just left it up to God. I didn't think much of it the whole month as we've been really busy.
The first of the month came and I checked my email which I saw a message from the church.
I thought oh, its probably thank you for applying but we didn't choose you at this time.......It wasn't!!
It was a Congratulations, we picked you! I couldn't believe it! I know this may not seem like a big deal to many people, but for me and my little handmade shop it is. I prayed to thank God for the opportunity and I called my hubby at work to tell him the good news.
This just reminded me it's all in God's timing and this is another example of Him showing me his grace. If I didn't put my trust & faith in Him and had listened to the doubts that filled my head, then I'd never know if this was the next step for me.
God is good and He knows what we are capable of and not. He knows whats best for us better than we know ourselves.
So now I'm excited, nervous and frantically trying to prepare for my son's 2nd birthday this month and for the craft fair.
So I am pleased to announce Regina Ann Designs will be at it's first craft fair this summer at www.LovelyMarket.Harvest.org on Thursday August 1st from 11a.m. - 7p.m.
If you are local I would love it if you would come by and say Hi!!