"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Proud Momma Moment!

Awhile back I wrote a post called “Raising the Next Generation of Homemakers”. If you are going against the flow like we are and need a bit of encouragement, then I recommend you read it.

In that post I talked about how our daughter is choosing to bypass college. We have always encouraged our children to be entrepreneurs. As some of you know, a year ago this month our daughter opened her Etsy shop. Within that year she has had over 600 sales and managed to buy a Nikon D5100 camera and just last week she bought this.

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She worked hard and saved up enough money to buy her first truck. AND she wasted no time in customizing it.

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To say the Lord has blessed her efforts is an understatement. We are so proud of what she has accomplished. She has been diligent and it’s paying off.

She is even supplying a couple of businesses out of state with her products. Isn’t that incredibly cool?

But seriously, my main reason in writing this today is not to brag on my daughter. It’s to show those of you who are going along the same path, that it can be done. I want to encourage other young women to follow the path that the Lord has for THEM, which isn’t always the same as everyone else. Okay, so maybe it was to brag, a little. But who can blame me? :-)

Have a lovely day!

HUGS,

Kim

12 comments:

  1. Oh, how wondeful!!! I feel such joy for your daughter. Congratulations!!! I love stories like this one!

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  2. YAY KELSEY!!!!! SOOO excited for you my friend!!!! You will have to come pick me up some time :)
    Love you all!
    Kelsey

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  3. WOW! That's so inspiring! Wishing her many more sales.

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  4. How wonderful! You should be proud!

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  5. How wonderful! You should be proud!

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  6. That is awesome Kim! I totally agree with you too...allowing our daughters to follow the Lord's path for them. Congrats Kelsey!!!

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  7. Our lives are blessed (though not only easy) when we follow God's unique way and will for ourselves. So proud of Kelsey AND of her parents, who have certainly earned the bragging rights, because in the end, God's getting the glory all the way around. :D

    Can't wait to see it!

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  8. It's so so wonderful friend!! Congrats to K and great job on all her hard work. Love the truck & the customizing!! :)

    Big tell-her-not-to-throw-up-orange-juice-in-her-new-truck-like-she-did-in-yours size hugs to you!!! LOL!!! Good times, my friend, good times. :D Love you! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  9. I'm so glad you posted this. All my sister wanted was to be a wife and mother, but she was really pressured into college. She went two years, then met her husband and got married, and promptly quit. She entered into that marriage with a lot unnecessary debt. College is not for everyone and that is OK. Your daughter is doing amazing and you have the right to be proud of her. Tell her good job from me!

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  10. You have every reason in the world to be proud of her! What a beautiful young gal she is - inside and out! God will continue to bless her as she travels her own pathway, and she will serve as a wonderful role model for others!

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  11. How VERY cool!!! So happy for her and what a GREAT proud mama moment.

    Both my girls were able to buy their cars paid in full and they LOVE being able to say they don't have car payments!!

    Blessings
    Mikki

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