It’s been a while, hasn’t it? For the last several months, I’ve been debating what to do with Fun Home Things because so much of my life has changed. Both Jack (3) and Luke (22 months) were diagnosed with autism, so the thought of continuing to blog and post about “fun home things” seemed a little…untruthful.
The truth is, autism is hard, especially with two children on the spectrum. But as the boys are progressing through therapy, life and home are beginning to become more fun and very interesting, even if it’s different than it looked before. More on that in my next post…
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of helping my dear friend Brooke Riley from Re-Fabbed put on her first live event in Nashville called “Re-Fabbed LIVE”. (If you don’t watch her Facebook Live videos, stop what you’re doing and WATCH THEM. You will love her.) For two days, participants from all over the country came together to make a variety of crafts and seasonal decor while enjoying Brooke’s down-to-earth and unintentionally hilarious and adorable instruction in a faith-based setting. Fifty women came to the event and do you know what? There wasn’t a single Debbie-Downer in the bunch. They were fabulous!
Everyone was happy, enjoying themselves, laughing, making new friends, and coming up with some of the prettiest crafts I had ever seen. Along with me, her mom Allison, husband Brandon, and sister-in-law Kinzie, Kim from Hunt and Host and Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane all showed up to help Brooke with whatever she needed to make the event go smoothly.
I’m telling you, it was an absolute blast. Take a look at all the fun we had and some of the fantastic creations these ladies came up with:
One of my favorite moments was when Brandon, Brooke’s husband spoke about how God had blessed their family so much through these ladies and that all of this fun we were having could only be made possible through God. He also praised Brooke for her hard work and vision in front of the group (which made us all cry).
The best part of the weekend for me was that I got to witness a dream come true for one of my best friends. All of the hard work and effort and sacrifices she has made over the last few years paid off. It was for one of the most special and fun weekends all of us have had in a long time.
The friendships made, the beautiful crafts created (the shenanigans I tried to pull on Brooke…hehe)–it was wonderful. Here I thought I was just coming to help and I walked away with new friends too! What a blessing.
If you have a moment, pop on over to the Re-Fabbed blog or Facebook page, will you? I promise that you are going to love Brooke just as much as the rest of us do. And I hope you will join us for the next Re-Fabbed LIVE event!