O P E N I N G D A Y
"There but for the grace of God go I"
Getting to this day has seemed like climbing up one huge mountain, just to fall down, climb again, and repeat, over and over and over again. And I have to say, I have learned more about myself, my dream, my vision and my God, while in the valleys than on top of the hill.
This company has turned 6 ways from Sunday since it's original conception! Lol. The only thing that did not change, was the heart of it. MOXIESAINTS was created to help people. To bring joy from the small things and inspiration out of the difficult things.
I have lost much in my life, and at more than one occasion, I've lost everything. I've learned that my joy doesn't come from always being on top of the mountain when everything feels great and seems to be going as planned. I've learned that joy can be found right in the middle of the darkest and lowest valley's! It's in valleys that you have to fight the hardest, pray the strongest, push the toughest, hope the longest, and cling the tightest to the firm foundation of the Word of God as if your very next breath depended on it, ...to keep climbing. As ironic as it sounds, that is where I found my greatest joy, my clearest perspective and the peace that surpasses all understanding. That's where I met God.
Along the journey of starting this company, I can't tell you how many times I thought this day would never come. How many countless times we set the date to launch, then scratched it to plan further out. Back in April of this year, we went live for one day, just to start completely over. At times it seemed like we we're moving forward only to find out we were in fact moving at light speeds, but only on a merry go round... never going anywhere!!
Now that I am up on the mountain, over looking the past hundred valley's it took to get to this day, right now and right here, I can clearly see God's hand in everything. I see His beautiful, never late and never early, but purposeful perfect timing.
If I had one thing to tell you right now, it would be, to never, ever give up on chasing your dream. I heard my pastor, Pastor Ryan Binkley say one Sunday at church last year,
"Dream so big that the only way for it to happen is for God to come in and take control".
I have learned that that, is the only way to dream. It's in that place that you are no longer climbing mountains and swimming upstream. It's there, you find out when you look back, that God moved all those mountains and parted the sea, so you could walk right through, stand up and tell the world, everything He did, to get you where you're standing, today.
10 years ago today, marks the day I gave birth to my first born. My son Caleb. I honor him today with the launch of a company that ultimately began, for Caleb & his sister, my daughter, Tess.
MOXIESAINTS - A group of women set apart by the Lord, facing difficulty, with courage and strength.
As my Grandpa used to say, "There but for the grace of God go I." This company is the Lord's. I'm just honored to run it.