Monday, April 28, 2014

More Thoughts

This has been such a wonderful and challenging time of my life. The loss of my parents has  totally changed my life. I have never been a crier but I am now. That lump in my throat sets me into tears at a moments notice. With the loss of my MIL I continue to see how precious each day is and I strive to make each one important. The loss has drawn my family together. While I work in Vyntage Barn I  love the decor and the creativity but I find myself very excited to meet old and new friends at each sale. We have expanded our business and are hoping to be open even more days this year.

This will be my first Mother's Day Sale and it only seems appropriate that it seems so very important now that we have lost both of our Mothers. I hope we are creating a place for Mother's and Daughters to come for a few laughs and lots of fun. We want our sale to be light hearted.
When I am working on furniture I remember the stories my Mom would tell me about painting furniture when she was a girl, I miss her beyond words.
She is my inspiration, she is the reason that I think I can have a business, that I think I can paint furniture, she had a love for faux jewelry and we continue to create may fun pieces.
Some days without her I think about stopping, sitting...quitting...I become discouraged and sad and listless.
I can almost here her say, "Dianntha, Stop it, you have what you need without me."...Mom always gave it all..all her love, all here energy and all her time. Her loss effects me everyday since she spent most of her days with me.
I believe she would have loved my little business and would have been a big part of what I do. She was an encourager and I only hope that I carry that on to my children.
  I am not sure why or how but what I know is God is good, His mercy follows me and His grace is enough and with that I carry on each day knowing we will meet again!


Lona said...

It is hard to lose family and I know exactly how you are feeling. I love the things you have in your shop. I am a fellow Buckeye so where is your shop and sale times?

Dianntha Lessig said...

Lona, I tried to email you but I could not get it to work...send me an email to and I will give you the details of my sale. Dianntha

Heather Wise said...

Your post really touched my heart. To appreciate and love the blessing that my mother is still with me. And, though I can't and don't have children, to make sure I pass on the things I learn, my passions, my support my encouragement to my students. I know this is late. I have have been away from the blogging world too. I am sorry for your recent lost of your MIL. I pray that you continue to be encouraged by hearing the words of your mother. Your store, your dream- it is beauty and shows such love!

Blessings and hugs, dear friend! You have been missed!

Love, Heather