“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” James 5:14(NKJV)
My step daughter and I have not been very close over the years. When Lee and I dated initially Natalie was in OK and we were in TX. She came a few times over the summer months but for the most part she was not able to be around 24/7. She was a beautiful little girl then and has grown to be a gorgeous young woman. She is now a mother of a beautiful 7 month old and understands parenthood from our perspective now. Needless to say a lot has been forgiven 🙂
Fast forward 14 years later and Natalie has accepted our marriage moreso than any of Lee’s 3 children. She is quite excited for it and her dad’s renewed life. Most of all she is happy her little brother has his dad in his life. It has taken me by surprise that the one child I was not close to in her younger years is the one I am now developing a closer relationship with in our later years. The funny part is that it was with one single Facebook post that everything changed. But what am I saying? It is because of Facebook Lee and I are back together. 🙂
Natalie posted about her allergy issues a couple weeks ago and some essential oils she found to help Parker, her 7 month old and Chase, her husband. I asked a simple question and next thing I knew I had 12 essentials sent to my front door. it was a fabulous deal. I have never been one for the “natural” way of life. Any convenience I use it. Any doctor med prescribed I take it. So me on essential oils I’m sure is a hoot for some of my friends. However, I will try anything once. So, I took a risk and am loving the results not just the physical changes in our health but the emotional connections with my stepd-daughter.
Today, I talk to Natalie at least once a day, where before I spoke to her once a month. We are growing closer over time and so her relationship with not just me but her father will be strengthened. My allergies are in good condition with reduced allergy issues. I have more energy than ever before in my life and Lee’s health issues are subsiding as well. Eczema being his worst issue. When I signed up for Young Living, I thought I was just getting a product. However, God had another plan. He knew this was what we needed to bring our families closer.
Yesterday I made some creams to help my skincare, sleep deprivation and pain issues for Lee. I’m sure you’ve seen them on pinterest. If not, here is a link to my Pinterest board (click here) with recipes.
To get started I ordered my starter kit here. In it I received the following for just $150
But for a limited time I also received an additional oil for FREE-lemongrass! So all in all I ended up with 12 oils. Little did I know the value of this until I put lemongrass on my thyroid and on day 2 had a ton of energy. Then I found some cream recipes on pinterest and gave them a try. AWESOME results. I also feverishly cleaned our bathroom and kitchen with Thieves and Lemon oils. Love the clean smell and the phenominal job these two oils can do for cleaning. I also drink 5 drops of citrus fresh and peppermint oil in my water every morning. Frankincense is great to inhale just before devotional time. Finally, I diffuse the allergy trio below nightly and our allergies issues are subiding in our home.
I am feeling fabulous! But I think the best part of this whole deal is getting closer to my step daughter and her family now. Seeing our relationship blossom has been my favorite part of this whole experience. I am reminded of what Titus says in Chapter 2
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
I hope I can teach all our girls these things as they watch Lee and I over the next 50 years. It has been a blessing to teach Natalie what I know about marketing and giving her ideas to help her grow her business so she can be at home with our beautiful granddaughter, Parker. I don’t know what the future will bring but I do know Natalie and all our children are a huge part of it. I can’t imagine my life without our 6 children, 8 beautiful grand-babies, and most of all life without Lee. Without him life would definitely be lonely and different. For it is with him I find happiness, joy and the meaning of true love.
I am blessed!
Have a blessed night!
A Blessed Woman in TX