The other day I gave you short recap of my trip to Lucketts. I didn’t say too much about my trip in that post, just gave you LOTS of pictures of the beautiful market. I wanted to take some time today to share how I did with all those reservations about going to Lucketts that I posted about before I went.
I have to say, I am so happy that I was able to put the whole experience in God’s hands and just let Him guide me through it. I would have been a hot mess if I had tried to take control of the trip instead of letting Him do His thing!
Remember when I said I have suffered from anxiety on and off over the last several years? Well, one thing that has been really scary for me was flying. I don’t really like being in places that I can’t just leave at my own will, so flying was a huge test for me.
But want to know something?! I did awesome on both of my flights! The flight on my way home was actually the most relaxed flight I’ve had since before I started suffering from anxiety! I was so calm and peaceful…and excited to see my babies again! It was a wonderful feeling knowing I didn’t have to be afraid and that I could trust that God would take care of me!
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Another thing I was unsure about before I left was my weight. I haven’t lost my “baby weight” yet and I didn’t really know how I felt about all these bloggers seeing me at my heaviest. And I really didn’t want to have my picture taken at a time that I’m not so proud of my figure – knowing that a picture can last forever.
But then, if I hadn’t gone, I wouldn’t have been able to meet these amazing ladies!
(And lots of other amazing women that I didn’t get pictures of!)
I may not love how I look in the pictures. I may have even cringed every time someone got their camera out! But I get to save these memories forever because I was there. And that’s something I couldn’t have done if I’d stayed home and been afraid!
And even though I’m still a “baby blogger”, everyone I met was incredibly kind and friendly and no one ever made me feel like I wasn’t good enough. They were all just regular people just like me and I soon found out I had nothing to be afraid of!
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The last few pictures above were from Saturday when I toured historic downtown Leesburg, VA with Miriam and Donna (and then went to Starbucks!). While I totally loved Lucketts, it was fun to take a little break and experience the surrounding area while I had the chance.
Not only was the town adorably charming, it also had some great vintage and antique shops. It was such a fun time!
Miriam captured this cute moment when Donna and I were looking like total tourists! 😉
If you couldn’t tell from the pictures, I totally and thoroughly enjoyed my trip! It was definitely a gift from God that I will cherish forever!
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And I know I promised pictures of my finds in my last post, but don’t worry, they’re coming soon! 🙂