Lucketts Spring Market – Part 2

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.

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

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!

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

Miriam (from Hometalk) and me

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

Me and Miriam

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

Donna (from Funky Junk Interiors) and me

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

Miriam, me, and Donna

(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!

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

Miriam captured this cute moment when Donna and I were looking like total tourists!  ;)

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

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!  :)

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  1. so glad you got to enjoy your trip!
    Hugs
    Karin

  2. I love your blog! I really love the fact that you got to go to Lucketts!!! I was pulling for you! Thanks for sharing your trip! xoxox

  3. So glad you came and a verse came to mind about letting go and trusting God. :)
    Philippians 4:7
    And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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  4. What a special trip. I’m glad your faith was stretched and may I just say… When I saw you at lucketts on Sunday I recognized you as the beautiful “golden sycamore”! It was great to have met you.
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    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says:

      Martha – that was so sweet! It literally brought tears to my eyes! It was so great to have met you, too! I have been a fan of yours for a while now and getting to meet you in person was so cool! And, you’re the first person who has ever recognized me as “Allison from The Golden Sycamore”! That was such a fun moment! :)

  5. I’m so glad you were able to let go and let God. What an incredible experience you had! I can’t wait to see your finds :)
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  6. Allison, you sound like such a beautiful faith-filled lady. Thanks for sharing your honest to goodness experience – it makes it, your trip, your blog, you … all the sweeter.
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