“Everything Happens For A Reason” **insert eye roll here**

“EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON”. Don’t you just hate that this phrase is used over and over and over again?  Well, it really kind of sums up what is going on right now in our lives.  We moved to California a few months back and long story short> we are moving again.  We found what we thought was the “perfect” house, but the timing just didn’t work out.

Well, you think we would have learned this by now, but GOD IS SO MUCH SMARTER than we are!  One event (and God wink) after another led us to Bakersfield, California.  We are so excited!!!!!!!!!!  We move there at the end of May and my husband and I are “leapy” about it!   LEAPY – an adjective used in the Guillory household to describe a feeling of extreme joy and excitement.

The house is IDEAL for us, and I even get my own office/studio!  I can’t wait to get started with my painting and creating and sharing with everyone! So…for now, I am packing and planning and will be back soon!IMG_7566 copy

Change is good…or is it?

We moved across country from Florida to California ONLY 3 months ago.  We just got finished unpacking!  But guess what?  We are moving again!  We made an offer on the home pictured above and THANK YOU JESUS is was accepted!  Now, we just need to sell our current home.  Our current home is brand new, beautiful and in a fabulous area, but HOA and drummers are not a good match.

My husband’s drumming is “therapy” for him.  He risked his life for our country and our freedom, so I support his drumming 100%!  He needs to be able to drum unencumbered.  Our “soon to be” home on 3 acres will offer this to him.

Is change good?  YES!  Is it easy?  Uh, not really -especially for veterans who suffer from PTSD.  They thrive on routine.  Buying and selling a home and moving is just about as far from “routine” as you can get.  We have to go through it, to get to the “happily ever after” part.

MAGNOLIA MANGOS painting AND classes are on hold for now.  I just can’t paint, knowing that we may get a call from our realtor telling us that we have a showing in an hour.

God was in charge of the first move and we have put HIM in charge of this one.  So many things “lined up” just right for us on the previous move.  Many friends say “oh, the stars aligned for you”.  To that I say, “maybe the stars aligned, but GOD lined up the stars!”  We trust HIM and why HE moved us here.  We still are not quite sure why…but we know it will be EPIC in a good way!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.”   Philippians 4:13