And yet again…

My brain and heart are so full these days… days which have been filled with more grace and love and beauty than I deserve. We spent most of last weekend preparing meals and gatherings for friends who have been working hard at their respective professions and who were in desperate need of relaxation. My sweet husband saw this, and proposed a series of dinners designed to just love on people – come sit by our pool, let us love you and give you good food we made ourselves, and just rest. Rest. And they came.

And so Saturday and Sunday were marked by talk and laughter and time under the stars and late night swims and Nick’s wonderful cooking and my creme brulee (which is getting better) and wine and grace and love. And when we are not loving on our friends, my husband encourages me to forsake everything else and go to my studio, and let my hands explore the ideas that are percolating (exploding) in my brain. So I go, and I find it’s hard to make the ideas in my head come to life in the metal and the stone, but I keep trying and I realize that hours have gone by and I haven’t eaten but I have this piece in my hand and this peace in my heart and I feel like I’m where I’m really need to be.

Petrified Wood Pendant with Aquamarine Drop
The laundry isn’t done. Nick takes the trash out and cleans the kitchen and picks up groceries on his way home. I start to dwell on how little I’m doing on the list of “shoulds” and I feel the first flutters of anxious. Nick tells me to stop. “I have an ulterior motive,” he says. “You’ll make a living at this someday, and you’ll be happy.”

And so I’m healing, and growing, and resting. And grateful.

Fused Silver Jewelry by Francesca Watson Designs

2 replies
  1. Natalie
    Natalie says:

    The heart and grace that you put in to your relationships and your passion is truly remarkable and simply beautiful. God is all over you Francesca! Love you…and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life.


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