Nov 12, 2013

A Miracle

Last night I had my first 'real' public speaking engagement for a CWCI Interior Design event.

I have known about this for nearly 6 months but started freaking out when I became SO unwell this past 6 weeks. To get the full background, you need to read my last post now.

So, what happened?

Well, I was sick during the day. 
I had always thought that for an event like this I would get my hair and makeup done professionally and buy a new dress and shoes.... HAH! A couple of hours before I had to leave I was lying in bed looking vaguely around my room thinking... what should I wear? And at the last minute I thought, well, these trusty hot pink jeans have always inspired me....

I don't think I was exactly worried  or nervous necessarily. 
I know my God and I knew that somehow it would all work out, even tho there was no good reason why I should be able to get out of bed and stop throwing up for long enough to speak on stage.
I also knew a LOT of people were praying and had been praying for me. And I guess I was curious to see what the outcome of that would be.

"how to zhush a room in 15 minutes' interior design talk by Amy MacLeod 

Well, my friends.

Around 4.30pm (I had to leave at 5) I started to feel strangely well.
I did my hair and makeup for the first time in what feels like weeks.
I put my pink jeans on.
And somehow, I lasted from 5pm (rehearsal time) until 11pm (hometime) without any throwing up or nausea. Considering my nausea has been CONSTANT, that is a miracle in itself.

 I got to present my part of the show and it ran as smooth as clockwork!
We started with a completely bare/ugly "room" on stage, then I went through and ran the diagnosis.

"how to zhush a room in 15 minutes' interior design talk by Amy MacLeod 

As I spoke about what improvements should be made, my team of lovely helpers (Rochelle and Lizzy here)  physically added them to the room setup.

I went through 5 different cushion combinations to teach about how to mix patterns, which was a hit.
 
"how to zhush a room in 15 minutes' interior design talk by Amy MacLeod
{This is the thank you at the end. Just call me Gangly-arms-MacLeod}
   Here's my lovely mum who worked her butt off to make sure alll those cushions (there are piles out back) were sewn and stuffed. She was my seamstress.

Don't you love her pants?

"how to zhush a room in 15 minutes' interior design talk by Amy MacLeod

It's quite hard to get photos with stage lighting but you get the idea. We turned the room from a completely blank slate into this.

"how to zhush a room in 15 minutes' interior design talk by Amy MacLeod 
And then my tallll husband flung a chandelier casually over the back wall for our lighting. Someone later told me that was the highlight of the show, haha.

 "how to zhush a room in 15 minutes' interior design talk by Amy MacLeod

I had friends in the audience praying for me the entire time, and honestly it could not have gone better.

I am thankful for this opportunity. God is always faithful.

I have more announcements ahead this week.... several big things actually! Can you guess?

xo






2 comments:

  1. Yay! This makes me so happy, thank you for the update, I was praying. The room looks fabulous by the way, but that's to be expected :) eagerly waiting the announcements! ;)

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  2. God is always faithful. I love this…so much :)

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