My name is Kelli and I am a wife and mother of 3. I have two beautiful girls here on earth and 1 precious baby boy, Elijah, in heaven with Jesus. I lost Elijah in February of 2009 to a disease called PUV. It was the most difficult time of my life thus far. I blogged the journey of being pregnant with Elijah to keep family and friends updated on what was going on. If you are interested in seeing that blog you can do that here. As soon as my body had recovered from the C-Section, I decided it would be a great idea to strip my entire home of its decor and start over. I am talking bedding, curtains, pillows, lamps, EVERYTHING, except for major furniture pieces. I just wanted something to do to get my mind of the pain I was in. Looking back, that was not such a brilliant idea. Here I am, in 2012, and I am still not done! It costs money to do those things! One room at a time would have been the better option. Oh well…you live and learn. Without money to completely redecorate I began to revert back to my old job that I had about 10 years ago, painting and selling furniture. I rented a booth and began using the money to pay for new home decor as well as refurbishing some of the pieces for myself. This time of healing was the most precious time that I had with the Lord. It was just He and I, in the basement of my home as I painted, praying and hashing out the normal “why me” questions with God. Although I didn’t understand why, my heart came to a place of complete trust that He knew what He was doing. It’s not my job to understand but it is my job to trust in the one who created me. As I sanded, glued and painted these broken pieces of furniture, the Lord began to whisper to me, “See, my child, this is what I am doing in your heart and in the heart of your family. I am mending your broken heart, binding up your wounds and RESTORING you. I am restoring your HEART and your HOME. I have come so that you may have life and have it abundantly.” This brings me to complete tears, right now as I write these words because it is so true. Today, in 2012 we are fully restored. Although we may not see all of the answers on this side of Heaven, the Lord has slowly revealed to us a few of the answers to our “why” questions. We can see, without a doubt, God’s unmeasurable grace and mercy. This blog, Restore Interiors, was born out of this process, in honor of my Lord and Savior who brought me out of Egypt and into the Promise Land.
For anyone who has ever lost a loved one, especially to an illness that caused disability, I leave you with the verse that brought me so much comfort.
The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.
The one word that describes this verse for me is, Mercy.
Fast forward to 2014….
My house still is not done, haha, and we are probably going to move here in the next few months. I am looking forward to a fresh start in a new home and new rooms to decorate! Things have changed DRASTICALLY around here. In October of 2012, I was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils to help me manage my daughters eczema, allergies and asthma. I felt a HUGE tug from the Lord to share with others what God had done in my family’s life through these oils. Honestly, I had no desire to do this, AT ALL, but I decided to take the leap of faith to see what HE had for me and not what I had for me. It was extremely difficult to give up my antique booths and my furniture business but once I did, the flood gates opened and I could see a little bit of what God was calling me to do.
In a years time, here is what has gone down…
Some friends and I created an organization called “The Lemon Drop Lounge.”
This group is a bunch of oil obsessed people like me who share their love for Young Living Essential Oils with their friends and family.
The Lord has grown this little group of few to almost 20,000 oily users in our private Facebook group and
almost 9000 people who have taken this on with us as a business. Records have been blown and things are happening within this group that I can only give God 100% of the credit. 2014… oh my.. I am SO, SO excited about because I have a HUGE hunch that it is going to be even better than 2013, and THAT is saying a lot.
If you would like more information on becoming a Lemon Dropper, I would love to chat with you. You can find more information by clicking here. or you can email me by using the contact form in the menu of my blog.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope that we can get to know each other better!