The Day I Woke Up

Fionnuala here sorry I’ve been very quiet lately I have been really busy with a new business venture I’ve started doing.

As most of you know I am a stay at home mum I spend my days making sure washing is done, clothes are ironed, tummy’s are full, cupboards, fridges and freezers are fully stocked for my hungry husband and children and everyday has it’s new drama for me to resolve.

The last few months have been very tough for me for different reasons and I could feel myself falling deeper and deeper into a darkness of depression. I knew there was two things I could do either sit on the sofa and let the darkness take over or fight get up off my butt and do something about it. I had a good talk with Stephen and a good cry (which always helps me) and I felt a little brighter.

Then about 6 weeks ago I woke up early on the Sunday and had this amazing idea to start making craft items and sell them at Craft Fairs I love making things so this made so much sense I couldn’t believe I’d never thought of it before. When Stephen came downstairs I was buzzing with excitement and told him my plans only for him to pipe up “I’ve been telling you to do this for years” – I must not have been listening! That afternoon I headed up to Belfast with the girls and we bought lots of stuff to get me started. Stephen came up with my business name Rehanna Crafts which is a mix of our two daughters names Rebecca and Hannah’s.

That morning as I woke up from my sleep I felt as if a light switch was turned on flooding the darkness in my head with light and I could think and see things more clearer. In life it’s so easy to let things take over and distract you from what you could be doing. For me it was letting other people’s behaviour and problems overshadow me and my family’s needs.

If you feel like you are surrounded by darkness like there is no way out then please go and talk to someone, do something, anything that will get you outside of your head.

What did you use to love to do that you haven’t done in a long time?

Today is a new day a new beginning.

Today you are going to let your light shine.

This blog post has went off in a different direction I hadn’t planned to share that with you I had planned to post some of my Crafts with you all but looks like someone else is controlling my thoughts this morning 😊

Below are some of my Crafts I have made if you would like to see some more have a look at my Facebook page Rehanna Crafts

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

50 thoughts on “The Day I Woke Up

  1. This is really beautiful Fionnuala! And the ideas are too… I’d take the 40 for myself next year of you ship overseas. πŸ‘πŸ˜‡

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  2. God, the Creator of all, is the father of our spirits, and we inherited creativity from him, so it makes sense that we should find joy in creative endeavors of all kinds. I believe you will do well with Rehanna Crafts, perhaps in ways you don’t expect. πŸ™‚

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  3. Hi there! Those crafts are all gorgeous!! My daughter would love that unicorn and the Forty one would be perfect for Scott when he turns 40 next year πŸ˜‚ I think it’s a great idea you starting this venture and I wish you every luck with it! 😊 I was struggling for an interest of my own a little while ago and know how easy it is to get depressed when your main role in life is Mummy and you have nothing for yourself.

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  4. First thing I want to say is that your items are BEAUTIFUL!! and you obviously made a great choice for you! I have to tell you and this really isn’t a ‘me too.’ It’s a real ‘me too.’. lol I just got my creative mind back and working and I also (my me too) have found that when I start to lose my way, I now have somewhere to go to sit for a bit till the whirlwind dies down and that’s in my creative nook in the brain. Thank you so much for this share! Beautiful items! YOU GO, GIRL!!!

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  5. Wow, these are beautiful! Thanks for the reminder to do something creative and I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better. It’s great that your family is supportive! I used to write poetry and I’ve done it here and there over the recent years but haven’t been consistent. And I used to do photography whenever I explored my city or another state…I miss that!

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  6. You are so amazingly talented! I may not have any kids, but I can relate. I was always the type of person to let my depression get the better of me. So I did something about it. I embarked on a journey that involved my faith, and learning how to open myself up again. The day the idea popped into my head to start a blog was quite similar to your “awakening.” I thought, hey? Why don’t I start a blog about my journey? So I did. I think it’s funny these little ideas that seem so insignificant end up playing a huge role in our lives. I really like this post, and I look forward to reading more when I’m more awake (literally) and more focused. It’s passed my bedtime. This was very refreshing to read, so thank you.

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