In my life I’ve lived in many places, some on purpose and some by way of not-so-awesome choices. But regardless of my means of arrival–and departure–each has opened my eyes to the beauty and diversity of America and her people. I can honestly say each location has been filled with kind people and beautiful adventures.
Currently, I’m living in Virginia where my family enjoys visiting the nation’s capital, Civil War battlefields, and watching the seasons dramatically change. Before that, we called Florida home. We lived a mere 20 minutes from the beach and enjoyed the beautiful accents (and food!) of friends from diverse cultures.
I was born a people-watcher, and as we’ve relocated, I’ve noticed a heart-warming trend among children. Regardless of the location, and even nationality, many use a tried and true method of counting as they play. Think back to your childhood and at some point you probably counted using this trusted method, “ONE, Mississippi, TWO, Mississippi…”
I’ve always been proud to be a Mississippi girl, so ever since I moved from Mississippi, I’ve been devoted to an unspoken assignment. At times I’m a bold delegate, clearing up ridiculous misnomers, and other times I’m rather covert in my mission. But at all times I’m as spirited as a banty rooster when it comes to speaking out for my home state, and the wonderful people who live there.
My deep rooted love of Mississippi naturally flows into my crafting ideas, and I’ve found myself drawn to projects that involve my beloved state. Some ideas began as impromptu class projects for my son, and some–like the tee shirt design above–were birthed while doodling images of the Magnolia State.
Lately, I feel like God has given me a vision, and asked me to use these projects for something more. I am praying that in His timing, with His leading, this vision will develop, and A Little Happy can partner with and support different ministries, beginning in Mississippi. When will all this happen, you ask? Let’s start counting together, ONE Mississippi, TWO Mississippi…