Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Goodies From My Mom!

I went to see my Mom today at her work since I am leaving on Friday. Anyway, she surprised me with a little goodie bag. The patterns are things I can make for my grandchildren and a purse pattern. The book has a quilt in it made with the Dick and Jane fabric that she bought me a while back. She had it marked so I would not miss it. It is just beautiful. The little box has a walking foot, darning foot, and a 1/4 inch foot for my sewing machine. Is she not the sweetest mother in the whole world? Thanks MOM

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bring On The Rain

A few years ago, I was very sick. I was in several hospitals and they could not figure out what was wrong with me. The doctors had me so drugged that I didn't know what I was doing or saying. I was not myself. I don't remember much, except what my family and friends told me. The drugs made me a mean person. They finally came up with a diagnosis but they were wrong. I was so weak and nearly died several times. Anyway, long story short.......I know without a doubt that the Lord healed me. But there came a time in the last hospital that I was in, when I just decided that I was sick and tired of all of the drugs. I told my "Sweet Hunter" that I was going home. I was so weak that I could hardly hold my head up. I asked him to walk me up and down the hall until I got some strength. He just about had to carry me at first. But gradually, I got stronger and I went home. My daughter, Mandy brought me this song...."BRING ON THE RAIN". She said that is how she saw me. She told me that she thought I was so strong. I came home and have never been sick again like that. Thank the Lord. I am sure that Mandy is now singing this song. Her husband is the one that just lost his job for no apparent reason except cut backs. They are depending on the Lord for their situation.

Through this other trial that I am going through with my son, I have not felt strong. But since I asked you all for prayer in the last post, I actually feel stronger. Our circumstances haven't changed but I feel your prayers. I feel as though you are walking me up and down the hall until I get stronger so I can bear this burden. I was praying yesterday and realized that there is a reason for all of this. I don't know why and may not ever know, but I do know that the Lord is in control. He has always took care of me and my family. So, I say...."Bring on The Rain."

Thank you for all of the sweet emails I have received. It means a lot to me to know that there are friends that I have never met, that are praying on my behalf. Blogging has been such a blessing to me. I read about so many others that are going through so many things. I guess we have to go through the bad times to know the good times. Thank you Lord for always being in control.

Psalms 30:5 tells me that Joy Comes In The Morning!
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Take a Walk With Me

I LOVE my birds!
My woodpecker is playing hide & seek!

I LOVE my Hummers too!
This picture is through the screen!
I think I have 5 that visit!

My "Sweet Hunter" LOVES gourds for his Purple Martins!
I wish they would eat more mosquitos!

My Tulips!

This butterfly was enjoying the blueberry bushes!

These don't bloom long but they are gorgeous when they do!

More beautiful tulips!
These are in my Rock and Rose garden!

There's something about springtime!
Like a breath of fresh air!

I planted these last year!
They are beautiful.
Don't you think?


Our Catfish Pond!

I have been in kind of a blah mood this week. Do you ever feel that way? Sometimes I just feel like so many people depend on me. I want to make sure that everyone is ok. That is my nature. But I have found out, that I just can't fix everyone. I have a grown son that needs a lot of prayer. He has not worked in 2 years because of an injury. He has had 2 surgeries and he is still in terrible pain. He has no income and no insurance and is totally dependant on us, his family. I wish I could just make his pain go away. I wish everyone could be happy and healthy. One of my children asked me why I was sewing, quilting & blogging, while dealing with this problem. I told her it brings me JOY, PEACE, & CONTENTMENT. It takes my mind off things I cannot change. I am 53 years old and feel so blessed. Do I have problems? Yes. Can I fix them all? No. I think that is life. All I can do is the best I can do. So, today, I decided to take a walk. You can see what all I was able to enjoy. As I looked around at all HIS beauty, I just thought to myself....... Thank you is not enough. God is so good to me.

Ephesians 6: 13, 14 says:
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore....

Philippians 4:13 says that I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

So will you help me pray for my son?

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Quilting Class

Mom is working hard!
We are taking a quilting class together!
And I am busy fixing mistakes!!!!

And ripping out seams!!!!

What's Next???

Oh!!! That's how you do it!!!
I did that????

Home work is to pin the applique on.
I hope I can do this....I have never appliqued before!

I did it!!!!

What you think???
We only have 1 more class to go! In the next class we will put the final border and 9 patches on and put the quilt together. Here is what we did in Class #3 & #4. Go to My Moms Blog to see more pictures of our class! We are having a ball and learning so much.
Everything I am, she helped me to be.
I am thankful for my Mother.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Stay In The Boat......No Matter What!

We had a wise older man tell us this one time when we were going through a trial. I will never forget it as long as I live. He said, "No matter how high the waves get or how strong the winds blow, always remember to stay in the boat! Keep your eyes focused on the Lord, not the circumstances.

This is the message I am sending to my daughter and "Son in Love." They are wonderful, good, hardworking Christian young adults. They are going through a trial right now. My Son in law went to work this past week and walked in to find he had no job anymore. He basically was told that they could not afford him anymore. He loved his job. They are both heartbroken. They haven't even started a family yet, because they are trying to plan everything. They have been on an emotional roller coaster this week. As a mother, I just want to fix things for them but I know that I can't. My heart breaks for them. Of course, we are there for them. Family is always there for each other and they know that. I know & they know that, "THIS TOO SHALL PASS", but that doesn't make it any easier the way the economy is today. It is scary when we can't see the whole picture. They will be fine because they are depending on the Lord. They called this afternoon and said they realize that God has a plan. There are so many people going through so many things right now. I am so glad that they know the Lord, because without HIM, where would we be?

Also, my son has not been able to work in 2 years because of a shoulder injury. He had 1 surgery a year ago and his shoulder got worse. He had surgery again yesterday and we are hoping that he can get back to a normal life again soon. I also send him this message.

I am asking you to please keep them in your prayers. Remember, no matter what you are going through................
Always remember, no matter how high the waves get, or how strong the winds blow....ALWAYS STAY IN THE BOAT! Always, keep your eyes on JESUS, not the things around you.