Design Team: We Believe
Design Theme: I will Sing
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We all take our turn at one time, or another. Walking through shadows or walking through darkness. Some of us much earlier than expected. Our true nature is revealed during these trying times. Some people are awesome at it.
I’m very blessed with a dear friend that has shown me the true meaning of faith, grace under pressure, and being a godly woman. Such courage. Such strength. Such beautiful peace. Simply, awesome. My friend has late stage IV cancer. Very aggressive. Diagnosed just last month and given just a few more months of time. Precious time. She has a family – a devoted husband, and three healthy and awesome sons. She remains a bubbly, happy person. She is one of those people that lights up a room. She is beautiful in mind, body and spirit. She makes you feel so special, so loved, so important. Those blue eyes grab your heart, and doesn’t let go – she is FEARLESS. God chose her for this journey – not me or you. I am looking for the wisdom of it, somewhere between the pages of my emotions. I ask myself: How can this experience make me a better person? How can this make me worthy? I seek those answers and perhaps, I shall find them somewhere along the way.
My friend graduates soon into paradise, and one day we will all be together again, those of us that believe in eternal life. I believe that if God doesn’t work His many gifts upon her, He will work them in the people surrounding her at this time. The medical personnel, the friends, the families……Who knows how many will reach out to Him, because of her?
Is this a time to be sad? God chooses the time – God chooses the way. And his ways are perfect. I must admit, it’s hard to reconcile our hearts and minds with our spiritual nature (belief in heaven and eternal life) and our human nature (heartbroken, lonely, and grieving their absence). But I think that somehow, we can blend the two. Somehow, we must pour that grieving energy into something good. Let it transform our hearts and minds, let us become more like Jesus, to see others with His eyes and to love them with His heart.
After all, we are just walking each other home to heaven. So let’s do it with love, patience, kindness and understanding. May God always bless you with his unconditional love during this new year of 2020.
Design Team: Scraptwist Free4All
Design Theme: Word Play
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Design Team: We Believe Blog Train
Design Theme: Wrapped – Luke 2:11-12
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
Wishing you a very blessed and memorable Christmas Season! Be well, my friends!
Design Team: Scrap Designer’s Blog Train
Design Theme: Peppermint Winter
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Christmas is again upon us and people around the world are busy with their preparations. Christmas is a time for family reunions, for family bonding, renewing friendships, exchanging gifts and attending holiday activities. Christians around the world celebrate Christmas in different ways, following their beliefs and their traditions. Christmas is a time to celebrate. Foremost is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is meant to bring a message of peace and hope.
Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, please remember to do something kind and unexpected for someone this December. The world continues to expand it’s need of such people, ones that are kind, thoughtful, loving and generous of spirit. Lets change that, let’s be the example to the next generation. Plant those seeds of love in your community. They will eventually grow into an orchard, reflecting God’s love.
Update on Joe
He is doing well. Our dogs have adapted and adopted him. He has a vet appointment on Dec 3rd for his last shots for the year. Here is a photo of Joe-Joe sleeping with the pit bull, Abigail. That’s Douglas at the other end of the sofa. Joe-Joe sleeps with Douglas every night. He shares his love.
Update on my daughter’s move to Oregon
Things are going really well for the family. My granddaughter is 6 years old, and has special needs. It appears that she has come to the right place! She has been receiving better attention (medical, educational) than at her previous location. It has been a great relief to my daughter to have the professionals in her corner when it comes to the “princess”. We all want princess to thrive and have the best opportunity for a somewhat normal future. Princess has so many medical issues. When she was in utero, she only had one vein sustaining her – therefore, she not only had brain development issues, she had physical development issues too. She is quite the medical marvel, and we love her so. My daughter is so awesome with her! God gave her to the right family!
AND there is more………..
Want more free mini kits? No problem! Just participate in the free challenges over at Scraptwist Free4All, and you will receive the kit linked to each challenge you complete. I have three challenges there. Here is a snapshot of the kits available (free) in December – the top four previews are mine:
I must apologize for being “quiet” on my blog for awhile………….No worries, all is well. Just taking down time for myself, being in my quiet space and refreshing my spirit. Be well, my friends.
Design Team: Scrappin’ Your Heart Out
Design Theme: Universal Children’s Day
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