Friday, December 26, 2008

Reaction to the quilt

Some of you stay faithful to my blog- watching as I worked on this project- and posted pictures of each stage- well I thought you would enjoy seeing her reaction to the quilt...

Love In Christ

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Mother Letter Project....

The Mother Letter Project

Dear Mother
I hope this letter does not come too late since it is the day before Christmas. As the old saying says- better late than never.
Mother, I am writing to share my heart with you.
My greatest Christmas prayer is to be pregnant. It would be the only and ultimate gift that could be given to me. Of course I am grateful for the 6 children that have been given to me. Yes I said 6 children, but my arms are empty and aching. My heart has enough room for more! See I had my first 5 at a young age- right after the 5th one was born, I got my tubes tied. Oh how unwise that was. I was not sure if I was done, but my husband was. He was so overwhelmed with 5 little ones running around, though he adored them all. He was unsure of how he would provided, though he does not provide, the LORD does through him, but at that time he did not understand that. Ten years later the Lord lead me to a place, a place of repentance for not trusting, and being faithful to his provision in our lives. My husband was brought to that place too- without me saying a word.
By the Lord's forgiving hand- he brought me to a ministry that helped me get a surgery and have my tubes untied. A year later- I had a baby- a beautiful little boy.
Mother- I often think of all the children I would have had if my selfishness would not have over taken my life. I think of the warriors for the Kingdom of Heaven I would have sitting around me now- if I would have truly understood the gift I had in my hands. The gift of life- the gift through children.
I have found out what the meaning of life is- it is not to have a big house, many things, or lots of money. It is the heritage you leave behind. The statement you leave in your children's lives and heart that they pass on from generation to generation. Mother- what will your stamp in life, in your families' lives be? I want my stamp be the LOVE I had for the Lord and for each of them.I desire them to do the LORD's will in each of their lives!
Mother- our lives are so quickly lived and we each live with regrets- mine was not having the quiverful home like God intended for me and prayer for you is that you don't have regrets when you close your eyes for the last time!

Love In Christ

the project is done!


It is official friends my big project for the season is complete! I finished the quilt! What do you think? I wish you all could see it in person. I hand sewed the binding on in the back, the quilting part I sewed in between each block, but to reinforce it I sewed around the photos and free hand sewed on the machine around each tree!
I am so glad it is over~ As I hand sewed the last part- I prayed over the quilt. Asking the Lord to bless it- to let her receive it with joy- to realize the measure of the project and the love that was put into it.

well I am off to work on more things!

Love In Christ
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow Day


I have been working on this digiscrap page forever- but I finally took the time to get it done. It was our Minisnow. Noah's reaction was precious- he thought it was rain and he wanted NO part of it!

Love In Christ
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Noah's slippers


I made these in less than 2 hours- they are so cute on his feet and actually look warm- that Daddy requested a pair similar!

Love In Christ
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Sammy's project

This is so cool, made for me by Sammy! It is a crochet case!!! He did a great job!

The quilt is pinned


The quilt is now pinned- my largest project ever- I will be honest- I will be glad when it 100% completely done- so I can concentrate on other things! (like my nieces quilt and other projects)
Ok- what do you think?

Glitter Text Generator
Glitter Text Generator
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

My hardest Christmas project!

This is the hardest project I have ever made! This is a poncho that me and my son Sammy made for my sister and gave it to her for Christmas-last year.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

another project complete!



Ok I have finished another project- this one came out better than the first one!!! I love it- if I was into pink I would keep for myself, but I am not, so I wont!

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another digiscrap page

I love this one- it is so blue and so pretty!These are our Thanksgiving family portraits.

Monday, December 8, 2008



Ok Christmas- is always a time I try to get creative. Our budget does not change just because it is Christmas time. So making things- is what we like to do- here is my first finished projected. A crocheted belt- for Sam's sister- with rhinesones(not real of course) Maria loved it! I hope she does!

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas 2008- has begun...

It is that time of the year again... for those who know me very well know that I am a bah humbug- at Christmas time, but not this year. This year in my heart, in my spirit things are different. I am not quite sure why, maybe it is because we have decided as a family to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, starting with establishing some "new" family traditions that I am praying will stay with us for generation to generations to come! One of them is a devotional about the Nativity- that I purchased from Vyckie Bennette-(please check it out) The funds go to a ministry that Samuel and I help establish called "the Lords Heritage". We are all truly called by God to bring forth His Heritage!

When we placed the ornaments on the tree- we saved the ones my sister made for us for last. (they have each of our names on them) As we placed our name bulb on the tree- I had the children share- what This Christmas meant to them. Some, of course, had a profound answer, while others struggled with truly sharing what it meant to them.(we will have to work on that!)My heart is to get them to a point where Christmas means more than lights, decorations,candy and presents! I want to see and hear that they understand that Christmas is about Christ and that only we(Christians) can manifest that in our lives- not only at Christmas but each day. We should shine more at this time though because this season is all about Our King!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Noah is 2


Noah turned two in November- and this is the first time I actually got to take some good photos of him. Here is a digiscrap page I made of just three of his photos! They grow too fast!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday to My beloved, My friend, My husband -Sam

Today is my beloved, my best friend, my soul-mate's birthday. This post is a tribute to him- to all he is to me. He truly is the best thing that ever happened to me. He walked into my life in a time when I did not know what love was or even understand what it truly meant. Like most YOUNG and STUPID young people, I thought love was more of a feeling then an act that was to be shown through my words and action every day. He showed me through his loyalty, and love what it meant to be married.(he continues to do so)

He is the most hardworking person I have ever known. He truly is a great provider. I have never had my electricity turned off, car taken, phone turned off, by the grace of God. Samuel has lived his life- providing for me and our 6 children. He truly believes that burden is his to bare, mandated by God- to work, and provide.

He is a servant to all who know him, as well as him family. As he sees in scriptures as Jesus lead his disciples through servanthood, he believes that he leads our family best- by serving each of us.

He is truly the father I prayed for as a child. What a blessing he is to each one of my children! He is strong, consistent,loving and most of Gracious- all the things we see in our Heavenly Father- I see manifesting through my beloved,friend and soul-mate-Sam!

Happy Birthday to the most Amazing,loving Man I have ever known or met!

Love you!

Monday, December 1, 2008

December is here!

Wow- December is here-
I can't believe how quickly this year has gone. I sit here and ponder where my year has brought me. For one- here to Texas, and into the valley. The valley has been so deep and dark. I have had my rays of sunshine, but for the most part it has been spiritually and emotionally dark. Yes I know that we all have our seasons. Yes I know that as we walk through the valley it is a time of growth, reflections, and stretching from the Lord beyond our human limitations, but it hurts anyway.
I was beginning to think I was going to be left in that valley- cold and alone. The Lord has shined a ray of hope in my heart.

The last two weeks of sermons at the churches(yes more than one) we have been visiting- I feel like the Lord has spoken directly to me.

Two weeks ago the preacher spoke on prayer. The scriptures reference comes from Daniel 10:10-15 - he spoke on how we believe in prayer- but how we use the power of prayer sparingly. Mostly because we do not understand how prayer works. We do not view prayer as a way to have an impact on our day to day decisions.
Luke 18:1-7 is an example of how we are to pray and never give up.
Some are dealing with unanswered prayers. The answer has been dispatched it just had not manifested itself yet. First time that we pray not only has all heaven been let loose- to bring you your answer, but all hell has been opened and is aware that you are seeking an answer! Always pray because when we pray we unleash the power from heaven. Do not assume no answer- means no sense in praying anymore!
PUSH- your way forward -
Pray Until Something Happens!!!

This week was just as profound to me- and dealt more on the dark valley- my discouragement! How my discouragement leads to a negative tongue, a negative tongue leads to losing faith, and losing faith of course leads to my Father- having to discipline me back into his arms.
The preacher showed in scripture the first time the word-discouraged showed up. Numbers 21:4-8(depending on the version your read) How in our time of discouragement we try to stay busy and distract ourselves instead of praying or reading to change the discouragement.

What can be sources of discouragement?
One is people in your life!

The other is what you see in the world, or in the natural. Of course there is life situations that are a discouragement to us.

Learn to encourage yourself in the Lord through His word! Count your blessings every day. Being anointed by God means that we have a great opportunity in our lives and with every anointing comes a great testing, but with every testing comes the great opportunity to draw closer to our Heavenly Father!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My shirt I made


I found this pattern this summer- and it seemed really easy to put together. I was right. It was so simple- and turns out so nice! I love it! This will be my Thanskgiving shirt!

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Friday, November 21, 2008

What I been up to-

My week has flown by- I can not believe it is Friday.

My sister came and went- I can not believe the time flew. It seemed so short. I hate that we are so far apart from each other. She truly is my best friend. I love her laugh, and her silly ways about everything. She truly is a gift to me!

Since she has left- I have been trying to concentrate on my projects for Christmas. The biggest one is the quilt for Mrs. Sellers- I pray it turns out!

So this is what I have done this week...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Noah's Party Saturday...





Though Noah's birthday was during the week we could not go without having a big two year old party, with streamers, decorations, and a theme. Go Diego Go of course was the pick of the year. We had Diego plates, napkins, pinata, table cloth and even a Diego cake.(My sister made the cake herself!)
It was so much fun to watch him get excited over everything. I LOVE two year old parties!!!

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Noah Turns Two

Layout from marie@freedigitalscrapbooking
Today is my baby's Birthday- He turns two years old. It seems like yesterday I was praying and aching for him to be in my arms. Now he is here, walking, talking and keeping all of us on our toes. We are all loving every minute of it!
Happy Birthday to my miracle- my joy, my warrior of the King of Kings- Noah-the comforter!

Love Mom/
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