Category: foto flashback
|i found this picture from 1996.
nick was about 2 1/2 then.
i just loved those feety pajamas. he was so snuggly in them.
time goes too fast.
of course i used some more THICKERS on my layout.
for the sunday scrappin challenge: use something 3-D in a layout.
i used the leaves and added a red button to resemble a holly berry.
it was a bit chilly out today, but i managed to finish planting my mini-garden and planted many flowers around the house. i always plant red flowers, to match our front door. but today, everywhere i looked i saw beautiful purple flowers. they were just begging to be planted at our house. so, i went with different shades of deep purple and white. hopefully they bloom & look beautiful!
well, i better keep moving….laundry….ironing…treadmill…dishes….all of it is waiting for me! enjoy your sunday!
|these are some of the beautiful eggs that my grandmother was known for making.
she always had a craft space somewhere in her house. a table full of embellishments that she would use for her eggs.
the eggs are real, blown out, dyed and embellished.
some of these date back to my birth in 1970, my wedding in 1992, my son’s birth, another one for me in 1974, even one with a picture of a cute white puppy that she had made when we got our dog, chewy.
grandma would hand cut tiny little flowers or pictures off of greeting cards, magazine pages, or anywhere that she would see inspiration for an egg. many of her friends or church-acquaintances would receive an egg from grandma, that had been personally made with them in mind.
she was a truly crafty gal! i miss her greatly! i think from one crafty chic to another, she would have enjoyed my scrapbooks. she did get to see some in my early days, but not since scrapbooking has grown into such a hobby!
|i was reminded recently of how God has been working in the lives of our family. sometimes, we get so caught up in the day-to-day battles and current needs & requests, that we forget where we have come from. we forget the answered prayers. we forget that God has been more than faithful in our lives.
our recent reminder came in the form of journals.
our son, Nick, (now almost 14), has asthma & allergies, (including a severe peanut allergy).
Nick was diagnosed around 1 year of age, after a scary trip to the ER. in the days, weeks, months, years that followed, we kept journals of his medicine doses. (this may sound crazy, but when medicines/times/doses start to blend in to one another, it is a great way to keep track of what’s going on).
journal after journal, we kept track. some days only contain one or two entries. other days, the medicines seemed to never end.
some of the days, (and especially nights), seemed to go on forever. the sound of your child restless, coughing, wheezing, struggling to take catch his breath. those nights, we found ourselves crying out to God. pleading with Him to heal our son, to give this struggle to us, his parents, not him.
yet, that’s not what God chose to do. God heard our cry. He chose to answer our prayers simply by carrying us through them.
no. he didn’t completely heal our son. he still has asthma & allergies. yes, he had to endure months of allergy shots, allergy tests, daily medicine, but our God traveled these roads with us…and He continues to walk with us today. things are much better today. nick’s body is strong. there are many worse things that people deal with and through this God has never left us.
no one can fully understand why God chooses to do certain things in our lives, but we trust that God knows what is best.
these are some verses that i claimed during this time. favorite verses that still bring me comfort.
|wow. 16 years ago today, i was 21 (almost 22), and getting married to my high school sweetheart. (not only high school, we actually “went out” in 6th grade too). he has been my friend since i was about 5 years old. he has been a true friend and blessing, for as long as i have known him. he is a man of integrity. he knows what he believes and stands up for it. he loves with a faithfulness and a heart of gold that can only be given by God. he thinks not of himself, but what’s best for us and our family. he has stood by me through good times and bad. he is a man of God with a sensitive spirit. i love him and know that he is blessing sent to me by God and i thank God for him. in today’s world, when marriages are ending and couples are abandoning their vows, we stand together, still. i am very thankful that God is at the center of our marriage and can help us weather the storms together.|
| “Love” by Petra (sung at our wedding)love is patient, love is kind
no eyes of envy, true love is blind
love is humble, it knows no pride
no selfish motive hidden inside
love is gentle, makes no demands
despite all wrong, true live still stands
love is holy, love is pure
it lasts forever, it will endure
|tomorrow, (february 1), is my 16th wedding anniversary. just wanted to take a few minutes and flashback over the years. we dated for 5 years prior to getting married. that makes 21 years together….i am 37, so basically i hardly remember life “before kevin”. when we were dating, our song was “Lady in Red”. when i hear it my heart still does a little flip-flop. here’s a picture of us at my “senior banquet”. the year was 1988. i attended a Christian school, so this was our version of prom, minus the dancing. dig my big hair and his big glasses. ha Happy Early Anniversary, hun! (forgive me for posting the pic!!!)|
|Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14|