Sunday, September 27, 2009

Quilt update

I think I want to make this quilt in dark Amish solids with black sashing. Kind of a modern Amish quilt.

Thanks for all the help. But one word of advice......... don't hold your breath...LOL I will let you know if I ever get to ordering the fabrics. I am going to get these from here. They also have an Amish black which is a true black that won't fade to blue or purple or grey after a few washings. Hey Beth, it is in NH... maybe you could run down there and pick it up for me....LOL

Well, thanks for all the advise!!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Quilt Post

I want to make a king sized quilt. The last time I made a large quilt was 12 years ago when I made the queen size one that we are using now. I still love the look and feel of it but we fight over it at night. We need something bigger.

But I am at a loss as to which design I want to use. What colors? Should I make it a scrappy quilt? God knows I have enough scraps. Traditional? Edgy? Modern? I hate decisions.. Any ideas? I don't want it too girly, I mean half of the couple using it is a man, plus I don't really like girly things myself.

So, if you have any ideas, let me know....

Have a great day!


Friday, September 25, 2009

My Thoughts on Adoption

Ok.. bear with me here.....

It seems to be the in thing to do here is to adopt orphans, and while I applaud this and I don't questions the motives of those doing it, I do have one little problem.... ME... yes, ME!

You see adoption for me was a way for us to be parents. The only way I was told. I love how God built our family and I wouldn't have it any other way! For 11+ years I have wanted to find a support group for parents of adopted children. Our church has one and to tell you the truth I am afraid to join it. Why? Because I can almost guarantee that the majority of people in the group are adopting not to become a parent but to add to their already existing family. And after talking to several of the other parents in the group who refer to their kids as "my natural kids" and "my adopted kids" well..... that just makes me ill... our kids are our kids, no titles, no description necessary, so labels, nothing... they are OUR KIDS!!

I want to find a group of people who wept for children, who waited for that one day to hold their first child in their arms. To be given a baby by a young girl who just couldn't be a mom at that point in her life. To know that one day your child may want to meet their birth-parents and to know that you have the information and you will give it to them.

I don't for an instant deny the love that these parents have for their children, no matter how they join their family. One of my dear friends is a foster mom and I know that she loves all 4 of her kids and hopes to one day add the 2 littles to her family forever!

I just want someone that I can share my feelings with. I guess in this day and age my situation is just different. It is hard to adopt an infant (although we were told that and here we adopted 3) and I do know that there are so many orphans in this world that need loving families.

So like I said, I know that my problem is ME, and how I will feel. Selfish I know...and I am working on it. Because maybe, just maybe there is another couple there that just wants to be parents, they just want ONE child..just ONE..and they think that nobody else feels their pain and hurt... and maybe, just maybe I can help.

Thank you God for my babies.... they mean so much to me!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

And the angels were SHOCKED!!

My husband has a BLOG Ok have you picked yourself up off the floor yet? I am sure you will find it interesting...... So go, read it and leave him nice comments.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A note to other ladies out there

If you are going to wear a dress to church please make sure it has straps..... if it doesn't would you please wear a jacket over it. Also, please make sure your mid-driff isn't exposed... this is especially important when you have your hands raised in worship. And since we are on the topic... please pay attention to skirt length...see above worship comment.....



Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bitterness and Hurt

I have been thinking a lot about those 2 words. God has been dealing with me about letting go of hurt. Not bitterness, because I believe that I gave that up a long time ago. But the hurt still lingers. There are times, when I cannot sleep, that I start thinking. And we all know where that can go. Last night I couldn't sleep (surprise!) and the thought crept in. It was simple, I wonder how so and so is doing? Do you remember what they said to you? And then the hurt. I can honestly see that person again and love them dearly. I really do, but the hurt, well, it hurts. So last night I made captive my thoughts. I said "NO! I will not go there!!" And I didn't. Instead, I captivated the good thoughts and I loved on that person in my mind. So much so that I was missing them.

My mind does wander a lot. And if you read this, you realize that so does my writing. So I will leave you with my pastor's facebook status from yesterday. As many of you may know, his son was killed tragically a few weeks ago. He was 19 and on his way to his first year of college. So, when you think of me, please pray for my pastor, Steve Berger, and his family. Here are his words:

I've been to rock bottom, and I want you to know, there is a firm foundation there in Christ! Our families love and thanks goes out to the entire Body of Christ. God bless you all!

Love you all!!