"Dear God" I cried, wept within my deep. "Dear God all I want is a Man that loves you and a home of my own. Not a religious man" That was over 25 years ago.
I saw him that day, Or should I better yet say He saw me from across the room. We were in a Bible Study together. He, had been praying for a wife a woman all his own to love and care for. There I was within his sight and I intrigued him. He spent weeks trying to contact me and discover who I was. It was the day I sat in the very front row that he saw me. He was awaiting the end of the service so that he could come up to me to introduce himself. Then it happened the alter call and I had been ushered off to a room for prayer. He stood a sentinel at the door and waited for an eternity to see me. That day closed for him without meeting up with me.
We did meet up with more amazing detail than I can begin here to tell.
We met and He as a friend sold his motorcycle to take me to a dentist for I held the grand canyon within my mouth. It was when he took me out of the dentist chair and told him off for looking "there". He found another dentist to take me too. Then He set up an apartment to help me start. I had left the house I lived in before with a backpack and a quarter to escape what was there.
We dated each day and saw it clear that if we were to stop our selfs from going too far we were to wed. Marry we did it was only within a month of knowing each other. WE set a date in two weeks time a dress a backyard wedding, cake, flowers and hair. My parents were flown in from different corners of the states, and my fist father gave me away. My mother helped me with my hair.
This man, that loved God, swept me up and took me there to a place of immaculate kindness. We spent our first years healing and he was tender to me as tender a persons love could ever be. We purchased our second home four years into our marriage and spent another 16 years there. He gave me my life back this man that loved God. He kept me from pitfalls of religion and zealous piety that leads to condemnation.
We traveled our state, I flew a kite for the first time. He (this man that loves God) gave me a childhood that I had never had. He lifted me up as to where I should be. Sacrifices, he made, because of the needs that were met were countless.
We started a family in a most unconventional way, He humbled himself to where he knew he should be. We have grown together, healed together and challenged all the things that life can bring. We have fought, as ONE, many dangerous battles threats and life scares. He has purposely given me back everything within his power that the thief of life had taken away.
I prayed for a man that love God ,not a religious man.
He is my beloved and I am His and his Banner over me is Love! I love his face in the morning light the way he comforts me when I feel a fright. He has changed the way I see myself through the reflection in his eyes of love. I am delighted to say I have know love unconditional! I am for him and he is for me! His fatherhood to our young ones is a great blessing to me. He reads to them nightly sense day one. His is the bed time routine so I can have a moment to rest. How fun he is a Daddy to see him show them the wonders of science, math and history.
We would love a date night but even so. Each day is a romance of reality. It is not like a fictional account to titillate some arousal of a deadened lust. For this life is real a history of our lives. Hardships we have known more than most folks share we have remained FOR each other. We have fought but never to each others demise. We fight against and for freedom and what is right.
My man that loves God has kept us safe from many religious snares that could divide.
This man that I love is God's gift to me and I treasure his soul always longing for it to be totally free. For we all have our hardship, wounds and battles to face, but I with this man by my side have won is life's marriage race.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Ok part two here we go
This is the spool of thread at the end of the project. My God supplies all of my needs!
I'm learning how to do these posts.
Come around to the curve include the seam allowance this gives a sure pocket to stay to the front of the finished garment
Im having a problem composing it so if any one cares to know the details or to ask any questions just post a comment. Ill be glad to explain
Sew all inseams togeather x*
Quiet on the stage our next performer...Fun for play dates
The old Silly Dance to the auto key board Lots of Belly laughs.
Water balloons with friends!
Chirstmas in July
Sewing Christmas Stockings for the Salvation Army We all showed up with Machines, Irons and Rotary cutters to do some fun Community work.
Everyone shared a dish or a beverage. I made some homemade Lemon Aide.
We had a buffet lunch afterward.
We had the room for two hours.
So many wonderful women!
We finish 170 Stockings and had several partials
that would be taken home to finish over the summer.
Hands of all ages were there to love through their works and acts of kindness.
Show me your faith... :)
Look into your local chapter to see if you can find a group. It has offered me a great sense of affiliation. I have been so encouraged to keep my skills alive. We have show and tell and thats so fun. Folks have all different skill levels and interest.
Friday, July 6, 2007
For so many years now I have had the privilege of receiving therapeutic interventions for my children. Both of my kids have a litany of special needs. These are two amazing, Sweet, Wonderful children that I love and adore.
Dash Hawk manages,
Has deformities of the throat
Recovered from Rickets, Hypothyroidism
possible Ushers Syndrome (this is the scary one for me)
Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Fine motor impairment
Little Dove Manages,
A.D.I.D. (Attention Deficit Inactive Dysfunction)
Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Cognitive Social Dysfunction (this is the scary one for me)
We have walked so many halls. Years ago when Little Dove came home she was 8 months old could not move, swallow or even lift her her head. she weight 14 pounds at 8 months. We went to therapy for two years 3 times a week , 15 miles one way.
Dash hawk came home after the towers came down. He languished until he was 10 months old. He had rickets, hypothyroidism, parasites internal and external. He weighed 14 pounds at 10 months of age. He has had two surgeries and faces a possible one in the fall, however that looks a little more promising for he is really working had right now to teach his plait to close. We drive to the city 2 times a week 26 miles one way. The bills are covered as long as we don't make too much money (Gods irony) :)
We have worked with over 100 professional adults in the medical community, many have seen the wonders that God has performed in these two young lives!
This has been an often lonely road for me. It has been a very challenging road for all of us. We have use up our financial resources and yet God still has made a way for us to get the help Dash Hawk needs. We will be retuning both kids to Occupational therapy soon. Dash Hawk goes to CRS ST. Joe's 2 times a week. WE spend up to 4 hours for a 1/2 appointment and I am grateful.
For all you Mothers out there with Special needs Children you have my respect, prayers and encouragement. This is the highest calling the greatest honor. Remember that God is an instant away. Remember also to take care of yourself too. I neglected that and regret it now that I am out of shape and tired. Remember too to please say a prayer for me. I need wisdom beyond measure. Strength and endurance too. I appreciate your comments and encouragement. I am doing this blog to keep balance and remember who I am too. I love so much. It is really fun FUN to share my knowledge with you.
Cup cakes for the 4th of July
a happy child with the frosting batters (never let your kids eat the cake mix raw. It can contain sal manilla's(sp?) food poisoning) Raw eggs are a no no. I use organic, free range. They have not been irradiated. Canola oil is the oil of preference.
Fresh butter, powdered sugar and soymilk with Raspberry food flavoring! yum!
I use a large cake board, you can find these most places that sell cake supplies even a Wal-mart.
Cover it with foil tape it.
NO LEFT OVERS :)
Older women likewise teach the younger women...
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)
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- I prayed for a Man #1
- Fake Photo Hunt
- Making shorts (x4) for Dash Hawk (part TWO)
- Summertime fun with the kids.
- American Sewing Guild Phoenix Chapter, Scottsdale ...
- Sox for Little Dove
- Quilted windows
- Raising kids with Special Needs
- Cup cakes for the 4th
- Thirteen things I love about Summer in the Desert
- Mommy Daughter manicure.
- The Flag touched the ground! Lift the Standard!
- Freedom isn't free!
- A Life Uncommon: Wordless Wendsday
- Wordless Wendsday
- Sox for Little Dove
- Summer fun Ideas with kids
- Making shorts (x4) for Dash Hawk (part one)
- Summer friut in the suberbs :)
- Bridge toTerabithia
- The gift America!
- Theola has bubbled up to the suface.
- A great big thank you!
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By Maya Angelou
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!
Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.
- A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
- The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
- Return with Honor
- The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
- "HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS"
- “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
- "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
- "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"
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This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."