I decided to stop in for a visit to my old blog...
I honestly have not know what to do with it. I enjoy blogging and all the fun stuff associated with it but life has been so confusing lately.
But after thought and prayer I have made some conclusions:
If I do not write, I might explode... it seems I have so much to say. Perhaps some of it will be personal and some will be about projects and decorating.
(and certainly there will be pictures of the cute grand-baby!)
I have started a CaringBridge page to let friends and family know what is going on with Thomas. I will share that link at the end of this post, for anyone that is interested.
God has, as usual, been teaching our family so many things, He is good to do so....
I have been learning to rest and stay in Him as I walk these days, trying to balance all of my responsibilities.
I have had to learn to be less "busy". As mothers, wives and women who work, we can get very busy, but I am (trying to ) learning how to be purposeful about the things I do. I have a habit of getting terribly crazy busy in order to avoid the worries of life.....not so good. We must rest as well and I suppose this have been a season of rest for me. I have completed projects and enjoyed crafting and other fun hobbies, but I let the pressure I was under to HAVE to do things go.
So today, for the hmmmm, say...... re-opening of this little blog I an going to share a project I created.
I LOVE chalkboards. Ben' s bedroom has one large wall, which we draw on together.
A large polar bear and moon, creation has been there since Christmas.
In my upstairs bonus space, (one of my fun but on-going projects) I have 2 large chalkboard walls.
I also have lots of pictures painted with chalkboard paint all over my house with which I am loving to write and practice lettering.
I have had to learn to let them go, you have to erase to get a new one.but
here are a few of the ones you never got to see!
My summer boards.
I cannot erase the one on the right.
I know it is hard to see but it is
2 Corinthians 3: 16-17
and lastly my Christmas board
from Isaiah but greatly inspired by pintrest.
I have been finding a lot of comfort in God's Word and in music. Some nights I have a little trouble sleeping, .
You know how it is. It seems when you lie down, no matter how tired you are, the worries find you...
I have discovered that if I listen to music (with my ear-buds) it helps. I have Pandora and many great stations. One night I decided to listen to my Sovereign Grace station, wow.... was I blown away! Every song seemed to be about God and His attributes.
It lifted my spirit.
Thus, I decided to take some of my favorite songs and make chalkboard printables.
This is from the Hymn, Before the Throne of God Above.
And this is one of my favorite verses, you know you should pay attention to something when you see it everywhere you turn.
That is what is happening to me, I suppose I'd better pay attention!
If you are inclined, feel free to take these and use them to encourage you :)
oh you thought I forgot.....
Alyssa and I spent an afternoon in front of a window with the baby. We got some stunning pictures. I will say that my daughter is quite the photographer, she makes her mamma proud..
Here is the link for our CaringBridge: