Sunday, January 17, 2010

great idea...

(Thank you for your prayers and concern left in the comments on the last post. We appreciate them. We are doing just fine. Much better since we got a diagnosis, not knowing was worse than knowing. Life is good, God is faithful, all is well.)

To me a great craft project idea must have at least some of the following characteristics:
  • Must be simple enough to complete in couple of hours, tops!
  • I must already have some or most of the supplies in my posession.
  • I can't be able to simply purchase a close knock off inexpensivly.
  • It must be somewhat unique, something I haven't seen everywhere.

To me, this cute idea qualifies.

Don't you think?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The theme of my life always seems to be the same...
Trust in Him.
God is always giving our family new reasons to trust in Him. New circumstances in which there is simply no other reasonable option but to completely rely on His mercy, His care, His providence, and His wisdom, that He alone knows what we need.
This unexpected and most welcome pregnancy at "advanced maternal age" (boy, am I sick of hearing that phrase) would be a good example of that.
Over the last few months our son has had some health issues. He has had some major tests done and we finally have a diagnosis. He has kidney disease. Its been a somewhat exhausting process. One where I definitely have not been doing my best trusting. Our son is handling it all quite well.
There is no cure for this disease. He is strong and healthy now. It is one of those things where you simply don't know what the future will bring--whoever does...
I think the doctor is still scratching his head trying to figure out how our ds18 and dd17 both have two completely different forms of non hereditary kidney disease. It doesn't make sense, at least to us humans, God has a plan, this I am sure of.
More trusting today... He left for college this morning after being home for Christmas break. This time he leaves having a potentially serious, chronic illness.
I know from past experience that there is great peace in the land of total surrender,
that's where you'll find me because that's where He wants me...
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not;
In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6