I don't believe I've ever thought to thank you, God, for this wonderful friend. I do thank you for creating her and letting her enrich my life this way. Thank you for all the months we've known each other and the confidences and hope and troubles that we've shared.
Thank you for the understanding we bring to each other, for the patience we have with each other's faults, for the advice, and even the scoldings
we are able to give each other without either of us taking offense.
Thank you for the help we have been to each other, in this way, and so many more. Thank you that because of her I am a better, happier person and that she has grown as a person too because of me.
Thank you that she would give me anything in her power, time, money, work, possessions, encouragement, sympathy, whatever my need and that she knows I would be as quick to respond to whatever her needs might be.
Thank you that we can laugh together, cry together, rejoice together. When we do come together it is always the same.
Lord, bless and keep her, this person you fashioned and filled with qualities that have meant so much to me. Thank you, Lord, for my friend.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exhange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. If you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
~~ George Bernard Shaw ~~
If you came home and found a strange man teaching your kids to punch eat other and trying to sell them all kinds of products, you'd kick him immediately out of the house. But, here you are, you come in and the TV is on, and you don't think twice about it.
Prayer of Devotion
Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ, For all the benefits thou hast won for me, For all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me. O most merciful Redeemer, Friend, and Brother, May I know thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, And follow thee more nearly: For ever and ever. Amen.
Often we try to blame friends for treating us badly or not providing the love we need. But, ultimately, we are responsible for loving ourselves enough that our friends can't help but love and respect us, because we won't tolerate anything less.
Jo-Ann Stores and Joann.com are hosting a month long sewing party. View a new sewing project every day at Pinterest during the month of September.
National Sewing Month is the official host for the month. There are free projects, educational articles, and how-to directions for the whole month.
2012 National Sewing Month Sew for the FUN of It! Contest
What do you consider a fun sewing project? Is it a new party outfit, a bed for your dog, or a wild & crazy shower curtain? This year, NationalSewingMonth.org is sponsoring a contest. No categories, no limitation - sew what YOU consider fun. Check out all the rules and guidelines here.
The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month "in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation."
Get Involved in National Sewing Month
- Teach a family member or friend to sew.
- Volunteer your time and teach sewing to a local youth organization, like Girl Scouts or 4-H Club.
- Join your local chapter of the American Sewing Guild.
- Take a class at a your local craft store.
- Create your own sewing circle of friends - it's fun to sew with others.
Please share your crafts/sewing projects by sharing a link via the comments section.
- Classical Music Month
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Fall Hat Month
- International Square Dancing Month
- National Blueberry Popsicle Month
- National Courtesy Month
- National Piano Month
- Chicken Month
- Baby Safety Month
- Little League Month
- Honey Month
- Self Improvement Month
- Better Breakfast Month
28 Native American Day (Fourth Friday of the month)
Thanks to so many that have left me comments and personal emails regarding my whereabouts. I appreciate all the concerns. Sadly, my health has taken a big turn for the worse this past year. Also, since I started homeschooling my children (and remember, I am single mother) it has been very difficult to find time for me and things I want to do.
But, here I am.
I have LOTS of family news, book reviews, Christmas ideas, quotes & 'other thoughts of the day," health updates, and all kinds of cherished thoughts to share with you.
Please accept my sincere apologies for being MIA. Now onto blogging...