Hello Stranger :)

I feel like a stranger to you all!  Sorry about that :)  You know how it goes... life gets busy, life gets kinda stressful and something has to give...  and that's been my blog lately!  Better that than something else though, right?
As I fight the busyness, my blackboard by our office/school room continually reminds me:

Well, I have a few things I'd like to show you...
before Valentine's day,  I received a package in the mail.  It was from a sweet friend of mine that I got to know through doing some design work for her.   Well, I had recently finished a project for her where I designed some V-day goodies... a note card and various labels...  some really unique items mixing a watercolor feel with a 1940s/World War II and airmail kind of theme... all in pale pink and gray.  She has really fun taste!   Anyway... she, in all her sweetness, sent me a package full of all the goodies she used my designs for!  Oh, it was SO FUN to see it all in place and looking so pretty :)

So I wanted to show you...  Thanks again Rosalyn-Sue :)

Oh, one more thing that I wanted to pass along...
I found this verse yesterday, and it just made me smile :)

"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. " Isaiah 40:11

If that isn't exactly what a tired and weary mom needs to hear...  He, my gentle and loving Heavenly Father, cares about our little ones and us moms.  He knows we need a little extra care and tenderness.  I'm soaking in that verse today :) 


You Are Loved... a free printable :)

Happy Valentine's Day!
Last night I was thinking about Valentine's Day and these lyrics from a song by Sanctus Real came to mind...

And I could never lose Your love to sickness
Oh I could never lose You to divorce
And there's no concept of abandonment
For I am safe within Your arms

And in this marriage of our hearts
There is no death do us part
For You are eternal
And I am eternally Yours
Oh I am eternally Yours
I am eternally Yours

Here's a link to the song... it's worth listening to today.  

There is so much that I could say, but I just want you to know that if  you know and trust Jesus Christ... then today should be the best Valentine's day ever :)  You have found a love unlike any other.  A love that will never disappoint or disappear.

People fail... husbands fail.  Family fails.
But God will never fail you...

I am just beginning to understand the relationship that God intended for us to have with him through Christ.  It's so hard to wrap my mind around his love in general... let alone the personal intimate love that he desires to have with me....  I am his.  He is mine.  Nothing can separate us... I am eternally his.

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,  neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Romans 8:38-39

"But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness." Psalm 86:15

"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  " 1 John 4:9-10
To help you celebrate and remember Christ's love for you... Enjoy a 5x7 little art print!

Print one for yourself and print another for someone who needs to know that they are loved!  (or for your daughter... 'cause the the print is super pretty and she needs to know that she's loved by the king as well :) )


And  I always love to know if you are planning to download one of my goodies... it just warms my heart :) ... So leave a comment!


V is One!

Tomorrow is my little V's birthday... I can't hardly believe it.  It really is true that each year goes by faster in parenting.  I feel like I just had him! 

Well, I'm going to be kinda busy tomorrow, so I thought I'd post his suitcase pictures today :)  My how he's grown...   He is such a joy and a blessings.  I never thought I could enjoy and adore a little boy the way I do.  God knew there was a part of my heart that ached for a boy, that I had no idea existed!  Praise God for his infinite knowledge that is so far above mine.  ... and Happy Birthday, Little Virgil.

Here are some of the other shots.... :)


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