Thursday, December 31, 2009

End of Year Post


Well here we are at the end of another year. It seems as if time flies the older you become which is ok by me. I debated on whether to write a closing out the year post this year as we have had so many hard days behind us. Then I decided that even though this has been a rough year on us, it has also been a year of miracles for us. And not all days and months have been hard or sorrowful ones for us.  As a family we have had some wonderful times along the way this year and as stated in previous posts we had three miracles in one day! We have been truly blessed even during the hard and trying weeks before and during the Christmas holidays. This year has been one of laughter as well as tears that has caused me to reflect on how blessed I truly am. Even in the midst of tragedy God has still been good to my family.  I love this verse from the Word of God:
Romans 8:28

28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

We may not know why we go through a certain situation, but I do know that God is always there directing our steps and giving us comfort when we need it the most.

I want to thank each and every person who has left me wonderful comments not only during our loss of the past week, but all through the year when you post on my work or family issues that I blog about. I read them all and really appreciate them. I try to answer back when possible.

For those of you who commented here or emailed me about our recent loss, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your kind words and the prayers you have sent up for my family. They have helped not only me during this hard time, but my daughter as well.

I do have some good news to share with everyone. My sister was able to bring Mike home before Christmas! Which is such a blessing. He is bed bound and has to have an ambulance to go to Dr. appt. but at least he is home and recovering. It will be another six months before he can put any weight on his hips or feet due to the injuries he sustained in the accident. He grows stronger with each day and only has a couple more drainage tubes from all the surguries to be removed! We thank God daily for what He has done in our family. Mike is upbeat and looking forward to the upcoming new year. Hopefully this next year will see him up and walking by Christmas of 2010. I will continue to update his progress here from time to time.

I have participated in many swaps and rr's this past year and have made many new friends along the way. I am looking forward to the new year and know that all is well and in Gods' hands.

To all my friends in cyber space thank you for your friendship and may this new year be full and prosperous for you. May your quilting and crafting muse be better than ever and challenged in this new year to greater heights. May your homes be blessed and filled with much happiness in the upcoming year.

God bless each of you and have a very Happy New Year!


Monday, December 21, 2009

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory
"Payton Ryan Davis"

December 20th, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Heavy Heart

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. I am once again asking prayer for my family. This is for my daughter who was expecting a son due in Feb.12th of 2010. The baby has died invitro and will be delivered stillborn this evening. Please keep Frostie and Brian along with their other two children in your prayers please. I will be taking a blog break until after the services for the baby are held sometime next week.

Payton Ryan Davis
Born:December 20th, 2009 7:20 am Died same

3lbs 14oz, 17 1/2"

Rest in the arms of Christ "Payton Ryan Davis" and know that you are loved by those you never got to meet. With all my love, Gran.

Thank you in advance for all your prayers,


Friday, December 04, 2009

Update on Mike

Hi everyone, it seems that I am always updating on Mike and no sewing, quilting. Well I will have a quilty post later on today sometime before midnight. Anyhow, about Mike, we thought he was going to get to come home today, but yesterday they had to do emergency exploritory surgery to find a problem causing him to swell. He looked like he was pregnant! Anyhow, they found that his feeding tube in his stomach did not seal and was leaking in his abdomen which was causing the swelling. They fixed it and now we wait. Talk about being dissappointed, both he and my sister were so upset. He has been through so much, now this. He will be in hospital for a while longer. But, at least they found it before he was sent home. Which will give time for a ramp and porch to be built onto their home for him. The hospital bed and hoist was delivered yesterday in prep. for his coming home. All the doors have to be redone to fit a wheelchair. He will be in a wheelchair for the next yr. or more. It will be six months before he can put any weight on either of his legs, so learning to walk will start after he can stand up on them and bear weight. That means he is going to be out of work for a long time and her job does not pay very much. Our family (that is my dh,dd and ds along with me) have decided to forgo gifts this year and will be giving the money we would normally spend to my sister and her husband as they need it more. We have already recieved the best Christmas gift this year in the life of my son being spared  with no major injuries in the accident. As a family we know what is most important in life and that is love and what you do with it. Christmas is a time of giving and each of us love to give, so what better way to show that love than to pool our money and give it to my sister and her husband who happen to be in need. We are so excited to be doing this and some of our other family members will be giving to them as well. We will present them will our gifts in the coming weeks and our deepist wish is that nothing else will go wrong and Mike will be home for Christmas where he belongs. So please keep him and his family in your prayers for a speedy recovery from this surgery. And again thank you to all who have been praying for Mike, we so appreciate it.

I will post a crafty blog later with photos of some things I have in process and some things I have recieved as well. I am also wanting to do Mike a lap quilt for his wheelchair if you have ideas of a simple pattern and size I would so appreciate it. Maybe I will make him a bed organizer as well to match his quilt. Have a great day and happy stitching!



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