Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Outfitting a Princess

It was a relatively simple request.

"Mom, will you make a princess dress for me?"

One of the dear little girls at church was having a princess birthday party, and she invited my 16-year- old daughter to attend. What fun to go to a party dressed as a princess! Of course, I would do that. It had been a long time since I'd had the joy of sewing something for my little girl. For the last several years, she has had no interest in anything handmade.

We headed off to the fabric store and chose a pattern, fabric, and all the notions...including 22 eyelets! I am such a sucker! I had never done eyelets before, but I was determined.

It turned out to be such a blessed project. Challenging, yes, but also very rewarding. The result was a beautiful dress fit for a princess, my princess. The by-product was special time spent with my little girl who is now a young woman. I like her so much!

Friday, July 13, 2007

The View From My Window

It's a glorious new day with no mistakes in it yet. We are in a wonderful place in our lives. God has been so good to us. I confound myself time and again by my faithlessness. How can God continue to prove Himself to me over and over and yet I still lack faith in trying times? I have so many regrets, but I also have hope because His mercies are new every morning!

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning: great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:22-26 NIV

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for new mornings and for Your great faithfulness. Please help me to be more like you. Amen