Today I'm sharing the second of the two cards I made for the Scrapbook News & Review feature back in April. It's Divine Design day, too, a day set aside each month to share a papercrafting project that helps us commit more of God's Word to memory. (I haven't played along in a while.)
I don't share a lot of personal stuff on my blog, but I am today - a little Sunday sermon of sorts. The week before last, I had a particularly tough week. I was cranky, stressed out, and feeling especially frazzled trying to keep up with my super curious, strong-willed, tw0-year-old mess-maker. You know it's bad when it's only Tuesday and only 9:30 in the morning at that, and you're already silently vowing to yourself, "I will not yell at anyone today, I will not yell at anyone today, I will not yell at anyone today." Have days like that? Weeks like that?
Many years ago, when I was similarly frazzled by my now-8-year-old (is it a boy thing? my dd was so EASY), I happened upon a wonderful devotional that I can't even think about without choking up. It spoke that powerfully to me. It was an excerpt from Cheri Fuller's Quiet Whispers from God's Heart for Women, and it had to do with feeling like your days as a mom of young children are like stringing beads all day only to find out at the end of the day that you forgot to tie a knot at the end of the string. I can relate ... beds that are made get slept in, floors that are swept clean get spilled on, toys that are picked up get strewn around again. The week before last, I needed God's gentle reminder (through re-reading this devotional) that by serving my little ones, I am serving Him. This is a season, and one that will pass far too quickly. I am so blessed that I get to make beds, fold clothes, prepare meals, clean up spills, pick up toys, wipe runny noses, etc. - though those things may not always look or feel like blessings at the time. I never want to take for granted this amazing responsibility God Himself has given me - being mom to these three precious children of mine.
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Stamps: Scripture Collection I (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Prismatics card stock, K&Co dp, Stampin' Up Always Artichoke, Papertrey Vintage Cream
Ink: Stampin' Up Always Artichoke
Accessories: May Arts satin ribbon, Michael's brad (wedding section), Kaiser Craft adhesive pearls, yellow flowers (Michael's floral dept), Martha Stewart punches, Spellbinders dies, sewing machine, paper piercer, foam adhesive