This week has been full of ups and downs for me. I am so thankful that the Lord guides my path and that I listen.
I had created a quilt this week that was not what someone wanted- I was upset at first, then thought about the fact that it really fit my Grandma June- what was perfect is that she is here in Texas visiting, so I got to drop that off last night. She opened the gift and said- wow reminds me of Sunshine and so much like you! Brought big tears to my eyes, still does thinking of it. What a memory The Lord created for us.
Today I wanted to get my DBA (doing business as license), I have been quilting for a while and feel like the Lord is really opening so many doors for me to continue to serve Him using my talents, enabling me to stay home- I have had three friends offer to go with me to get the paperwork done. Something always comes up, today was one of those days- I was discouraged at first then just prayed about it and called to find out if a closer location accepted forms, then printed a map and called my husband for better directions- so guess what I did it. I am officially Sunshine of Autumn Quilts for Montgomery County Texas. It really warmed my heart to know its official, also it wasn't so bad to do it alone, I overcame some social anxiety. :-)
I am thankful that the Lord is providing some last days with my Grandmother this week. I really am sad to think that this might really be the last time we see her, but I am so incredibly thankful to have her in my life, she is so full of love and giving and caring and just simply amazing. I will always treasure her beautiful smile and warm gracious hugs. For now I focus on today and Sunday. I am thankful that my children are getting to also spend time with her, usually I travel to Utah alone, this time she came here to Texas, with my Aunt and her husband to see my cousins new baby boy.
I am thankful also for the insight to do something amazing for someone special in my life. I have desired a greater deeper relationship with this person since I knew they were part of my life story. I will be honest that there were huge obstacles in the past that have prevented us to become close, however with those obstacles being torn down I am happy to know that there is a possibility for more in the future. My creation started yesterday afternoon and I finished the whole project at 3 am (this morning). It is simply amazing. I found the perfect bible verse for it and everything. I am also thankful that I will have an angel, someone I love, deliver this gift to this special someone. It will be so much more personal than mailing it. I pray that it is received with an open heart and that the Lord fully work in our lives for the better of all of our family relationships. Oh and I will share pictures once they receive their gift. Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.
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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer. 29:11