Well here we are to Friday morning again already and honestly I can hardly believe it! Is it me or did this week go even faster then usual? And to tell you the truth since it was another hard, hard week for me I am not sure how that happened, as it seems as though HARD times crawl by usually. Maybe just another way our God is merciful. Like before [same situation....continuing problem] I am not at liberty of discussing what has been going on but I can say this. Sometimes the mistakes we make in this life just have LONG term repercussions and irreversible consequences. There is no quick and easy fix, and sometimes we just have to accept that the asking for or the granting of forgiveness is not something that is always easily done. In reality most times BOTH are very difficult. I have experienced all of this the hard way. I will admit that it is me looking for the forgiveness this time, and tell you as well that usually for me it is the other way around. It is MUCH easier I think to forgive then it is to WANT it and to understand it may take a while to receive it. It is definitely harder when you know your heart was in the right place, and yet it doesn't change the wrong that was done. My sorrow has been somewhat overwhelming. And yet, as always in my life how grateful I am for a forgiving and loving God who stands by me and strengthens and carries me through hard times. That we receive His forgiveness just for the asking, and there is no question as to rather or not we deserve it. We don't...plain and simple. And yet out of His great love He grants it willing and with no remembrance of past mistakes. I have hung on to several scriptures this week that have brought me comfort, but this one in particular brought great peace and hope.
Isaiah 1 - 3 "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. For I AM the Lord your God."
I have kept myself busy [always good medicine for me!] and have completed all the stitching for the envelopes of the second advent calendar. I will begin hot gluing the numbers on it today and the little bows. Meanwhile I have decided to make little trick or treat bags for the New Mexico grands as well and got all the materials I needed for that project yesterday. Today I am going to take Jeffie and Cody for one last summer outing with grandma as school starts for them on Monday, and I am looking forward to spending time with their sweet little selves.
I just have to show you one little video of Sam and Luke. Sam is very patiently TRYING to show little brother Luke how to blow on a harmonica. Grandma saw herself in little Luke, lol. It was how I reacted unfortunately every time I couldn't get my embroidery machine to work right, lol. Kind of a like a 2 year old, lol. Persistence paid off eventually Melody said for Luke as he stuck to it no matter how frustrated he became until he had it down. Maybe a little stubborn like grandma too, lol
Hope you all have a good week-end, and experience and see God's love and peace all around you! Blessings, Debbie