Monday, February 20, 2012
~Monday Blessings and Prayers~
Those of you who regularly read my blog, know how important I feel prayer is. I know I couldn't get through life without it. I don't know how anyone can. If I can get even one person to realize the power of prayer....this blog has been a success.
That being said, since the pieces in my jewelry designs are so very sentimental, it comes with many happy stories shared by my customers....and many sad ones. Although the happy seem to outweigh the sad, life is such a mixture of both. I believe God meant us to have the sad times so that we would have a greater appreciation of the happy ones.
Last week was a real rollercoaster of those times. One of the happy ones was from a customer who had lost her cat, Margotte. She had a special Pet Remembrance necklace made. She emailed me that she loved the necklace....but will put it aside, as Margotte miraculously showed up at her door. She had been gone for so long, that she had given her up as being dead...or frozen in the winter tundra around her home!
The sad ones included people losing one or both of their parents, a sweet mother who lost newborn twins a day apart in mid-February, and ended with a mother who lost a 4-year-old to brain cancer. These are the ones that stay in my mind and heart for a very long time. I always add them to my prayer list.
Visiting mom in the alzeimer's unit is what keeps the things in my everyday life in perspective. The people there are all like you and me. They're all different ages....sexes, nationalities. All living in their own state of heaven or hell...depending on the severity of the disease. It's impossible to leave there knowing that for today, I am very blessed. I can walk on my own, take care of my own necessities, chew and swallow food...and I can remember to thank the Lord each and every day for the trials and tribulations He has put in my life. I hope each of you do, too~
Rosie and I are off to the studio. We have a whole new stack of orders, many that need to hit the PO early tomorrow morning to make it to their destinations on time. Have a Blessed Day, wherever you are in the world~