Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A short day

Even though I wasn't lucky enough to receive one of the biggest blessings I feel you can receive in life, I've always considered myself truly blessed. I married my biggest blessing, but I've always considered the 2nd biggest blessing to be my niece. I love being an Aunt, I really enjoy seeing all of our nieces and nephews, whenever we are able too, which isn't often, but Kali has always been extra special. Maybe its because I heard her crying as I walked into the small town hospital, the morning she was born, or because I was able to spend quite a bit of time with her, when she was little, or maybe its because she is the only living niece on my side of the family. Whatever the reason, Kali has always been extra special to me, and I've always loved seeing her, the few times a year, I've been able to. I have so many blessings in my life, and I praise God for that!

I managed to scrap a page of the photo's I took of Kali when she visited us this last weekend. While trying to think of a title (which is the hardest part for me, alot of the time! *giggle*) I got to thinking about what a blessing she has been, so went with Our Beautiful Blessing for a title.

Kit Credit: My Earthy Treasures & a flower from Make it like a memory Both by Idgie

Today is just way to short, so I didn't manage two layouts, I think some of my late, late nights have caught up with me, cause I slept late this morning (even after going to bed early), later than I have for quite a while...I used to all the time, but the last few years its not been unusual to find me up early, even before 7 sometimes...which I would never have done willingly a few years ago. *giggle* Course having slept late, that means I don't have as much time as I need, to do things, so that's not good. Guess I need to try to get to bed before 1 AM more often. LOL I just don't do well on little or no sleep. Thankfully my wonderful DH let me sleep! :)

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you" (Ephesians 4:32).

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof" Proverbs 18:21

These two scriptures were quoted (along with others) by Hummie on her blog today, where she was talking about smack blogs, and how some scrappers love them. I have to admit, I've seen some of them, cause I wanted to go see what someone was talking about, but I don't like to see someone bashing someone else all the time, so I don't make a habit of it. Once in a while, I just have to check out a post, and then I wonder how people can be that way ALL the time. I know we all have trouble with it from time to time, but making a habit of it, kinda makes you wonder why those other people can't get their own lives, and stop worrying about what others do, or don't do, or what mistakes others make. Do they consider themselves so perfect, that they feel they have the right to point out every little mistake others make?

Forgiveness is something I struggle with, its always been a hard thing for me, so that first scripture spoke to me alot, and is one I need to remember more often than I do. I don't dwell on all the nasty things people do, but I find it hard to forgive them too. I've always have been that way. Its especially hard, if what I have to forgive, affected someone I love, not just myself. Death & Life is indeed held in the power of the tongue...death because stress can eventually kill..or the needless death of someones reputation, which is frowned on in the bible also.

I think the scriptures Hummie posted are all excellent, and great for life, or for what she was talking about, the online blogs that like to rip designers apart. I myself don't see the point in trying to destroy other designers, which is what it all comes down to, when you blast them on a blog that everyone sees. It wouldn't be worth it to me, to succeed at selling my product, at the expense of someone else. I don't consider the things I play around making as the best out there, but I have fun with it, and it does sometimes give me a little extra to cover some of the things I want to buy, which is great, since we have limited funds for "toys" which all my digital scrapbooking things are to me, cause they are so much fun. If God wants me to sell, I will, but I really don't think God would bless me if I went around trying to put down other designers all the time, especially since I know its wrong.

I personally love the blessings he has given me and hope to continue receiving them from time to time, so do my best to deserve them. I admit, I have way more blessings than I deserve, and am most grateful for that!

Well I better get busy, as I mentioned earlier, I have way more to do today than I should have, since I slept late, and haven't gotten enough of them done yet...and its after 3!! Sorry for the side trip I took today, I just read that post from Hummie and it was on my mind, so that's what I ended up rambling about today. LOL

I hope you all are having a great week! My love, is out side playing with water, washing my pretty truck, so I guess I should look a little more busy myself. *giggle*


  1. Scrounger9:37 PM

    Ok....ya had me ....right up until you said it was YOUR truck.
    No more Mr Niceguy.....

  2. What a nice thing to say about your niece... I am sure she is very touched. :D

  3. Wow...I was totally moved when I first read this, but did not have time to comment then...I am going to put it on my next blog post so others can read it!


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