Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Life



You are welcome to use this picture for your encouragement on your
blog, if you like. Just put that it is from Prairie Flower Farm please.

Good day ladies, life can change in a moment for any of us. Yesterday I was working on an order for a Market bag and I got a call from "Meals On Wheels." I knew the lady on the other end of the phone and she said, "I cannot get your Dad to wake up". My heart sank and the adrenaline started going through my body. We have been caring for my Dad who has emphysema and I know one day he will not be with us, but I don't think you are ever prepared. My Phil and I dropped everything and drove into his place. By that time he was awake. He is on oxygen 24/7. We ended up taking him to the doctor and long story short the ambulance had to take him to the hospital at a bigger town close by. He is doing lots better, but as some of you know who take care of their parents, it is a huge responsibility. You have want to make good decisions for them. When I got home I was a little down. That was because I was so tired and it was late. A lady can do that right? Take a little time out to be sad. I was very grateful though to the Lord. He had given us wisdom in a time that we really needed it.

I decided to see if anyone had signed up for our Cookbook Book Bag Drawing. As I was looking my computer told me someone had just left a message. The email was from Sharon from The Shepherds House (go see her blog, please). She was wanting to order a kleenex holder and tea cozy. She also said at the end of her email,"Sweet blessings to you." Now when you are down that is so precious to hear from someone. I answered her email and she wrote back and said, "May the Lord bless you and give you His wonderful peace." What a blessing!!!! I guess what I am trying to say, is we never know what a little encouragement can do for someone. I soooo want to make a difference in someones life, if they come to read my blog. That is my prayer. I was the one encouraged last night. It was just like God to give his weary servant a blessing of kindness. If anyone today, needs encouraged, know that if you set your mind above He will encourage you always at the right time. He just may use another blogger to do that. Thank you Sharon for being that little bit of sunshine in my life last night!

Please pray for our family as we love "Poppa". It is time consuming and expensive to care for someone in the hospital. It is so worth it though. Pray for divine appointments. We would love to encourage someone at the hospital. He has blessed our family so many times as we have waited on Him to bring someone that needed a love from Jesus.

Please tell your friends about our giveaway. Only one week away!!!!! I am so excited to make the bag up. Design in my brain. How fun is that?

Here is a picture of the main piece of fabric for the Book Bag.

I love this piece of fabric! I have been waiting for some time to make it into something special. A Book Bag is perfect! Maybe it will be coming to live at your house!!!!!! Please sign up for the drawing, if you haven't done so yet. Thank you! Scroll down to post January 22 and sign up.
Blessings to you sweet ladies!
Linda

15 comments:

  1. I had to go through something similar with my mother..you are in my prayers...a tough place to be in, I know..stand firm and it will be ok with time.....God bless you

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  2. Linda, my prayers are with you regarding your Dad. You are always such a great encourager, and I pray that you too will receive oodles of encouragement and blessings at this time. Hugs! -Tammy

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  3. My husband and I have lost both our parents, so it was a tough 4 years, we lost them all in that time span. I love reading your posts and the words of encouragement. I try to stop and remember to thank God for the little things I do during the day and the ability to do them. My brother just had bypass surgery and today I was thinking how blessed my family is. We lost our parents but in the past years, I have had two sisters and my brother go through emergencies and God heard our prayers, I truly feel blessed today as I think of all the times he has been there and lifted them up.

    Debbie

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  4. Thinking of you sweet Linda! Your Father is in my thoughts and prayers along with you dear. Oh how we love our parents! Did you know you have changed my life for the better?! Through your blog I have gotten to know you, your talents and love for the Lord. You are always there for others and very giving. I have enjoyed my sweet purchases from you and the sweet "extras"! I feel so blessed to know Linda from Prairie Flower Farm!

    Thanks Bunches for your love and encouragement!

    Prayering for you and yours,
    Love,
    Maryjane

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  5. Hi Linda, I just want to send up prayers for your "Poppa".
    Lord we come to you in need of healing for "Poppa". You are the great Physician and have the power to restore health. If it is your will, return to him his wholeness and strength. Give this family patience during their pain and a cheerful spirit that lets others know that they are comforted by you. Help them remember that these trials are short and beyond today is a paradise. In Jesus name Amen!
    Sandy
    from loveyatostitches.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh Linda I'm so sorry your feeling this way. Your right though, a girl sometimes just needs a little time to be sad. I think it makes us appreciate our happy times all the more. I do pray that Poppa gains his strength and is able to bless you and the family with his presence until the good Lord calls him home. I've lost all 4 of my grandparents, and I know how hard it is to loose those you love so dearly. Remember to take care of yourself, while taking care of others.

    Your blog is a blessing to me for sure, as I love when you have an update. The fabric is so pretty, I just love that shade of green, what a lovely bag it will make.

    Take care sister,
    Amy

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  7. Dear Linda, I am so sorry. I am sad for you that you are having to face this painful time. I pray for strength and encouragement for you. Your little girl heart must be hurting at the thought of almost losing your Daddy today.
    I pray that you feel that hug from your Heavenly Father today.
    In His Grace,
    Sivje

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  8. We all need encouragement and it's such a simple, small thing to be able to do for others.

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  9. Linda I just emailed you about the flower thats on my blog. I will put something together and get that to you. It's really easy. The pattern is someplace online, but at the moment I'm not sure where I got it.
    Blessings and prayers!
    Sandy

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  10. So sorry to hear about your Dad! May God continually give you the grace you need day by day and moment by moment. HE loves you and cares for you and will NEVER leave you! How wonderful is that?!

    With Love,
    Camille

    Psalm 138:8

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  11. I'll be praying for your dad! I understand how hard it is! It's so awesome that we can encourage each other from so far away!

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  12. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. I was caregiver to my mom and I so understand the place you are. God was my strength during this time. Hold on tight to Him, He will hold you up.

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  13. Sweet Linda,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, but am thankful that he has you and your husband praying for him and looking after Him. I am praying for the Lord to heal your Father spiritually and physically and for Him to give you blessed peace knowing that He is in control :) God is faithful!!!!

    I love you sweetie!

    Sharon

    PS I am glad that the Lord used Sharon to pick you up and bless you! Thanks for sharing her link :)

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  14. I will be keeping you and your dad in my prayers, Linda. My parents live next door and my dad is not in the best health, so I understand that feeling of "what will the next phone call bring?".

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  15. I wish Bud and I could share your burden. I know you enough to know that it isn't a burder, but it is alot of work. Thank you so much for careing for PaPa like you do. We do appreciate your precious service. All of you.

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