My sweetie brother who is a year under me just drove down our country lane to drive back to Nevada with his families belongings, that they have stored at our farm. Our lives have been lots of hellos and goodbyes over the years. I really like the hellos, but the goodbyes are very hard for me. My brother happens to be one of the funniest guys I know, besides our oldest son Jason. The Bible says, "laughter is a good medicine." We laughed and laughed during his stay for 5 days and that was good. Now he is on his way back to his home. I am sad today, not that I am not grateful. Its just that I know it will be some time before I see him again. That is the hard part. So....... today since I am done with the first fabric line I will take a break from art and go outside and get some gardening done. Hmmmmmm....... that will make my heart happy and I can just spend some time with my Jesus and pray for my sweet brother. He will be going over the Rockies and he is going to need prayer :< )
This morning my Phil read from Philippians 2:1-18 to our family before my brother left. One part that did stand out to me was in verse 1-4 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affections and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. I am thankful that my brother and I do have the fellowship of the Spirit, and our joy is complete by being of the same mind. It has not always been that way. Our family was not raised in a Christian home. Our parents did the best that they new and for that I am grateful. I could say more because there was lots of sadness, but I do believe with all my heart, that the Lord knew the home that I needed to be in. He did give me a choice of how I wanted to live later as I grew up and could make my own decisions on how I wanted to live. A lot of the things that were in our home, I chose to change when I started to raise my family. One of those was to have a Christ centered home. Not a perfect home, smile, that will be in heaven!!!
If you think of us today, please pray for safety for my brother and that I would be thankful for him that he gets to go home and see his precious family!!!!
Lots of ladies have been emailing me about where they can buy our fabrics. Well in certain Wal-Marts that have fabric they sell it. So many Wal-Marts closed down the fabric sections. Thought that was a bit strange! Hancocks and JoAnns fabrics also sell it. Yesterday when I talked to the president of the fabric company said that I can sell it also on our blog. Sooooo, as soon as some fabric becomes available I will let you know. My Phil and I will see what we can work out so you can maybe see the fabric designs before it comes out and then you could pre order. The one thing about fabric nowadays is that they order only a certain amount and that is it! We will definitely see how we can make it available! Tomorrow Wal-Mart will be looking at the fabric line we just finished. It is called, An Old Fashioned 4th. I am sooooo excited to show you. Turned out really fun! I hope they and you will like.
I am going to my garden and will enjoy this warm day they say will be in the 80's.
Love you all bunches and we are preparing for Easter to celebrate the New Life in Christ!