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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

November 13, 2009

Stitching the Stress away...

Actually I am thinking about Thanksgiving while looking through this little cookbook by Gooseberry Patch. There are some great recipes in here!
This week has been a very rough week....and once again I am determined to hold steady on the ship of life as it is tossed and turned beyond my control.
At the beginning of the week we got word that my husband's incredible sister who is my age had a massive heart attack. He and his parent rushed to be with her up in the N. part of the state.
His parents decided to stay with her after her open heart surgery to take care of her.....so my hubby left and came home (we are 9 hours away). The next day my husband said he had a horrible feeling about leaving his parents there...away from all of us....that night after he left...his father had a heart attack and had to be put in the hospital~
Now my hubby and 2 of his sisters are up there with both heart attack patients.
Our world has been rocked....and we are obviously wondering what lies ahead.
I believe God is good, and does not take storms away but helps us weather the storm, also helps us navigate through the storm.
I am holding steady...praying....and holding steady.
When I am stressed I stitch, or hand sew....somehow it does seem to let the stress flow out of me....

I have no pattern, I started stitching little squares and then cutting tiny little wool pieces into Christmas things....a little wool cap, candy cane, the beginning of a cross stitch wreath...
I'm not sure how it will finish, but I am already liking the possibilities....

Thank you for your prayers,
"For He will give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways." Psalm 91:11


Simple Home said...

Oh Debbie, your family is in my prayers. I'm sure this has been hard on you, holding down the fort. I love how you keep your mind busy with the stitchery, it's turning out nicely. Let us know how everyone is doing.

Darlene said...

Oh Debbie, I am holding everyone in your family in my heart and prayers.♥

Robin Beck said...

My goodness Debbie! I will be praying for your whole family and healing for your sister and father in law.

Take care sweetie,


Kerrie said...

Dearest Debbie, We will be praying for your family! What a double Whammy you received! Your stress stitched items are just the best. I truly believe that adversity stimulates growth. God Bless you and yours, Kerrie

Julie said...

Oh, Miss Debbie -
I'm so sorry to hear that your family isn't doing well. I'm lifting you and your family up to our Heavenly Father in prayer.
Many Blessings,

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your stitchery is lovely! So sorry about all the stress in your family and the illnesses. I will pray for your family and for you.

Goosegirl said...

Debbie, I will be praying too. I like your stitching. I no longer cross stitch but instead I smock. But handwork is so soothing to the soul. You can pray and sing while doing handwork.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm sorry you are going through so much stress now. I am praying for your family. When I read this I thought of the old saying "When it rains, it pours!" I'm glad you have a hobby that is good therapy for you while you are waiting. I hope blogging is also good therapy to help keep you distracted from worrying, and to have your blogger friends praying.

God is good.


P.S. - The rose in your banner photo is just gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Wow, what a week for your family. I will say a prayer for all of you.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry your family is going through all that! Please keep us posted on their recovery.

Neabear said...

My goodness! That is too much for one family to be going through. I pray for healing for your family and also for strength for everyone. Take care of yourself too. Love how the stitching is turning out.

Suzanne said...

Praying for peace and strength for your family.

Cathy said...

Hi Debbie,

Happy Pink Saturday. I am sending prayers out for you and your family that all will be well again very soon.