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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.

June 14, 2010

Don't let a storm dictate your destiny...

Pray for God's destiny~
We had a miracle with a couple of our children~ The oldest was born and not expected to live....the first night Doctors gave us a very hopeless report.....that he may not live through the night...and it never came to pass....
he just graduated from college, is happily married and is in the ministry. The second one from the get go we were told had a myriad of health issues...every doctor visit was dreaded because of things we would hear.
We were told he probably had Lymphoma, would never see normal, was unhealthy, wouldn't have a normal life~
Not one thing the doctors said came to pass.
Early on in our children's lives we decided we would pray for them~safety, protection...and that they would serve God....successfully...fervently.

We prayed that they would fulfill God's destiny for their lives and that their lives would not be cut short....
we taught them to navigate through difficult waters...
and not to let a storm dictate their direction in life.

Cardiff by the Sea~we named our son Cardiff, it means strong fortress by the water....
Here is my 21 year old fortress, one of my blessings, with his little sister, no sickness, very healthy, absolutely amazing....couldn't ask for a more wonderful son....he has learned to navigate well through rough waters.
He is currently heading up a missions team in Paraguay and loving it. Thank you God for not listening to the Doctor either.

Don't ever let anyone but God dictate your kids destiny~you pray and get the gameplan. Then like a coach you tell your kids....this is how we are going to play the game....

One more little thing~

I love June 14th, Flag day, because I married Mr. Farmer that day 30 years ago. With my 30 years and his 30 years of marriage sometimes it feels like 60 years! buwahahahaha....
Seriously I love this man....yes he makes me gather eggs, throw hay to the sheep (and yes I have my makeup on by then) and chase the sheep, I won't say what other chores I have had to do for the faint of heart who may read this....but there have been a few yucky things I as his farmer sweetheart have to do.... But all in all I am madly in love(mad and in love) with this guy! And I am grateful for the day I literally heard God speak to me! And say! "This is the one!" Oh yes I did! My heart swooned! His family laughed hysterically the first time I helped him plant a garden in my little designer jeans and makeup....
You know what they say about women with no makeup? Every barn looks better with a coat of paint! Buwahhahahahahaha




Darlene said...

Morning Debbie,

What a wonderful post. Your children are all so beautiful.

Happy Anniversary!!!! I am laughing at the 30+30 =60 cause I am right there with you and it DOES seem like it has been 60 years sometimes!!! Hope you have a great day.♥

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh Debbie

This post about your children gave me goose bumps. I had know idea! So glad that God chose a different path for you all than what the doctors did.

And 30years?!!! Happy Anniversary to you and the Farmer! Enjoy many happy more!!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Debbie!!!In September we celebrate our 30th too! LOVE your words about your children...just beautiful and so very true.
Thank you so much for these words.."Don't let a storm dictate your destiny." We have to put it all in God's Hands and just hang on!
Your post was a blessing to me today.
Enjoy each moment of your lives together.

Blessings and Hugs,

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Lylah Ledner said...

very awesome post...you go girl! love that quote about not letting a storm dictate your destiny! way cool...and blessings on you!!!!!!!!!

Karen said...

What a wonderful posting. Happy Anniversary! And how blessed you and your husband are to have such healthy and beautiful children.
God is good!
Have a wonderful week.
Ladybug Creek

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Happy Anniversary....ooh...my hubby and I would be 74 years combined!! I got your precious box of goocies today. Thank you so much...and you do know what my favorite was don't you??? I LOVE the clothesline!!! So sweet.

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Happy Anniversary!

And, as you well know, miracles are everywhere. Ours was 7 weeks early and weighed less than 4 pounds. He's now nine years old ... strong, healthy, and big for his age.

Thanks for the reminder ... from one lucky mama to another.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!! Wishing you another 30 years...then it will be 60!!
Mr.D and I will be married 31 years in September...sure doesn't seem like that many years have gone by. I knew he was the one and I would tell everyone that he was the one, that he would marry me and that he just didn't know it yet!1 And I was right about it.
Have a great week.

Donna said...

Happy Anniversay to you. So glad to hear your son is fine and is doing such good work.


Simple Home said...

Happy Anniversary Debbie! 30 years is wonderful. I loved reading about your children and how God protected and led both you and them.

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Susi said...

Hello Debbie,
many thanks for your kind words.
I am very impressed that you found me and I get a comment from the USA. I'm very happy about it. I will now look once in your blog. Many many greetings from beautiful Bavaria. Kisses Susi

K-Sue said...

What a strong post! Such an encouragement to someone, I'm sure, who is in the middle of a storm.

Happy annversary.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your children are so beautiful, and you are just a darling couple! Happy anniversary!! I just adore your sense of humor!