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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.

July 8, 2020

Holding Steady

Hey everyone! I hope you are doing well.   We are. holding steady. Our granddaughter is facing a bone marrow transplant (due to Leukemia  diagnosis) and we are rearranging our home for the aftermath. Cleaning, setting kids rooms and furniture apart. It is doable. And we are grateful she will be home afterwards and not in the hospital where most of this year has been spent.
So what do you do during hard times? I keep my faith strong. I listen to good messages, sermons, podcasts to keep my inside strong. It is important to anchor during a storm and that is what we have been in. 

My granddaughter is loving miniatures. I love that.  I have been having her watch YouTube videos how to make miniature foods using polymer clay. She is doing pretty good. I brought clay to the hospital when I stayed with her a few days and we made little miniature cakes and pies and s'mores! I brought them home to bake for her. She uses the miniature food for her Barbies. It makes her very happy and I love thaT!

One thing I love is old quilts, old vintage furniture, old linens, embroidered pillowcases.
For me those things bring comfort. They aren't just laying around but they are in hutches, on shelves, in cupboards...etc.
I also use them when creating miniature furniture items under Ribbonwood Cottage in my Etsy shop. But it started at home.
Other things I routinely do now is have devotions in the morning, filling my heart with good words. Then during the day I am careful what I watch and listen to. I love the news, but I have actually cut back  on the amount! Haha...so much is happening I don't want to miss anything.

The good thing is I love to work, love to sew, love to stitch, love to create. My secret is I have a ziploc bag with me constantly that holds little stitchery projects. It can be pulled out anywhere, doctor visits while waiting, and lately the hospital where my granddaughter is, I stitch. It is calming. But not completely. Underlying is always the concern for our granddaughter and getting treatment for Leukemia. We are hopeful.  And we have also seen some wonderful answers to prayer even on the darkest of days.

Last thing is - I try to always focus on the good. Scriptures help immensely. Helping others - helps immensely. Simple but true.  I hope you are doing well!


Debbie Booth

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