Monday, 12 August 2013

Celebrating Love

This past weekend my parents celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary. That is a very long time! I know couples who did not even make it to two years.....some who did not even clear year one! Now, my parents have not had the perfect marriage.....not by any means. They have had to endure their fair share of ups and downs, but, through it all, they managed to stay together. For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, they made it. 

I remember when they renewed their vows after 25 years of marriage. As I watched and listened to my parents repeat the vows that they said when they began their journey, I could see and feel that they meant something different. Each phrase was no longer a promise to commit to a life they had yet to live. Twenty-five years of hardships, happiness, trials, and triumphs where now the fuel that spoke of the testimony of the life that had lived, together. 

As they cross this new milestone, I can only imagine what they see when they look into each other's eyes. The love of God, which is the foundation of their love for each other, continues to have the capacity to carry them. This is the same commitment that I vowed to my husband 12 years ago and I know that, with God's grace, our children will have the privilege of hearing us renew our vows one day. I pray that they will see in our commitment to each other that marriage does work, love is worth fighting for, and that time revealed the true depth of our love to each other.

Mom and Dad, thank you for your inspirational love. 

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

I Love Babies!!

One of my favourtie things to make are cards...especially for babies :) As a mother, I often look back at the cards that were given to me at baby showers, our girls' baby dedications, their birthdays, and I remember those precious moments. I reminisce on the milestones that they have reached and I often end up wiping a tear from my face as I ask myself, "How did they grow up so soon?" So whenever I am given the opportunity to create a card for a baby, I think about making it extra special so that when that mother looks back on it, she too can experience one of those beautiful moments. 

This past weekend, my friend's sister dedicated her baby to the Lord and my friend asked me to create a card that she could give to her. Inspired by the shape and sweetness of this baby bottle shaped card by Vili's Art, I made a few changes and here is my final creation....

As an extra special touch, I decided to add a handmade envelope, complete with a photo of the little angel as the inside liner :)

Thanks for stopping by.....

"Children are a gift from the Lordthey are a reward from him." Psalm 127:3