Sunday, May 11, 2008

I have to say that the last week or so has been one of the toughest weeks I've had in a long time.  So many changes and so much uncertainty about what we should do.  I had to get out to work in my garden today to clear my head.  I am amazed by all of the caring friends and family that my husband and I have who have offered information and help with the challenges we are facing.  Most of all, I'm grateful for my faith.  I don't know where I would be without it.  There's a scripture in 1 Peter that talks about the trial of our faith being more precious than gold.  My dad told the scripture to me a while ago as I was going through some of the decisions I had to make with my MS meds and I've thought about it here and there.  I'm sure he didn't know how much of an anchor it would be me now.  I am grateful for my good family.  They are always there when we are going through hard times.  :)   

I have some brag book templates for you today.  I started a new sketch challenge and you can pick them up at GDS for the challenge:

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 You can get them here!

There's also a store wide sale for mothers day at GDS.  The entire GDS store include my entire store will be 25% off on Sunday only!

You can get this template free for participating in the Sketch Challenge:

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I hope you have a great Sunday!

7 comments:

shawnyrvr said...

Sure is good to hear from you and hear that your Faith is keeping you strong and that you have people willing to help you through it all. Will continue to keep your family in my prayers. Love & Blessings!!! Shawna

Jody said...

Your faith will give you the courage and strength each day. My prayers continue to be with you.

I love BBs so will try this challenge. Hmm wish the posting bonus was more BB templates. LOL

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

I'm so glad to here from you today. You have been in my thoughts and prayers every morning when I check your blog and didn't see an update. I didn't want to write then and make you more overwhelmed. Hope you are feeling better and have a very blessed Mother's Day.

Christie said...

It's good to hear from you. I'm glad your faith is helping you through this time. Thanks for the templates. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Myxi said...

Happy Mother's Day! It's so good to see you back. I have been concerned about you.
I've always known that if God takes you to it, he will bring you through it. Faith is a wonderful thing to have, keep it and you will win any battle.
Thanks for the bragbook pages, I'm gonna see what I can do with one of 'em.

Melanie aka Mom_of_5 said...

Happy Mother's Day, Andrea! Just to let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Just keep nourishing your faith with hope and positive influences! When life gets "interesting" you can always depend on your loving family to be there for you, as you have always been a great support for us! Through it all just depend on a loving Heavenly Father who is always aware of our needs and will give us comfort and guidence as we earnestly seek Him. Love you dearly, Mom xoxoxo

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