May 10, 2011

All Means All

 I got to celebrate Mother's Day at Anthony's restaurant near where our kids live.  
This was the view from the window.
Yes, it was a gray day. 
But we Northwesterners  choose to look at the bright side of the weather.
Notice the clouds reflecting in the water.
The evergreen and new-growth green of the slopping hillside.
The boats gently bobbing on the quiet water.
After brunch, we noticed a patch of blue sky and said,
"It's turning out to be a lovely day!"
By contrast, on Saturday our dogwood was glowing in full bloom during a sun break 
as I finished tying  my grandbaby's quilt.
Last Monday I secured  the edges with decorative machine stitching.
It's not perfect, but a whole lotta love went into each stitch. 
True Confession:  I chose Contemporary Christian instead of listening to Country music.
Decided that, as I worked, I'd note lyrics from the songs that spoke to my heart about God's plans for grandbaby's life.  More often than not, lyrics for these songs are based on verses from the Bible.
What better way to pray/sing blessing into his/her life?  
[Don't think that's possible with Country music.]
Yes, it took twice as long to tie the quilt, but it turned my nervous anticipation into peaceful joy.
And, TA DA!
Here's the result:
7 days before her due date!
As close to being a mommy on Mother's Day as a girl can be, without actually holding her baby.
We squinted happily at being together under the patchy blue sky.
Sweet DIL, DH, Son, moi, D#2, SIL
D#1 and other SIL were in Europe
This morning I read this:
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8
As I anticipate my daughter's labor and delivery, 
Jesus applied His Word to our circumstances this way:
"I will give her the gift of My grace in this, too.
Because I love her and her baby, 
they have My boundless provision of mercy and love to protect them.
For giving birth to this new little life is, indeed,
a good work!
So do not be afraid, O little [Karen],
for I myself will help [them].
{Isaiah 41:10}
To which I reply, "Thank You, Jesus!"
Grace, mercy, and love be to YOU today, too, friend.
Linking with
Ann at A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Monday.
This is a blog hop I whole-heartedly recommend.
The blogs I visit here are nearly always worthy of the time spent reading them!
I truly wish I could figure out how to add Ann's graphic here without the html code.
Again, I ask for my readers' help with this.
Also linking with
Internet Cafe's Word-Filled Wednesday


Kelli said...

How beautiful. What beautiful memories, gorgeous quilting, and an awesome looking family. I can tell your proud of your new grandbaby!! Glad to be a new follower!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

How wonderful! :) Love it! you are so talented!

Joyfull said...

What a beautiful post! I love the verse - full of grace. Love the quilt also and the special touches of your love shown for your family. Many blessings to you all.

Alida Sharp said...

Love your beautiful quilt and your precious words. Thank you!

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

That's beautiful. I love the quilt. Such a great present. I still have the afghan my Grandma made for me. They are priceless.


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