In 2008, I made a trip to Tanzania. While I was there, I met a Great Man of God, who devoted his life to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone he met. He was in need of a building and I promised to do what I could to help. Knitting for Tanzania is my attempt to help him build a church building. All profits from sales of my knits go directly to help with his building project.
You can visit Knitting for Tanzania by clicking here or on the Picture of Mwene and his wife on my sidebar.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Thursday, August 28, 2008
My 5 year marker is today. Yea! I'm counting from my last Rad of radiation.
There are a few things that cancer has taught me that I'd like to share.
#1 I am nothing. I am everything.
All my accomplishments, my talents and my self confidence, mental, emotional and physical strength mean nothing. Take all that away(plus the hair).
Weak and sick. Begging to die, feeling so alone in my pain. At the end ofmyself, I am everything! A child of God. When I am weak He is strong.
#2 A mother's work is never done. And never properly acknowledged.
Thank you Mom for all the time and effort you put into taking care of my family. (Although, I think that the boys still don't change thier underwear regularly!)
#3 Good friends will muddle in the muck with you. And kick your rear when you need it.
#4 Hair is highly over rated.
Almost three years of remission. Please keep her in your prayers.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
|My double peony|
|First rose to bloom in the back yard.|
|The front yard rose. Look at the dew collected between the petals right in front.|
|My south side gate with the Hydrangea growing up its trellis.|
|Bees hard at work in the Creeping Thyme on my rock wall.|
|My Wygelia at one A.M.|
|Purple Clematis on the south side of the house.|
|An Iris ready to open. It opened the day after I took this picture.|
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
|We spent a morning with Aunt Jacque|
|Drawing murals on her front patio.|
|Played in a bouncy house at a park|
|Raced Olivia down the bouncy house slide|
|Had our faces painted|
|Climbed as high as we could on the climbing structure at Kyak Point.|
|Started up, but never quite made it to the top.|
|Jonah went with us to Kyak Point.|
|Tried to figure out how to get the ball that is not suppose to be kicked, out of the tree.|
Saturday, June 11, 2011
|Can you tell me why the backs of little people are so darn cute?|
On our way to the neighborhood park on a sunny afternoon
|Olivia has mastered the fine art of hanging upside down.|
|Darius is working on his Slam Dunk|
|One Sunday we got together for barbecue.|
|Elizabeth spent a weekend with Gramma and Papa|
|We spent the afternoon in a different neighborhood park|
|Where Elizabeth perfected the fine art of jumping from the swing.|
|And Jonah demonstrated his prowess on the monkey bars.|
|At the Relay for Life, I bought a Luminary in honor of my sister Jacque.|
|Olivia and Cooper had the opportunity to play in the sprinkler|
|On Friday, we went to Edmonds to wait for Aunt Kris to come across on the ferry so Ben and Coop could spend the weekend with her.|
|There is something magical about Aunt Kris|
|Everyone is always delighted to see her.|
|Even when you are one of the "big kids". I love this picture because when you look at Ben's face, you can tell he is smiling just as much as the others.|
|Darius was a bit put out with me that he did not get to go on the ferry with Aunt Kris and tried to hide from me in some of the grass. Almost managed except his little pink face shows through.|
|Last but not least, Shay graduated!! Here with her mom and dad. I don't know who is more relieved , them or Shay.|