Monday, November 30, 2009

Part 2; The Saga Continues


I had 2 card making classes 2 nights in a row, then a camp that same Saturday. That Sunday I was in a bit of a fatigue haze. I sat down and made this snowflake card for a little me time, and to carry on with my Christmas card list.

Last Monday morning I received a call that my Mom passed away. This wasn't a surprise as she was ill for an extended time. I can't give more details than that except to say that her estate is in extreme disarray and this will be taking up my time for the next while. I'm not sure when I will have the time to stamp or post again before the end of the year. I hope the bulk of what I must do will be done by then.

Lady Bea went to her forever home yesterday afternoon. We are now on a planned break from foster dogs for the next month. I've seen God's hand working in this circumstance, before it even started. During the summer, DH and I decided that I wouldn't work full time until after Christmas so my kids could adjust well to public school. We arranged with our foster organization a month ago that we would have December off. Our ministries at our church have either ended or will be ending this week to give families time together through December. I think I see a divinely appointed plan here! I've seen significant evidence of God's hand guiding me through what I need to do and God has told me repeatedly through his word to not fret. I'm taking Him at His word and will wait on Him.

Thank-you for popping by so often. All the support I've received means so much to me.

13 comments:

Silli said...

Your card is sooo beautiful, I love the colors and the big snowflakes...GREAT!

fuzzy wuzzy said...

Oh Loretta, I'm so sorry things are a mess right now. If there is anything I can do to help out, let me know. I'm not far away.

p.s. your card is gorgeous!

whoistracy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom Loretta.

Conniecrafter said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, so hard to take at this time of year especially. Pray that all things can be dealt with smoothly, Take care..

Lavonne (tweetygirl) said...

Loretta,
sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Even though you're expecting it, it's still difficult. Don't we have a great God??!! So great to hear how things have been working out so you'd have this break. I don't often make comments on blogs but felt the need to today. Consider yourself hugged!

Deb said...

Thinking of you and sayin' prayers! Hope things are going smoothly and that you're making quick progress with all that needs to be done!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Amazing snowflake card Loretta - I LOVE it!

Hope you are doing well, stopped by to say hello!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautful, Loretta! Love the rich brown tones on a snowflake card -- looks outstanding.
You've been in my thoughts, I know your plate has been overflowing lately.
YAY - for Lady Bea finding a great new home!

Silke Ledlow said...

Loretta - this is a gorgeous snowflake card!!!

I hope you can put all this craziness behind you soon...hang in there!!! Big hugs ~S~

Velta said...

Hi Loretta ~ I am so sorry to hear about your mom...God was ready for her to come home...I am sending prayers your way...your card is beautiful!!

Yvonne said...

Simply STUNNING! I love this!!!

carol h said...

So sorry for your loss, especially right before the holidays. You and your family are in my prayers. Bless you even more over for taking in all the beautiful little ones who can't care for themselves and finding them good homes. Bless Lady Bea in her new home and her new family. You and your family are a treasure.

Sandee said...

Hi Loretta! So sorry to ear about your Mom! Praying for you!

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