Saturday, April 19, 2008


Today I received my birthday present from my niece. She sent me this adorable little bag:

Inside the little bag was an adorable little dog stamp. She knows that stamper within me would love it . . . and I do. From the packaging I think she must have purchased it during her vacation in Japan?!?!?

The package also included these new dish clothes & pot scrubber:

All hand made I might add. She is so incredibly talented. When she said she had shipped my birthday gift, I was almost certain it was something handmade. And anyone that knows me, knows that handmade gifts from the heart are the best!!!

Today was a better day after yesterday. Yesterday started with the news that a classmate of my daughters had passed away. He had fallen ill during track practice the night before and taken to the hospital. He died later than evening, cause of death still unknown. It was a hard morning for my oldest having been at practice with him when he fell ill the night before. Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts remain with his family. Please pray for God's peace for his family, friends, classmates, and fellow athletes.

Let me close with this scripture:
"your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be."
-- Psalm 139:16
May each of us use the time and talents given us here on earth to glorify our Father in heaven.

God's Peace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yay! So glad that it finally arrived! I was really starting to get worried and like an idiot, I didn't put insurance on it. The bag turned out differently than I imagined, it is just something I got in my head that had to come out. I thought that maybe it might like to have your Bible living in it, or some other spirituality type of books. And yes, the stamp is from Japan. I was so excited when I found a stamp stall at a market. Such a hard decision to make, trying to decide which one though.

Wow, that is so sad for Kate's classmate (not to mention his parents), I can't even imagine how everyone feels. I will be in touch soon, I got your email the other day!