Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wonderful Surprises

A couple weeks ago I went to the bank, and as I walked out a lady approached me and asked, "Is this your car?" My response... "Yes, why?" She accidentally backed into my vehicle, parked, and was kind enough to not drive off and wait for me. The damage was not terrible, but enough to have the paint chips, a little ding, and a small tear fixed. 

I was able to get her insurance information, call in a claim, and was referred to a paint and body shop by the insurance company. What is the wonderful surprise? God's complete provision. 

It was Tuesday morning, and I walk into the Paint & Body Shop. It is family owned and they have been in business for 26 years. I walk in and have to wait for the rental car company to pick me up. While waiting (for a little over an hour), I talk with the owners about many things. One thing in particular - kids. They talk about their grand kids and how they adore their time with them. And then I was asked, "do you have any kids?" I am so thankful to be at the point where I can share with others what God is doing in our lives. So, that is exactly what I did. I spoke about Journeymark and what the purpose of the business is, and do you know what God did? He provided something for the business. 

The sweet lady mentions she quilts and wants to offer baby quilts for Journeymark. I am completely in awe and say, "I would be so grateful." On Friday, I went to pick up my vehicle. She had completed the top sections of two quilts, and I love them. They are so very sweet, and something that she will be able to bless others with by using her gift.

You see where I am going with this? My car was hit, while parked, for me to file a claim and have the insurance company suggest two options for me to take my car to get fixed. I chose this particular shop, waited for over an hour on the rental car company, and now, Journeymark will offer baby quilts. How precious God's surprises are in our lives. Be sure not to miss them. 

Friday, August 21, 2009

Launching October 1st

We are excited about the launch of our website in the next couple weeks. Here is a sneak peak of the items being sold.

Diaper Bag

Velcro Pouches
Two Burp Cloths

12x16 Pillow Cases

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Next Steps

I am so grateful to learn the results of my pathology report came back with good news. No uterine cancer. Thank you Lord! What next? I have something called Luteal Phase Defect. In other words, it is a failure of my uterine lining being in the right place for the baby to attach itself. I will begin taking Letrozole, a medication to help stimulate my ovaries, and progesterone. I look forward to what may happen over the next few months.   

I learn more every day about my faith growing and strengthening. Not because of anything I have done, but because of God taking me through challenges I never thought I would face. Over these past few years, I have held onto God's hope each day. Some days tougher than others, but always seeing how He works it out for His glory. 

Even now, holding onto His hope, no matter what the outcome, He will be praised.