Look at the watch faces, buttons and precious mementos that I am so excited to use these on the "Journals of Love". The journals will be so very beautiful because they truly are filled with love. Carole from California sent me two packages of goodies last week then this week Linda K. sent me another. I have not had a second to make anything from Linda's beauties but they will be coming soon.
Here are a few journals that I made last night from the Carole goodies box. Carole, do you recognize the medallions on the fronts of most of the journals? They came from your generosity.
Cora, do you recognize some of the graphics are from you? http://clearlyvintage.blogspot.com/ Cora just sent me the most gorgeous clear "The Modern Women" stamp set to use wherever I can on the journals as well as the bookmarks that I am enclosing in each journal. Thank you, Cora for such a beautiful gesture. The stamps will get worn out from all of the use I will give them . I have decided to make some Journals of Love based around children. I know there are Mothers who will want to write notes and experiences that she went through waiting for her child to recover from cancer treatments. Here are three that I started working on. This will someday be a treasure for a recovered young person to read and reflect upon the miracles that went into making them well again.
I have a quick story to tell.
I won't go into details but a dear beading friend of mine, Deb, has recently lost her Father to suicide. He had colon cancer and it was flaring back up and he wanted to save her the pain of watching him become so helpless. She was her Daddy's girl and has been crushed by his death. Her Mother is under Hospice care and my friend has a huge cross to bare right now. She has joined a suicide counseling group to help her deal with it as she is healing. Today, I personally had the privilege of handing her a book to help her write out her feelings and thoughts during this time. The look in her eyes were so full of grief and how the overwhelming details are taking their tole. That look of appreciation, without words, made me so humbled and touched my heart so deeply that there are no words to express them. (One little act of love can make all the difference in the world to a hurting soul.)
Most of the journals will go to people I will never meet this side of heaven but if I toil over them, fill them with prayers & honest love then God will get the glory. I thank God for the opportunity to give this one special person a part of my love. That is reward enough for me.
I am blessed! Truly Blessed by this ministry. Therefore I know that I know the ones who have donated from their hearts will be blessed also. Thank you, Carole, Linda K. and Cora for helping with this ministry & may God richly bless you all!!
Your humbled servant,