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Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer Sewing Plans and Family

Well, I write this as our family is walking through something that requires our immediate attention. Does anything ever go as planned? (smile smile), you know all those plans I had for our summer. My husband and I have 8 children as most of you know and 6 of our blessings were adopted. Adoption is such a precious blessing but the reality is some of our children have come from "hard places" and without the proper care, love, nurture, and counseling these children cannot heal from their past. We have been blessed with some pretty amazing children but each carries different pains from their past that have gotten our attention this summer. Our family is our top priority. I love the call to be each of their Mom! I embrace that role with all I have. With that said, I literally cannot squeeze in time to work on my new patterns and I was adding extra stress to me by pressuring myself to do it. I have come to a place of peace though now and it feels good. I have prayed about what we are going through and about every area of our life. This summer has been difficult but our Father has held us strong and carried us through. Now here are my plans (smile smile): August I will resume finishing my new patterns. Thanks again for all your kind emails. If you have sewn an outfit using SewSensible patterns please don't hesitate to email me! I love to see them and they really inspire others to sew!

Last note: If you are going through something that feels and looks bigger than you please know that you have a Father that is waiting for you to call on Him in your time of trouble or pain and I promise He will show up and carry you through! The song in the last post may spark the fire deep inside of you. I know it empowered me to rise up, stand firm and watch my God fight this what we are going through!
Love y'all!
In Christ, Aimee'


One More Equals Four said...

Blessings to you, Aimee. I have been thinking about you a lot lately and wondering how ya'll were doing. I will be praying for you and your family.

Cathy said...

Blessings to you Aimee! I pray for you and the big loving undertaking of raising a family! I know He will help you along!

Laurie Neumann said...

Hi Aimee,

It sounds like you have your hands full! Blessings to you and your family.

I looked through your blog and what BEAUTIFUL clothes you make! Your kids must be the best dressed ones around:-)

Have a wonderful summer.

CreationsForEleanor said...

You are in my prayers. I have noticed you were not posting as much and wondered if all was well. Family always comes first and the other stuff will fall in place in time. Take care and remember God never gives you more than you can handle.

SewSensible said...

Thanks Str, Cathy, Lauri, and CreationsforEleanor. Tommy and I have walked through several spiritual battles none at this level but as hard as the enemy has come against us God has magnified Himself strong. It has only made me tougher in the spirit! :) The enemy would love nothing more than for our family to stop advocating for adoption/orphans but God has shown us how to reach more through this. Anyway, thanks again for all your kind words and prayers.
In Christ, Aimee'

Jennifer said...

Aimee' -

Sounds like you and your family are facing some difficult times right now. It is so encouraging to me, and I am sure others, though to see how you are keeping the faith you have in GOD. Just remember that God tells us that there will be JOY in the morning - and I know that your 'night' will be coming to an end soon and you will be able to experience the JOY:-). Your children are so lucky to have a Godly mom like you!! Keep the faith!!!

Jennifer Rollins

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you. I love that you have your priorities in order and your children know what's most important to you is them. God bless you all Aimee!

Julie Deuvall said...

Praying for you and your family Aimee!!!

Kathleen Gallaher said...

You are such an inspiration!! Hang in there!! I know that sometimes we all have to put family first- I know I did last winter. We all look forward to your return!

SewSensible said...

thank y'all again! God has been so faithful. We are still in this thing but God has shown Himself so much stronger than the enemy has. I miss SewSensible so much and actually finished redesigning my new logo. I put it up and will sit on it for a week or two to see if I tire of it. Hope all of you are doing great!
In Christ, Aimee'

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