Much of my time last week was spent investing in smocking dresses for my little grandchildren!
This dress was made for Mary Isabel! She loved it!
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." James 1:17 Truly, I am thankful for the gifts of the blessings of my life. When I was a young mother, it never occurred to me at all that one day I would bear five children who would grow up to become adults......as a busy mother, you just never think that far ahead. You are truly so busy just meeting the needs at hand and reading another book to a child, driving another child to school, church, gymnastics, baseball, piano lessons, art lessons, tennis lessons, or some other very important event...like the grocery store for the fourth time in four days. But, these are investments necessary for their lives to grow and become beautiful. Investments of a most notable cause because, these wonderful children have the ability to grow up into the most wonderful adults full of God's love and full of the living expression of His goodness through a life that has chosen to give Him their own investment of time and love. We invest in many things in our lives such as our health and fitness, a job, a savings account of money, relationships, but none can be more important than a marriage and a family. If you invest in time with your husband or wife, it will show up in the faces and the lives of your children, not only today but in the years ahead of them. They will understand that marriage is about commitment as much as it is about a great night of laughter and love! Often as I sew for others, whether it be for their home or a garment for a child, I use the time to think about people that are important to me....people that I sense God is leading me to invest in and invest in praying and asking God to bring blessing to their lives. If you know Christ, you live under His blessing.....think about that.....He wants to spend time with you and invest in you more of Himself. His desire is to mold you and make you into a vessel that reflects all the love and time He has poured out for you. Jesus came to give you life and to give you a more abundant life. God's covenant to us is a covenant for abundant life. John 10:10 "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."