Monday, April 9, 2018

Still Stitching #7. Yo-Yo's. Book Date. Waiting.

So far, we’ve looked at these principles which I’ve begun learning and implementing in my life with my loved one. 
The first was:
 Then we looked at:
 And now we are looking at:
 As I was thinking about how to discuss this point, I realized that we are discussing detachment with love:  letting our loved one deal with the natural consequence of their behavior instead of rescuing them.

Oh boy!  Was this a hard lesson to learn – it still is – and sometimes I fail miserably.  But, as I pondered this point, the LROD spoke to me and said,
“When you are detaching with love,
you are NOT throwing your hands up
and quitting on your loved one. 
When you detach with love,
you are releasing them TO ME.”

Big difference.  I am NOT throwing my loved one into the great abyss of living out their natural consequences, I AM throwing them into the loving arms of my Father – of THEIR Father.  

Remember this point?

I know….it’s an excruciatingly painful process. 
And the results are unknown.
It’s during this time, I could – and continue to lean on His everlasting arms.
His will be done.

Until next time, Dear Reader.

Ever since I finished my Felt Nativity Calendar for my grandkids, I've been debating which hand sewing project to work on next.  I decided to pull out my yo-yo project.  Here is the next section.
It feels good to be working on this one as my portable sewing project!

Book Date
Image result for the story the bible as one continuing story of godI'm still reading The Story and loving it!  

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanI Am Malala 
continues to 
captivate me as 

Ordinary GraceI'm listening to Ordinary Grace and enjoying it as well.  I keep wondering what will happen....

Here's the deal.
Yesterday I noticed changes in my breast - "the" breast that had cancer in 2014.  

My doctor has ordered a 3D, diagnostic mammogram as well as an ultrasound "just in case."

Circumstances dictate that I can have the mammo on Wednesday morning.  

So I wait.  
I know the rules of this journey.
It's takes a lot of waiting.

So I wait.
While I wait, Something Heavenly by Sanctus Real is my anthem:

The chorus is my prayer:

Whatever you're doing inside of me

It feels like chaos somehow there's peace

It's hard to surrender to what I can't see

But I'm giving in to something heavenly
- Something Heavenly by Sanctus Real


  1. I heard an interview with Malala on SuperSoul Sunday with Oprah and really liked listening to her. I'd like to read her book at some point. All the best for Wednesday.

    1. I'm enjoying her book, but reading it slowly. Life gets so busy at the end of the semester! Thank you for your well wishes. I saw my surgeon on a regularly scheduled follow-up (talk about timing!). He used his office ultrasound machine and all looked clear, so I'm very hopeful! Thank you!

  2. Thank you very much for your inspiration on the Show and Tell Monday / Bambi

  3. So sad to hear that you notice changes in the chest. and the waiting time for surveys and answers is always so long. I will be praying for you. May God give the strength you need for each day.

    1. Thank you for your blessing! I saw the surgeon and he didn't see anything on his ultrasound machine! I'm hopefully waiting for the "official" results! :)

  4. I'm praying for you while you wait. Keep those Bible promises going through your mind.

    1. Yes, after allowing myself some time to fall apart, I leaned into His everlasting arms. Thank you! Thus far, no new is good news. The surgeon has a little ultrasound machine in his office and didn't find anything so I'm very hopeful! :)

  5. I am glad you noticed the changes and took action. It is your body and you know it the best. Thank you for sharing the different steps of life and our Heavenly Father. I had to love-step to the side when one of my kids was going thru some unpleasant's very difficult to do, but a needed action.

    1. Yes, I'm grateful my doctors all listened and took immediate action. Thus far, no news is good news. The surgeon used his office ultrasound machine and didn't detect a thing! I'm still waiting for the "official" report. I love your term, "love-step"! I absolutely love it and thank you for sharing! Yes, so difficult to step aside, but oh so necessary! Your are a courageous mom! I pray your child is doing better! Blessings to you!

  6. Thank you very much for your inspiration on the Show and Tell Monday / Bambi

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