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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Birthday Weekend

Yes, I have been away for a while, but for a good reason. Family Time! I headed to Florida last Wednesday, and took my Girl to the Dr. The remicade treatments are no longer working. She will begin participating in a clinical trial starting sometime in October. Until then she was supposed to be back on steroids to bring her flare-up under control, but they called and want to hold off on that unless she get very sick. I would appreciate if you would pray for the following: Strength, for her physically, and that the steroids are not needed at all , and that her body would respond positively once beginning the new medication. See with a trial there is a chance that you do not receive any medications at all to begin with. We serve a God that is able to heal without these medications, and she has seen some improvement, so my prayer is that He will begin the healing process even now. The good news is that the Dr. still does not believe that she is at the point of needing surgery. She has dealt with this for the past 10 years, and keeps on regardless of how she feels. Most people don't even know she is sick. She often handles it much better than I do. God has a plan and I know it is all for her good. I know she would appreciate your prayers.
After returning home, we spent the weekend with my son and celebrated his 22nd birthday. I know I have said it before, but they grow up too Fast!



I had fun making this GIANT cupcake Birthday Cake for him.

He also helped me set up my new sewing machine, which is Great!


Then I made him this apron to use in the art studio.

We even figured out how to put his name on it.

I am convinced if he were here for a while I would know how to better use my camera which would result in better pictures for you to see, and he would have my sewing machine all figured out. He encourages me to be a little more adventurous and just jump in and try new things, which goes against my over cautious, over analyzing nature.

Next I have another apron to work on for a gift. I have a lot that I want to try, so hopefully I will be sharing a few more sewing projects soon.

Hope you have a blessed week. I am ready to prepare for Fall!

Have a wonderful week!

Jackie

13 comments:

Songbirdtiff said...

Wow! That is a fancy sewing machine! I would need a lot of help figuring it out. I cannot wait to see what you do with it.

I will say a prayer for your daughter. I know that weighs on your mind a lot.

Runner Mom said...

I am quite impressed with all you did!! Wow!! That gi-normous cupcake looks delicious!And that machine! Just looking at all of the buttons makes me want to turn and run!!! But...you go girl!! Can't wait to see what you're going to do next! I'll keep that precious girl in my prayers!

Hugs,
susan

Beckypdj said...

You're off to a great start with your sewing machine!!

I will start praying for your daughter.

Beckypdj said...

I just read your comment on my blog. You don't even NEED to "fiddle" with the Live Writer, it is truly that easy. You'll be able to use it as soon as you get it downloaded.

Thanks for reading and commenting!!

P.S. Have you started the kitchen remodel yet?

Traci said...

Wow that was some cupcake! You must love that new sewing machine. Looks like it will be very useful. I will pray for your girl too. Take care. Traci

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Count me in on the prayer list. I'm sorry your daughter is struggling with this.
LOVE the darling cupcake...and darling son. : ) I don't know what I'd do without my kiddos teaching me how to use 'just about everything'.
Take care,
M.L.

duchess said...

Praying for good news for your daughter.
That sewing machine looks way too complicated for me but I think I could handle the cupcake.
Enjoy your Wednesday.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I want to learn to sew...soooo bad!

Nezzy said...

I am anticipating an answer of prayer for your precious daughter. Great cake, makes this old farm chicks tummy rumble. Enjoy that new machine and ya'll have one super blessed day!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

A new sewing machine and a son to help you set it up...great combination.

When things are quite right with our children's health, it is difficult to deal with. Hopefully she will get this taken care. I will say a prayer for her and for you.

Patsy said...

Prayers sent up for your daughter. Love the time you spend with your family. Ya'll remind me of mine. Can't wait to see your projects with your new machine. Have a great time!!

Shannon said...

I'll be praying for your daughter. That giant cupcake cake was so cute!

Jennifer said...

That is the most amazing birthday cupcake ever!! I love it:)