Friday, September 5, 2014

Day Five of Blogtember challenge: Passions

Today's question is what am I passionate about? But first let us look at the definition. To be passionate means showing or caused by strong feelings or beliefs. Some synonyms of the word in English are: intense, heated, emotional, eager, excited, wild, spirited, consuming and heartfelt. When you also Google the definition of passion, you will find two separate definitions. One is to have a strong and barely controllable emotion. The second definition is the suffering and death of Jesus Christ and refers to agony or suffering of Christ. This is because the true Greek word when used in the Bible (KJV) has the root of suffering.

So really after reading the definition, if I am a true Christian, I should be reminded of Christ's death for me and my sins. He suffered for me. He was passionate about showing his love to the world and dying on the cross so that man could be saved. If you have ever seen the movie "The Passion" or have ever really read the scriptures regarding Christ's death...that's true Passion!

Since he had that passion for us...why do some of us no longer delight in having that same passion for him? I know that I am reading my bible, praying, having quiet time and trying to truly live for the Lord. That's where my true passion should be. Not in things or this world or of situations or people I have no control over. I should be passionate about his love, his word, and his plans for me and my family. While it is easier to say/write about that passion, I am trying to be more passionate daily and turn to him rather than to the world.

God Bless all and come back Sew Hungry for More!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Blogtember Challenge: Day Three: When I grow up

Day Three of the blogtember challenge is "When I grow up, I want to be.." Honestly, that has somewhat changed since I was five years old but then again it has not. I always wanted to fly and I've had that chance. I wouldn't mind completing my private pilot license but i don't know that I would want to make it a job. That might make it boring because someone else would control the destination. I would prefer flying a private plane so I could fly where and when I want to. Yes, I do need the wind beneath my wings.(Insert Bette Midler song here) haha.

My real dream since sewing over the years has been to be a fashion designer. I don't know if I would do just children's clothing or move on to ladies fashions. It's a toss-up! I like kids fashions because they are usually easier to sew and fit! We as ladies understand that the more curves, the more sewing problems! This is why most models are stick figures and not real women. Wops did I just say that! LOL

My other dream is to teach kids or teenagers to sew. In my local county, there are no more sewing classes or even home-economics courses. Yes, we have Joann fabrics and quilting shops but they are not really teaching kids much about sewing. I don't know many teenagers that want to sew a pillowcase as their only project. My mother said when she was a girl they had home-ec classes in the basement of their church. A majority of girls in the church participated and therefore learned to really sew. Maybe it's an older tradition, but I think these teenagers need something to keep their fingers busy - things other than cell phones!

Another passion of mine are my girls and kids in general. I love seeing a smiling face. I know so many parents that don't allow their kids to play with playdough because they are afraid to mess up the carpet! Really?! I also have a heart for orphans...maybe someday when I have a million dollar mansion, I will fill it up with bunk beds and kids! :) Then I'll stay up all night to sew them all nice wardrobes! Or maybe I'll just wait til I get to heaven and God will let me sew the choir robes!

Ok, so back off my cloud and down to earth....I have passions for different things but now is not the time or the season. God's plan and purpose for me right now is my family. To be my husband's help mate and my daughters mother. All of which I try to do everyday and will until God reveals another purpose for my life. Well, see you tomorrow and come back...Sew Hungry For More!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Challenge Day Two: My Happiness

My Happiness

Day Two of the blog-tember challenge is What makes you happy? When I think about it, this is an interesting challenge to see what others will post about what makes them happy. It also helps us read about what we may have in common.

So here's my order: My God, My Husband, My children (two girls - one six, one three), My family and friends, My scotish terrier, A kiss from my husband, Messy craft day with my kids, Teaching home-school (first grade), Cooler weather, A good cup of coffee with lots of creme, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Pumpkin donuts from Dunkin, A nice fitting pair of jeans, An evening out with friends/family, A fabric store, A morning when the kids sleep in and my husband and I wake up for a bible study, Getting in the runway pattern with a Piper Cherokee then turning off the engine and gliding in for a landing in God's hands, A solo flight, sewing a new dress, eating my mother's cream chicken over biscuits, Thanksgiving, Christmas, a date night with my hubby, helping one another, participating in my church nursery and making kids smile, FREE stuff that you actually need or want!, the Quilt show, chatting techie stuff with my brother, catching up with old friends, making new friends, blogging, boots, designing a new pattern, Pinterest!, singing a good song, going antiquing with my BFF, smelly soap - the good kind! and whew...this list is getting long!

Truly, there are many things that make me happy. I try to look at the little things too. I remember first getting out of "OCS" Officer Candidate School and enjoying sleeping back in my bed, waking up when I wanted and eating the food I wanted! Plus I was actually able to take a long hot shower by myself!! LOL I can also remember when I had my second daughter and I was in the hospital for 8 weeks before my c-section. I was SO HAPPY again to sleep in my own bed, eat what I wanted, and not have all those monitors attached to me!!

I know also that my husband and I are both happier having had his right corneal transplant completed and we look forward to the future because at least now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Life is good, Life is come back Sew Hungry for More!

Blog-tember daily posts challenge - September 1st - My Landing Pattern

So have any of you seen this challenge on Brave Love? It just looked interesting to me and I thought I would join in to help my blog and myself grow more into blogging. Actually, this is just the challenge I think I'm up for! Feel free to join in if you have a blog yourself or to follow other favorite blogs as we vow to blog everyday on these topics.

I'm a little behind, but here is the topic for September 1st: Imagine the front sleeve of a hard cover novel. Give us your "About the Author" so we can get to know one another, and for fun tell us what your imaginary novel would be about.

When I was a little girl, I always imagined what it would be like to fly a plane. I drew airplanes for a while and even glued together model airplanes. Then in the sixth grade, I received a VHS in the mail. Not just any VHS tape, but it was my cousin on his first flight! I burned with jealously, but knew my parents could never afford this type of adventure for me.

On my twenty first birthday I surprised myself with my first flight in a Cessna at my local airport. Little did I know that I would soon land a well paying job after college that allowed me to fly a Piper Cherokee for the next three years. However, right before obtaining my private pilot licence, September 11, 2001 happened and I decided to join the navy to fly.

After weeks of long hard hours, I was discharged from Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida due to anemia. Coming home disappointed, discouraged and broke, I moved into a home with my parents near the airport I once flew at for three years. I would walk in my neighborhood and look up at the planes in the runway pattern. Little did I know that in that pattern would be my parents new home, my church where my future husband was leading music and our first house.

The novel would be called: My Landing Pattern.

I'm linking this article up to the blog-tember challenge as stated above. Please feel free to comment. Hopefully you have gotten to know me more and always come back...Sew Hungry For More.

Update on my husband's recovery

"Things look Good." Dr. Bowden advised my husband. It's been four weeks now since his surgery and things are looking good. No signs of infection, no signs of scratching, and only signs of healing. He still has to wait two more months before the stitches come out in the right eye and we will then see if Dr. Bowden will let him proceed with surgery on the left eye. So for now it's all about letting God heal his eye and preparing my husband for the left corneal transplant. Stay turned for more updates as things happen and feel free to comment or ask questions regarding the transplant.