Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Well girls--To say the least it's been such a long time since I connected via blogging.  My life turned upside down a few years ago and my priorities changed drastically to say the least.  I can't tell you the whys and wherefores in a few words but hopefully a little at a time as I begin my blogging journey once again.
Life---isn't it strange--we plod along, everything going fine (fairly fine) and then "SpLaT".  As I look backward on the last few years, I can say that I have learned so much about myself.  I am not who I always thought I was.  Oh, I didn't find out I was adopted or that the father I always called daddy wasn't really that--but the life I was forced into had a purpose and reason.  In it I changed--let me clarify--I was changed, but I didn't do it.  Have I sufficiently confused you?, because I didn't mean to, I just am trying to hang on to this situation so that I can convey my situation, thoughts, and feelings to you.  Maybe I should start with a question--
Do you know Jesus Christ? 
I'm a country girl.  I always have been.  I grew up in a small town of just a minute population.  My mom and dad bought a country store there when I was 3 years old.  The year was 1958.  The school had 2 rooms, each with 3 grades, each grade with from 5 to 10 children.  Needless to say, it was an awesome time and place to grow up.  I knew and visited every family in town at my leisure, just walking around or riding my bicycle.  It is a bygone era.  Funny how when a time is now, it doesn't seem so special or fleeting, but in later years, you realize how special it really was.  I grew up in Church--what does that really mean????    My family made sure of that.
When I left blogging, My daughter in law  was arrested for dispensing drugs through a pain management clinic where she worked.  It's a long and sad tale, but drug use was a part of our lives for about 5 years.  She finally went to jail and stayed about 5 months.  So almost 7 years I was very involved with taking care of my 2 grandsons 3 years and 9 years of age.  About the time my husband developed mouth cancer.  We had just gotten this profound news when our daughter in law was arrested for the third time.  Needless to say, blogging has flown out the window.

All this to say that it was through all this turmoil we called life for about 6 years that I found out about myself.  It was revealed to me at a time when I was desperate to find a way to survive.  As I look back I see how God was working in my life always but I was not aware of it.  Then He put me in the place where I was desperate for help --for a way to survive.  Yes--survive!  But not just this life on earth--forever.  He was about to embark with me on a journey of no return.

 I will be back to explain more and also to show you how a little country girl learned not only how to survive, but live free!  Live full of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.  I will also show you what I am up to now as far as quilting plus other things,  I love you all so much.  When I look at my stats and see how many have been visiting my blog when I have not been here for so long, my eyes tear up.  You guys do love your quilting, don't you!!!   Ill be back soon!  Questions are welcome in the comment section.  I will do my best to answer them.



Rhonda said...

I'm so happy you're back Molly. I think everyone will love to hear more from country girl to another!!!

Sheila said...

Great to see you back!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Glad you are back. My BFF of over 40 years is going thru some difficult stuff, too (no drugs, thank goodness, but several family health issues that she is dealing with). Hope to hear more when you are ready.

Elaine said...

It would be hard to find a family that has not been touched in some way by drugs or alcohol addiction. There are some long tales that end in healing and recovery, and then there are sad stories with sorrowful endings that we are powerless to change. What a blessing for your grandchildren that you were there for them! God doesn't make these things happen (or even allow them to happen,) but He is there to get us through the painful times, to bring us comforters who stand by us, and to show us that Life is worth living.

I can't tell you how many times I visited your tutorial on feathered stars! You're a wonderful teacher. Thanks for your example, and thank you for sharing about the place that Life has taken you.
You're on my prayer list!
Elaine in Arkansas

Needled Mom said...

Welcome back. Life does have a way of smacking us around once in awhile. I am sure that finding time to blog will be a real challenge for you, but we will all look forward to your posts.

Anonymous said...

Life is what happens when we've made other plans. The Lord is always polishing and honing us for an eternal purpose. Drug addiction and related issues are not fun. I have a son involved in that life, and it has tested me to the limits of what I think I can stand. With the Lord, I've made it through, so far, and I expect I'll come out okay. My son will have to make his own choice. Fortunately, no children.

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