I have now come to a very different season of life. A beautiful, blessed season which involves holding teething babies, teaching phonics and watching little eyes light up when it all makes sense, science experiments and read alouds, bread to bake and warm meals to serve, kissing boo-boos and calming quarrels, laughing with my husband and asking about his days.....
a good, beautiful season. One which I would not trade for anything.
For the past 2 years I have been able to balance and blend the needs of my family with sewing, but that season has come to an end, for the time being. After finalizing our adoption I had envisioned sewing for others on the adoption journey, hurting friends or Christian ministries close to our hearts.
However, there are only 24 hours in each day, and it is too easy for me to set the demands of sewing ahead of training and instructing our 5 precious gifts and the needs of my home and husband. Those of you who know me know that 5 years ago I came dangerously close to loosing my life after a miscarriage and "freak" massive internal bleeding. That scare was a gift of the Lord....it has caused me on numerous occasions to stop and consider how I am using my life and spending my days.....as I realize how quickly it can all be taken.
Pouring into the lives the Lord has brought into mine is of far greater value than any garment I could ever sew!
For this season of life...
~Raising 5 littles
~Encouraging my husband as he plants a church
....and focusing on those He has brought into our lives...
I need to lay down my love of sewing and close that chapter for awhile.
I need to focus on these precious little ones and my responsibility to them, because in a blink this season of life will pass....and I can never get it back.
If the Lord blesses our family to once again pursue an adoption...when that time comes, I know He will provide the strength and perseverance to once again enter a season of sewing to help bring a little one home.
I am going to continue the Fundraiser for the Browns adoption through this weekend.
Next week, I plan to post a large stash of dresses I have been working on for a sale....plus have a sell on any orders placed to help clear out the lovely fabrics piled high around my house:)
After that, I will not be taking order for...I'm not sure how long. I may occasionally post garments I have made for sale on facebook......there are lovely, rainy days which are perfect for gathering the kids up to listen to a book on tape....sewing machine humming throughout:)
So, if you would like to order one last Flitterbug.....you have this week and next to do so! After that.....sewing is going where the smocking, tatting, knitting, crocheting, heirloom handwork and scrap booking have gone.....on the back burner:)
Thank you all for your support and encouragement in our Flitterbugs season of life!