“You wanna make a memory?
You wanna steal a piece of time?
You can sing the melody to me
And I can write a couple lines”
~ Bon Jovi
It’s Prom Season ya’ll! And I have been visited by the most gorgeous princesses and handsome princes imaginable! I love seeing all of the beautiful gowns, and I wonder if I had it to do all over again, what kind of dress would I pick today? Maybe something regal, like Queen Mary would wear! Yes, I think that’s what I would go with. But anyway, here’s Kendra and Landon bringing this amazing garden to life.
Most of you reading this have never heard my testimony of how a woman wanted so desperately to become a mother. I’m not going to tell that story right now, but what I do want to share with you is what I experienced this week and how it brought me back to that time. Some of my darkness times of life came when I was trying to conceive, carry and have a child, but I don’t for one minute regret any of the struggles I faced, because during that time, I got to go on a journey with God and walk so closely with Him. I learned to truly TRUST and RELY on Him wholeheartedly. But during some of those darkest moments…I’m talking about drop to my knees, sobbing, can’t catch my breath moments, I would call out to God, and He would instantly come to me and spread a blanket of peace over me. And I would sit up, stop crying and just breathe and feel His peace. It was amazing, I tell you. So this week, I haven’t experienced that dark of a place, but I have faced some moments of real stress. And twice this week God has came to me by answering a prayer almost instantly or spreading His blanket of peace over me instantly when I cried out to Him. And I have felt so close to Him this week, and there is no better feeling in the world than that. And I don’t know why I have felt Him so close this week, maybe it’s because I needed Him most this week, and that’s what a good Father does for His child. I know today is Mother’s Day, and I celebrate the beautiful mother God gave me and for allowing me to be a mother to my three little miracles, but today, I’m also praising God for being the wonderful Heavenly Father that He is to me. It’s important for me to sing His praises so He knows that I recognize His deliverance. And now, thank you God, for this verse, that brought me peace and assurance this week.
“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good…”
~ Genesis 50:20
Welcome to the Carrot Patch.
This idea actually started a year ago when I was thinking of what I wanted to do for Easter pictures this year, and I had the idea to do a carrot patch. Then a number of weeks ago, my dad and I went looking for a “magical” spot on his land, and through brush and briars and weeds and trees, I saw the perfect spot. And my dad, being the amazing visionary he is, cleaned out this place and it became the spot that I saw in my mind. It will definitely show up more. And then my mom helped me pull all of the accessories together, and we created for a short time, The Carrot Patch. This little spot where the magic of Easter comes to life and children get to be children and let their imaginations run wild. And here are just a few of the adorable cuties who came out and gave life to this garden.