Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hi Friends,

Is everyone getting ready for a big Memorial Day weekend?? How has the weather been in your area! I have sure been praying for everyone in our Country and everywhere that has had disaster to hit with all the tornadoes and flooding and all the other disasters around the globe. Please keep them all in your prayers. There is so much that is needed right now in those areas.

We love our animals and two weeks ago we had our Sheltie, Teddy Bear, to pass away. He was 17 years "young". There is a picture of him on the left side of my blog. I have been devastated and cried my eyes out for two weeks now. He was such a part of our family. He had gotten so old and we knew it was going to happen but he was so sweet - just old....like we are all getting.....anyway, I miss him and so does my husband. He has tried to be strong for me but he gets those big tears in his eyes everytime we talk about him. If any of you have lost a pet that you love, then you know what we are talking about.

I made up a little cross stitch design for you, called...."Be Happy". I think the reason for this is because I feel we need to find happiness wherever we are. Even if it for the moment....Be Happy, smile at someone. You might just make their day and yours. We can CHOOSE to Be Happy or we can CHOOSE to be unhappy. The choice is ours. The Lord didn't promise us everything would be great in this life but He did promise us He would be there with us no matter what we have to go through. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and will bring you back from captivity. ” Jeremiah 29: 11-13 THANK YOU LORD!!! This day I choose to be happy, not because of circumstances but because of YOU!!!!

I hope you like the chart...please enjoy it and share it with you friends...just don't sell it or kit it please.

Have a blessed rest of your week and a very safe Memorial Weekend....

Come back again soon! Blessings to all....



Beckyjean said...


Thank you for the chart. It's wonderful!!

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Teddy Bear.


Denise said...

Sorry to hear about your a dear part of your family. I totally understand the loss you feel. I had a 11 year old german shepherd that pass away a couple of years ago.

Thank you for the pattern, very cute.All ready got my stuff together to start it.

Pauline said...

Sorry to hear about your dear Teddy Bear. They become such a special part of our lives and their passing leaves us so sad.

We lost our Jack last November and I miss him every day.

CATHI said...

Thanks so much for the sweet freebie! We all need sometimes a little cheer up! :o)

Hazel said...

Thank you for the lovely freebie and an encouraging post. x

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

Love your pattern and the verse too! Your patterns are always so sweet and I love them.
So sorry to hear about your loss.
God Bless you,
Feathers in the Nest

Friendship Crossing said...

Thank you so much for your new freebie and all the freebies you so generously give away to us! Very sweet of you!

I love that verse of scripture and have it on a wooden sign in my living room ~ thanks for sharing!

So sorry to hear about your pet and we do know what that's like!

Come over and visit sometime!

Jo Ann said...


So sorry to hear about Teddy Bear. I know it is a great loss to loose a beloved pet. We have been through that grief too.

Glad to see you are back to blogging. I have missed you.

Thanks also for the great freebie. You are so generous. Jo Ann

Beertje Zonn said...

Thanks for the patterns!

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