Monday, May 25, 2015

A special week and a prayer request...

I might be missing from the blog for most of this week.
It's a week of rejoicing you see.
Our baby girl, the last of the litter, will turn 21 on Tuesday and that will have me off doing other things with and for her. Pretty exciting, yeh?! 

In my quiet times I'll finish three current projects because stitching brings a sweet slowness and calm to my thoughts, allowing me time to reflect...


...and Blossom is such a precious daughter that I have much to reflect on. Twenty one years of reflection, twenty ones years to give thanks to God for.


I know that many of you have seen her bloom from age 14 on this blog, and others came alongside further down the path of her life,  so I'll share some birthday photos to add to the Elefantz album later in the week.
But maybe you'd like to be more involved in this 21st birthday celebration?


You can do that by praying.

Let me tell you a secret.
Since this young woman was 6 years old her heart's desire was to be a wife and mother. She never, ever, had her sights set on a paid career...it was always, and still is, to be a stay-at-home mummy with four, six, or twelve children, and to be the wife of a good man who loves the Lord with his whole heart. She dreams of a simple life, a life that is guided by the Lord and honours Him, a life where she can be herself all the time and be loved for who she is.

She has had some dark times in the past when life stole joy from her leaving a darkness which still runs deep, and as a family we've carried great sorrow that is made evident during special occasions, and this will be no exception.

So this is a prayer request that I would ask each of you to join me in throughout this special 21st birthday week for my girl. 


Wouldn't it be wonderful to look back on this one day and see how our prayer choir (because that's what we all together shall be),  our women's voices joined as one and soaring heavenward, were part of something amazing given by the hand of a generous, loving and merciful Father?


I think that would be the present to top them all, don't you?

Bless you ever so much,


38 comments:

edith csokmay said...

Blossom,
Praying for you a blessed day with your mom, dad and loved ones. May God bless you with your heart's desires in accordance to His will, grace and mercy. May you always find solace in the ones you love and most especially our Heavenly Father.

Happiest of birthdays, Sweet Girl. I'm sure you will feel love from around the world :)

xx

Jayne M said...

Praying for you and Blossom and all your family. What a blessing she is!
My oldest daughter is the same - all she has ever wanted is to be a homemaker/mother. And she is up against so many expectations that it is not a 'real' job or a sensible thing to want to do with her life. So many people are basically harassing her and telling her she is stupid to plan for a life like that. It makes my heart ache for these girls who know what God is calling them to do and be, yet society expects something different and exerts a fair amount of pressure to ensure conformity.
I pray that your Blossom will find her true path in life.

KAYLEE said...

How wonderful little Blossom turning 21 tomorrow, I've had a BLOG since 2009 and I'm sure I found you soon after and have been following your lovely adventures around our beautiful state. Blossom has blossomed into such a beautiful young lady.

jugglingpaynes said...

Sending my thoughts and prayers for your precious baby (as I am my own mom's "baby" still at 46, I think I'm allowed to say that!)May she have a beautiful birthday and a blessed new birth year.

Peace and Laughter!

Jacqueline said...

Prayers and good wishes for Blossom and you.

Baa. xxx said...

Rejoicing and praying for your precious Blossom and her dreams.
Birthday blessings and love.

Karen B. said...

Dear Jenny,
praying for you and for Blossom. May all her dreams come true and wishing her the best birthday ever!
Many hugs to you and her.
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Christina said...

Your sneak peeks, look great. Have a wonderful week with Blossom! Will definitely add her to my prayers.

Libster said...

many happy returns for your 21st Blossom. I hope that your dreams all come true.

Sanne said...

yes, you´ll be in my thoughts and prayers for a wonderday birthday, fulfilling birthday week and a wonderful, satisfying life to come with a whole bunch of the sweetest children and their father you can imagine . That´s my bithday wish for your daughter.
sincerely, Sanne.

Nanna Chel said...

I will certainly pray that Blossom has a most wonderful birthday and that the Lord gives her her heart's desire.

Lin said...

Many Happy Returns Blossom - sending love and prayers. xx

nancy n. said...

You are a special Mom and she is special daughter.
I will have you both in my prayers. I wish Blossom a very Happy Birthday and may God bless with happiness. May all your dreams come true !!!!

karen said...

I pray that God will fulfull her dreams and the desires of her heart. I pray she is blessed with a godly young man who respects the treasure he has in her as his wife. That he will be strong and gentle for her. I pray that the times of darkness or sadness in her past will no longer define her and the devil will not be able to claim a victory because God is mightier and He has a way of turning those times into advantages for His kingdom and for good in our life. I pray that those times will be reflections of God's glory and her testimony will be a beacon drawing others to His salvation and hope. I pray that God will bless her home with the love of a great man, laughter, and the pitter patter of small feet, and that He will help her to be a godly, loving, gentle wife and mother.

Farm Quilter said...

This is the more amazing gift a mother can give her daughter. I will be praying!! You are such an amazing mom and she is an amazing daughter!!

Nanette said...

Praying that God's path for Blossom will be that of HAPPY and BLESSED wife and homemaker to a man of God's own heart. That they would have a long and precious marriage, remembering, above all, to keep God first. That He may bless them and you with many healthy and happy babes in their lives. Happy Birthday to you and Blossom, my mom always used to say that my birthday was one that only she and I shared...an intimate moment between mother and child that no one else but the two of you can experience after those months of her giving you life in her womb. It is indeed a special bond...

sandi s said...

I pray for Blossom to have a good life and that her hearts desire becomes her reality. It's the same wish I had and I was able to achieve in my life. Happy Birthday Blossom.

Hugs,
Sandi

Donna King said...

My prayer for you, Blossom, is that you may know God's perfect joy in your life and that you may one day see God's hand in your trials and heartaches; for even these things pass through God's hands before they are ever allowed to touch your life.

Remember that all your dreams (or better) will be fulfilled in God's time, and if you wait on Him, your husband and children (and your future) will be worth the wait and more you could ever hope or imagine.

May you enjoy this wonderful milestone in your life and create many lasting memories on this, your special day knowing you are covered in prayer by an entire prayer "choir".

God Bless

TerriSue said...

Oh dear Jenny,
Of course I shall add this to my daily Jenny prayers. Not just this week but until it is answered. Which I am sure you will tell us on the blog when that happens. That dream was also my dream when I was growing up. Jim told us we were stopping at two children which at the time broke my heart. He was right though I see now in hindsight. My health issues started while I was pregnant with Eric. I would not have been able to give the care I wanted to to more children. Some day I will tell you more of what went on. I have been so blessed to be able to stay at home and follow my dream of being a wife, mother, homemaker and now grandmother who is able to take care of her grandchildren while my daughter works. Emily does not want to stay at home. She feels she goes crazy if she can't get out of the house. I think it is wonderful that Blossom wants to follow in the footsteps of her mum. Definitely says something about you! You have a wonderful week my dear. I shall miss your posts of course but forget about us and enjoy the family you have around you to the fullest. You will be in my prayers so very, very often. Tell Blossom that the life she wants is highly honored by our Abba. Society has gone berserk and lost sight of what is important. She certainly hasn't!

the girlfriend gap said...

"But may all who search for you be filled with JOY and GLADNESS. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, "The LORD is great!" As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord is thinking about me right now. You are my helper and my savior. Do not delay, O my God" Psalm 40:16-17

I am sorry for the darkness but trusting that the Almighty one is able to heal. Sending Prayers to the Savior for you.

Happy Birthday hugs to your sweet Blossom!

Janita

Petra said...

Happy birthday Blossom! Have a lovely day☺ I will keep you in my prayers. Trust in God,
Love Petra x

the girlfriend gap said...

Just another note here as I am reading my Bible and God has put this before me. In this 21 year search God's word for a promise to your sweet Blossom to hang on to. I am reading in Hebrew 6 God's Promises Bring Hope. God gave Abraham a promise and "Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised" 6:15

"So God has given us both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie." 6:18

This next verse has jumped off the page to me.... I think mostly because lately I have been wondering what my part is in the plans of God for my life. Faith.... Taking a step into the river before the river parts so to speak. Trusting that God speaks to my heart for his Glory as I walk in faith believing his Word to me.

Still learning here how to live a life of Faith.

"Therefore we who have fled to him for refuge can take new courage, for we can hold on to his promise with confidence. This confidence is like a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain of heaven into God's inner sanctuary. Jesus had already gone in there for us." 6 :18-19

Blessings to you this week in His Presence.
Janita

desertskyquilts said...

Absolutely, I will. In that last picture, I see how much alike you look. She must look something like you did at her age. How lovely to see the past and the future together for both of you. We know God has a plan for Blossom, and I think the righteous desires of her heart will be fulfilled in God's own time. Have a wonderful week together and find the joy in Christ even in the heartbreak.

Julie said...

Just playing catch up Jenny ... please wish Blossom my most heartfelt wishes for a wonderful birthday. I hope you have a lovely week spending time with your precious girl. It is lovely to see her pop up in your posts from time to time. I am sure there is the right One out there for her & I shall be indeed praying that her hopes & wishes (& prayers) come true.

Christine M said...

Happy 21st birthday to Blossom. Have a wonderful week together doing special things. Hugs, Christine xx

Createology said...

Happy 21st Birthday Blossom and may you always have the love of your mum and family and the Lord who all watch over you. Blessings...

donnag said...

Dearest Blossom, You have been precious to me for years. It has been so good to see grow from that little girl to the beautiful young lady you are.
God know the desires of your heart and He loves you enough to see they reality in his timing. I know there have been dark times but we will never appreciate the bright times unless we understand the darkness too. Never allow the dark times to define you sweetheart. Look to your goals and dreams but live today.
I know you will have a great birthday....I just hope one day I can meet you and your mom!
Love,
Donna G

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Light, Love and Prayers to a lovely Blossom. May she bloom where she is planted. Happiest of birthdays!

Sharon said...

Oh Jenny, of course I will join you in praying for your daughter. I really hope that you have a very special week together. My daughter turns 18 and finishes college next month! She will be looking for work and really needs something to be opened up for her, she would love to be able to continue with her photography and textiles but like your daughter her career goals are to be a wife and mother. Wish your daughter a very happy birthday from me. Sharon x

suz said...

what a lovely request for a lovely daughter. It would be my honor to send out prayers for your daughter to have a wonderful, happy, joyful life.

Bamasphynx said...

I will be happy to add Blossom to my prayer list.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm praying that her heart's desires will be exactly the same as our Father's desires for her - and that He will fulfill them in a way that gives her joy and peace. blessings, marlene

Maria said...

What a privilege to pray for your precious daughter Jenny - I am reminded of Psalm 37. Praying she will delight herself in the Lord, rest in and trust Him and He will give her the desires of her heart. Believing that He put those desires within her. Bless you and all your time together.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy this special time and enjoy reflecting on the past 21 years and your darling daughter, yes a time of celebration and enjoying all those years, all those experiences and of course what you see before you, a lovely daughter...blessings to you all.
Lyn, Brisbane

Tammy said...

Praying for Blossom....That the lord leads a young man to her that will treat her wonderful and be a good loving, hard working Christian husband and father to their future children. Happy Birthday to Blossom.. I hope all your dreams come true.

Robin in New Jersey said...

This is such a beautiful and reflective post,Jenny.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOSSOM!!! Many prayers for a special birthday week. You are loved by all those who read here. Sending you cyber hugs!! Praying for the Lord to answer your prayers and give you the desires of your heart. HIS timing is always perfect!

Keep the faith!

Michelle said...

You and Blossom are being prayed for. I pray that Blossom will be given the desires of her heart on day as she walks with the Lord.

Allie-oops Designs said...

I know I wished her a happy birthday on facebook - but you know I'm always praying for her, she's like one of my own kids. May God richly bless you both!