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,