Friday, December 28, 2018

A special day...




Today is our 27th wedding anniversary and my beloved has cherished me even more than usual, though I did not think he could. 

Our anniversaries are always a very relaxed affair. Coffee and a drive around the beach in the early morning, a simple lunch at home, dinner by the ocean and then home to watch a good movie. 

We don't like fuss and though Blossom always wants to 'do' something for our special day we assure her we just want to be alone and relax, to savour the blessing of God that our marriage represents.

I made that little wedding mini-quilt a few years back and love it still, though nowhere near as much as I love the man I call 'husband'.

It's not been an easy year, indeed we've had six difficult years in a row, but we stood together through it all and when everything became too much we leaned closer to Jesus and let Him carry us until we could stand again. 

Marriage usually has arrows shooting from outside at one time or another, but when you pull close and let the Lord be your shield it's much easier to weather the battles and come out the other side.

I'm ever so grateful for Jesus, and thankful beyond words that He brought my beloved and I together.


We're about 24 hours away from discovering what Craftsy have done to the shops they have chosen to keep open, how many patterns will be on our shelves and what patterns have been removed.

I was uploading some new ones for next year but have now discovered any pattern I uploaded after December 19th will automatically be removed, no ifs or buts, so this will change what patterns and when I share them in 2019.

Tomorrow I'll discuss a few things in response to comments made here and on social media about listing patterns elsewhere, but for tonight I'm off to get ready for that dinner by the ocean with the love of my life...

God bless you always,


41 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary to you and many more wonderful years .

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  2. Feliz aniversario. Disfruten el Día.

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  3. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! may you have many more
    thanx for sharing

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  4. Happy Anniversary! My sweetheart and I just celebrated our 29th the day after Christmas, and my parents celebrated their 59th yesterday!

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Blessings to you and Mark. 💞

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  6. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby - and praying Craftsy is kind to you and the many others who have their stores open.

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  7. Happiest of days to you both!!!!

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  8. Happy 27th Anniversary Jenny Dear. You and Mr. E are such a sweet loving couple and may you have another 27 years together.
    I cannot imagine what Craftsy is doing to anyone who has trusted their business to them. I look forward to readng comments. Blessings as you begin a brand New Year...xo

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  9. Happy Anniversary! God Bless you both!

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  10. Happy Anniversary and many more to come.

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  11. Happy anniversary to you both.

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  12. Happy Anniversary. Wishing you a wonderful day and many more happy years together. May 2019 bring both of you much good fortune!

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  13. Happy Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds . Hope you have many many more years together and that they are all wonderful years filled with much love, good health, happiness and many good memories being made

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  14. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you a blessed 28th year together.

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  15. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your day together and may you have many more years together.

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  16. Hello Jenny, May the Lord Bless you and Mr. E on your blessed wedding anniversary in the way that you two choose to celebrate it together! May the Lord also watch over all of your endeavors in the patterns you share in whatever manner he sees. God Bless You!

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  17. Happy Anniversary to you both dear Jenny. Have a wonderful meal together Xxx

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  18. You are so blessed. Happy Anniversary!

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  19. Happy Anniversary! May the Lord rain down His blessings upon you both as you start the next year in your journey together.

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  20. Happy anniversary Jenny, have a wonderful day. Just came from craftsy can't wait to see what you have to say tomorrow I was very surprised to see nothing much on your page.
    Carol O

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  21. Congratulations on your anniversary!! I recently received an email from someone on Craftsy advertising their stuff so I replied stating that I probably won't be purchasing from Craftsy any more due to the fact that they have created problems for smaller designers. She responded with great understanding and empathy for those who have been given such short notice and nowhere to go. I am hoping my comment gets back to Craftsy as I have not yet located a contact addy. Many angel hugs coming your way.

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  22. Happy Anniversary! I commented a while ago, but I was on Chrome and it just disappeared. I always forget it won't work! May you have a wonderful 28th year, and fewer arrows from the world. I will pray for guidance for you in how to make your patterns available. I no longer have an account there, and that was it's own nightmare process, but I trust that you will find a great place where those of us who have left them can continue to buy your patterns. =)

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  23. Happy anniversary, Jenny. You obviously have a wonderful relationship with your husband. Enjoy your dinner tonight.

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  24. Happy Anniversary to you and Mark. Hope to catch up with you soon! Hope the coming year is one of harmony and peace. Love to you both.

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  25. Happy anniversary to you both and wish you many more happy years together.

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  27. Jennifer and Mark: Happy Anniversary, Jesus is in our hearts also, if not for him, all Love would be lost.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  28. Debby in Kansas, USADecember 30, 2018 at 5:26 AM

    Happy Anniversary! We celebrated our 25th this month & had a very casual day together. If we're together, all is well.

    I just received word from Amazon that my Domesticity book is on its way. I'm looking forward to it.

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  29. Another voice in the wilderness shouting HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. May you have at least another 27 years. So sorry to hear that many crafters who are losing their business platform with Craftsy. If I hadn't heard it first from you and then from others, I may not have known about the necessity of downloading any purchased patterns stored on their site. I don't recall receiving anything from Craftsy other than ads, but I could have overlooked it in the rush of the holidays. Hope everything works out for you. (no reply needed)

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  30. Happy Anniversary to two of my favorite people!!!! May God continue to bless and encourage you both - love you sweetie-pie!!!!

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  31. Many, many more Blessed Happy years!

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  32. Hi Jenny and Mark!!Many HAPPY Anniversary celebrations!!ours was Dec21st!!and 27years .I recently sent your email to my dear friend Virginia in Sydney,I had a LOVELY chat with herxx

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