For two decades, it has been our prayer that God would
"establish the work of our hands." (Psalm 90:17)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Before I traveled, I really wanted to fix up Lily's bedroom in a special way. She now has matching sheets, comforter, and pillow shams. And let me tell you, she does feel special! On the other end of the spectrum, Tobi is pretty jealous!
The Women of Hope made the comforter for me on their long-arm quilting machine. It gives it such a professional touch. One of the Women of Hope came to my house on a holiday last week and we worked on finishing this project together. Vivian didn't say much, but I could tell she thought I was over-doing it for a child. She seemed to find it more acceptable when I told her that Lily's room also serves as our guest room.
The Women of Hope also made the bean bag chair for her. We sell quite a few of these. I had some extra fabric so I made a little matching pillow.
Finishing Lily's room was just one of those special things I wanted to do for her as a way of making her feel loved.
Life has taken me from the Midwest to Africa. Africa was firmly planted in my heart at age 17. I realized that dream when I landed in Nigeria at the age of 26. Currently I am doing the hardest work I have ever done, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Every day is full of challenges. At times life is too painfully raw, but God reaches down to us in those times of great need and helps us to press on and offer hope.