Friday, November 25, 2011

Update on Kelly

Kelly is progressing well but still needs prayers for a complete recovery which is apparently going to take weeks or even months.

She is able to walk around the gym during physical therapy and go up and down stairs (praise the Lord!) but is using an electric wheelchair for longer distances up and down the halls of the rehab hospital. She is able to move her hands a little bit and pick up light pieces of food and feed herself but not able to lift anything heavier than a grape, and not able to put any weight on her arms. Just trusting God that she will get there eventually. She is hoping to go home sometime this week and then will go to outpatient therapy.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fingerprint Friday - Prayers needed for Kelly

 I am asking everyone to pray for our sweet Kelly, my son Johnathan's fiance. She is 19. Last Saturday suddenly she couldn't move her arms and he took her to urgent care, then to the hospital. Later she lost movement in her legs too. She has been diagnosed with a rare condition called Transverse Myelitis, inflammation of the spinal cord. She was in the hospital for 5 days, then transferred to a Rehab Hospital for physical therapy.

She has recovered some movement in her arms and legs and can stand for a short time with help. She is unable to use her hands at all. Someone has to do everything for her - feed her, sign forms for her, change the TV channel...everything. Think about everything you do with your hands.

There are so few cases of this - only 3 or 4 people per million get it - so there's no certainty as to prognosis. Some people suddenly are ok, some recover partially, and some not at all. Please pray with our family for her complete recovery and for PEACE. I notice that depression is a potent enemy at times like this for her and all of us who love her.


There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


These were sent to me in an email...

Can you imagine?

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Cute Handmade Pet Ornaments - made from photos

I've been busy making Christmas ornaments for folks on etsy. Here are some of the latest ones...

Order your pet ornament here...

You can order a cat initial pendant here.

Visit my etsy shop for other pet creations.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

What do you get when you combine glass and origami paper?

 I was curious about how to make glass tile pendants and bought the supplies - glass, origami paper and dimensional adhesive - and someone at Chevron bead store was kind enough to explain the steps to me. I've been having fun! Here are some of the ones I've made, all available in my etsy shop. I add a different pattern of origami paper to the back for a little "surprise" so they look pretty on both sides.