Sunday, November 18, 2012

Children are a gift from the Lord

The Scripture that my stampin' Sister Jerusha picked for this week's challenge is:
Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.
Her challenge is to make a card for a child. I had this piece of cardstock that I had stamped with bubblewrap. It mad a festive background for my little tear bear. I don't usually do one layer cards, so this quite different from my usual card.
This last week my youngest son performed with the OPUS choir. It is an honor choir of 7th and 8th grade boys. They said at the concert that over 3,000 boys auditioned for the 150 boy choir. It was a blessing to get to hear him sing and do something that he really loves to do. I also got to spend time driving to the concert with my 16 year old son. Nothing quite like driving in the car to promote conversations. Limited distractions and it isn't like he could walk away... On our way to the concert we stopped by my youngest daughters college and had lunch with her, and today my boys and I made the long drive to my oldest daughters college to see her last marching band performance of the year.

I have had people look at my big family and ask why I had 4 children.(Because compared to their 2 children my family is big.) My answer has always been that God just  didn't give me any more. My sister has been blessed 8 times. I know that big families are hard for some people to accept, but each child is a special blessing. Neither my sister nor I would be considered "rich", especially since having a lot of kids does cost a lot of $, but we are both blessed beyond measures.

I want to thank Jerusha for reminding me of these special blessings!
The sponsor for this week's challenge is Our Daily Bread Designs. 
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Check out what my Stampin' Sisters have created to inspire you this week. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!


  1. Very pretty MariLynn - love the soft colour of the teddy bear and the lovely bow :-)
    Yes, children are a blessing - we enjoyed our small family while they were at home.

  2. LOVE your sweet little torn teddy bear, MariLynn. What a precious card. Great are so creative with your backgrounds. They always fascinate me. Beautiful inspiration, both in word and art! Have a blessed week, friend!

  3. How special to have that time with your son!!
    Fun card! Stamping with bubble wrap??? I'll have to search this out!