I surprised my mom with a quilt of her own for Christmas. I actually bought the fabric last Spring, but the day I planned to start it, mom and dad were in the accident. So I didn't get to start it until late fall of last year (2008). I thought there was no way I would finish it in time for Christmas, but I did. I know she wondered what I was doing with myself all of December - obviously I wasn't doing dishes, cleaning the house, making dinner, or Christmas cookies, for that matter! But each day she came home and I was exhausted. Well, it finally made sense Christmas morning. She loved it (and still does!) I took the quilt to Appoquinimink Quilting to have it quilted. Deanna was so kind, fast, and I must say, she did a beautiful job on the quilt. I don't think I will be able to go back to tying my quilts ever again! In fact, I am almost done with the top of a quilt for Daniel and I am thinking of taking it to her to quilt stars or horses onto it. Here are some photos of Mom's quilt (taken by Deanna - I have yet to take any of my own!)
I'm trying to find the right balance in life. I'm attempting to be a great mom, wife, daughter, Christian, friend, teacher, and homemaker. Some days are better than others. I'm learning it's ok to not be perfect. I'm learning to be content in all circumstances. I'm learning to take better care of myself so I can take better care of my family. I'm learning to enjoy the little moments in life instead of always focusing on what's ahead. I'm learning to embrace the now.