Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Counting Our Blessings

I feel like I've been gone from the blogging world for so long.  It's only been a week, maybe a week and a day.  I've been busy, and Levi is the main priority right now, he's got an appointment with his Neurosurgeon tomorrow and we get to see what the next step is going to be to take care of and manage his Slit Ventricle Syndrome. It's hard not knowing when or if he's going to get sick, when he's extra tired or rubs his head all I can think about or worry about is him throwing up and feeling so terrible.  When you go through something like this it's easy to see only the negatives and complain or think that you're the only one going through something that's hard or stressful.  I know that we're not the only family who has a sick child though, and there are families with children and babies worse off than Levi.  So I have to remember to stay positive, to remain faithful, and to count our blessings.  Because we have so many.

I was blog surfing this week even though I didn't get a chance to blog myself, and I came across a little craft project that I couldn't get out of my head.  Maybe it's because I literally had all the things to pull off a copy cat one, or maybe it's because the idea was that good.

This is a Blessings Board made by Julie at Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss
It was like I was destined to do this project.  I had already re-painted an older from brown to a blue gray, and had put burlap over the card board backing that went inside the frame.  I had left the frame, the burlap, and the glass separated from each other not sure what I was going to do with them, until I saw the Blessing Board.  It was the perfect $0 project, and it's a much needed reminder of how truly Blessed we are.

What I like most about this project is the ability I have to change what it says, whenever I'm in the mood. I bought chalk markers from Michael's for about $7-$8 (they were normally $11.95, but I used a 40% off coupon.) and can easily change what's written with a squirt of Windex and some paper towels.  And I had dry erase markers on hand that worked pretty good also.

Hope you remember to Count Your Blessings also.



Julie said...

I love it Jennifer! Great job. So glad you let me know!

EmTea Designs said...

This is a wonderful project! Think I'm going to have to make one too! :)