Friday, July 26, 2013

Going To Fight For My Life! August Give Away!

Thank you for your wonderful prayers.
 It was a horribly dark place that I went to after my doctor's news that this new pain could be several things including cancer, kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis, my immune system  attacking itself, etc. etc. etc.

 Did I think about God after this news?  No!  I freaked out!  I freaked out because for 13 years I've fought with all my heart, mind, soul and body and welcomed any news that was afflicting to show that I could keep my head up, keep the faith and fight cancer! Tons of pain resulting from a teeny weeny cancer.  Every joint, ligament, muscle and everything else in my body has enjoyed it's months and years in the spotlight of pain.  Now it is oveerrrrr!  I need to get back to my miniatures.
August Give Away is a lovely Dressed Mannequin
When I turned 64 a few months ago, it seems as though all those bones and muscles, etc... got together and said, "Let's have an old folk party and Celebrate!  Arthur, will you lead the Celebration please?." They planned their celebration without even thinking about what affect it would have on me, my family and friends.  Call the police!  Whatever!  Just stop the party.  I called on God instead and this week I am so much better.  Thank you 
God.  Thank you very much.

Thank you too for your prayers.  You know that Satan or better known as the 'Devil' will try to keep us very busy to make us do some crazy things.  Such as thinking about closing a Blog that really makes me happy, or pouring my heart out to you to join my pity party.  Or clouding my Spirit so I couldn't see God when the storms of life were raging last week.  I'm so happy that I had the sense to come to my senses. 

 Someone cleaver even came up with this:

B U S Y  stands for Being Under Satan's Yoke

Well, according to my favorite daughter and son, the mother and father of my favorite grandsons, I really need to go back and read my own Blog posts which are meant to be very encouraging and a great testimony of my faith in what God has done for me including life changing Miracles.  They told me to start with my "About Me" page.  I did.  I couldn't believe it was me writing about how I started my Blog with my "Journey to come out of the closet and celebrate life after breast cancer."  Somewhere along my journey I guess I got a little BUSY! 

He replied, "Because you have so little faith, I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you."  Matthew 17:20 NIV  Please click on the link and read the entire context of this Scripture.  It may help refresh your memory too if you are getting a little busy. 

One of my favorite Scriptures:  I have hidden your word in my heart so that I may not sin against you.  Psalm 119:11 Niv  Somewhere along my journey when I was a little BUSY maybe Satan gave one of his little helpers an eraser because how could I ever forget this Scripture that has helped sustain me since my awful bout with cancer:  They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31.  OK, so I felt a little faint. Forgive me.  I guess that is why my favorite daughter and son gave me the shirt I have on in the picture that reads, "Forgiven."  None of us are free from sin, but we must know why Jesus died on the cross to pay our sin debt in full.  All we have to do is pray and not let the devil in to steal our joy.

Today's verse of the day on Bible Gateway's website gives this example of  faith in action:

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Today after starting this post I received my doctor's report (my husband went and got it):  Tests, including X-Rays are all within the normal range!   Further testing will be scheduled.  Thank you Lord God!  Oh sure, I still have pain and I am ready and looking forward to what God has in store for me. No matter what.  I still believe in Miracles.

 August Give Away is early, but my heart is full and I need to give something away and I am not fishing for comments.  I love comments but my fishing days are over.  

Speaking of fishing; My six year old grandson went fishing for the first time.  He hooked a foot long bass.  Child against fish!  He finally brought the fish in and landed it on the ground and when the  fish started flapping about my grandson took off running like crazy.  Although he knows God, I think he freaked out.  But, when he had time to think about God and faith, the fishermen were able to coax him back to take a picture.  What the heck.  My grandson, a born vegeterian, probably insisted on sending the fish back to where it came from.  Oh my goodness!  A new lesson;  Next time pain scares me into running like crazy I am going to send it back where it came from too.  Hallelujah!

   I want to thank all of you for joining and following my blog.  Welcome to all new followers. 

This little grandson with Grandma's sunglasses on insists on taking the easy ride and doesn't want to go down to the lake to fish.  The only bear he wants to see is in his lap. 

To win the dress for August:  Be a follower of my Blog.  Leave an inspirational comment on this post only by 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on Monday, August 26, 2013.  Winner will be drawn  from lucky hat by grandson in the above picture and announced the following week.  Who knows?  My heart may get full again and  want to host another give away like the one in the picture below won by Marisa  from last month for being the first to identify the winning comment: 
Second Chance Give Away for June won by Marisa
By writing this long post, I know I am sending love and warm wishes out to the Universe and I feel love and warm wishes coming back in return.  May God continue to Bless all of you.  There is a God and He is real.  Yes, I am back.  Hugs to all.


carmen said...

me alegro mucho de tus resultados médicos, espero que todo siga bien

Lil said...

Good to hear you are feeling better from your illness, after struggling so hard. Wish you all the best. Happy for you.

Love your miniture dresses. They are all so beautiful.

Lil on Lilsdolls

Indy_Poppy said...

I'm glad to hear that the X-rays went well. Keep fighting the cancer. My mum had cancer a few years ago, thankfully she is now cancer free. However she finds that she has aches and pains still, we think it is the side effects of her treatment. She doesn't look forward to her check ups but she is a fighter just like you. I really wish you all the best. Don't give up your blog, especially if it gives you so much happiness.

sognatriceabordo said...

I'm glad you're feeling better Felma.

Sam said...

Dear Felma, this is from Sam,
It was lovely to see a photo of you. You are a beautiful lady created in your Father's image, and like your Father, you are extremely talented and creative. The dresses you make are absolutely gorgeous, and you just give them freely away. Awesome!
Praise God for always having His loving arms around us, even when the news is bad. We can all give Him happy praise for your good results.
I would love to be included in your give away.
Big hugs,

Marian said...

Felma, siempre hay un mañana para disfrutar de las travesuras de esos dos nietos tan guapos.
La esperanza es lo último que se pierde y la fe mueve montañas. Yo soy de la opinión de que si somos positivos tenemos media batalla ganada, la otra media confiar en Dios y la medicina que cada día da pasos de gignates.
Un fuerte abrazo y mis oraciones se unirán a las tuyas en esta lucha.

Fabiola said...

I hope that soon everything will be resolved in the best.
Congratulations to Marisa.
The dress of August is fabulous. Please, count me in your giveaway. I put the link on my blog.
Hug, Faby

NarinaNäpertää said...

Ooh.. How stunning dress you are offering once again!! (**)
- So beautiful! I just love the colors of it.

Would so love to win it - so I hope you'll count me in (even though I do not even dare to hope that luck would be favorable for me..)

Wish you all the best - my prayers are with you.

Take care.

MiniHugs, Irina

Pilar said...

Que buenas noticias nos dás,me alegro mucho mucho.Muy bueno eso de cuando el dolor te asusté vas a echar a correr como una loca,jeejejjej,que guapo tu nieto.Animo y fuerza Felma y sigue positiva,cuando te sientas caer despliega tus alas y echa a volar,besitos

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Drora's minimundo said...

Thumbs Up! I love to hear things got better. You look so beautiful in the photo. God's there for you.
The August giveaway dress is a real piece of art. I'll be happy to put your link on my sidebar. I had to laugh at your little grandson throwing back his catch. I am familiar with this situation having two vegetarian grand daughters. One of them is now a qualified veterinarian.

mcddiss said...

me alegro muchisimo de que tu animo este de nuevo arriba ,y que te apoyes en tu familia y en tu fe, y que hayas recuperado las ganas de escribir en el blog y de hacer esos maravillosos vestidos ,me alegro de que las pruebas hayan dado tan buenos resultados

me gustaria mucho participar en tu sorteo y lo anuncio en mi blog

besitos y fuerza


Hannah said...

I'm glad to hear that you are back! You are such an inspiration!
Pains are very hard to deal with, I had a terrible pain before, but I stopped taking all my medications and I have never felt better. Sometimes you got to trust your gut, and not the doctors words, but, I don't recommend all people to go against the doctors, it can be fatal, but in my case it was just what I needed, a bit of trust in my self and in God instead of always listen to others.
Wishing you good health in the future!

Unknown said...

Dear Felma,
I read the new news and I hope that you go always in the best health. your clothes are splendor and willingly participate to your giveaway.

Chris P's Minis and More said...

Dear Felma, Trust in the Lord with ALL your HEART and lean NOT unto your own understanding but in ALL your ways acknowledge him (and you do) and he shall direct your paths! Proverbs 3:4-5 My prayers for a good report as you journey on sister! yes, I wanna win that gorgeous dress!!! hugs!

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Me alegro mucho que los resultados sean positivos, mi admiración por tu lucha y tu esperanza, tienes dos nietos estupendo que supongo te harán muy feliz.
Ánimo estoy contigo, un fuerte abrazo:-)

maluga y su mini mundo said...

Arriba ese animo Felma!!!
Me alegro mucho de tus resultados médicos. Tienes unos nietos preciosos de los que aun has de disfrutar durante mucho tiempo.
Toda mi energía esta contigo.
Y por supuesto me apunto a tu sorteo y subo el enlace a mi blog. Estoy inmensamente feliz por haber tenido la gran suerte de haber recibido tan maravilloso premio de tu parte.
Un beso muy fuerte.


Lida said...

Sometimes you need to stand still, smell the flowers and adore God's creations and remember that you are one of them and that time is an invention of menkind and that life is there to celebrate!
You celebrates with your creations your creativity and it is good to have loved ones that keep you on the right path! Enjoy life and your stitches, hugs from Holland,

Unknown said...

god only sends troubles to those he knows can fight the battle, keep on fighting, pleased the test results were good.
although I would love to win one of your dresses, my prize is already here hearing you are feeling better, take care and mini hug to you x

Isabel García said...

Gracias por tu fuerza.... Tus palabras transmiten mucho a mor y fuerza.
Me gustaría participar un mes más en tu sorteo.
Un fortísimo a brazo

Unknown said...

People everyday walk through the valley of the shadow of death not knowing WHOSE WINGS are protecting them. I feel so much better knowing about those who witness and share the POWER of HIS deliverance. I especially thank GOD for an aunt who has shared her joy with so many. This year I have been focusing on power. Acts 1:8 is the beginning for me. But the scripture that incourages me, I want to share with your readers. 2 Timothy 1:7 says " For GOD hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." MAY GOD BLESS US ALL. Love you, Roderick.

Brini said...

I'm so glad to read that you are enjoying what you do most, creating beautiful miniatures. Trust me when we need out Heavenly father is there with open arms ready to fight the good fight for us. That is a great picture of you too! Tour grandson looks just like you too!

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hello, I have been visiting your Blog for a few months now and enjoy what you create. You are so talented. I am happy to hear that you are feeling better. My prayers are with you.

Have a blessed filled day.

Take care,

Isabel Ruiz said...

Felma, no me extraña que en ocasiones te sientas decaida. La angustia que entra cuando algo cambia o esperas unos resultados es agobiante, pero en esos momentos es cuando debes apoyarte en aquellos que te quieren y que quieres y confiar en la medicina. Vive cada día, haz las cosas que te gustan y disfruta de esos maravillosos nietos. Mucho ánimo.
Esos vestidos que haces son increíblemente hermosos y me encantaría seguir participando de tus sorteos.

Ilona said...

Good news, dear Felma! I really hope you will be feeling better day by day, you deserve it!
This is a gorgeous usual all your dresses are beautiful, they are made with so much love!
Take care. Hugs, Ilona said...

I stumbled upon your blog, I read what you wrote and I say that you are a strong woman and wise. Faith is the greatest help that God has given us. Faith is the faith that He is our Father, do not abandon us. You knocks on his door, knocks so much because He listens and opens the door to us that we always need help. Just believe can do it.
I also tell you that your thumbnails are very beautiful, very elegant and attentive to detail. Blogs that often arise during difficult times in our lives make us discover many wonderful people. Nellina

Ascension said...

Hola Felma
Enhorabuena por esas buenas noticias.
La fe, las ganas de vivir y la ayuda de los medicos seguro que te ayudaran a seguir y poder ver a tu nieto pescando peces y dandoles la libertad de nuevo.
Orare por ti.
Me encantaria probar suerte con tu fantastico vestido.
besitos ascension

Giac said...

Hello Felma,
I am so glad you got good news and I hope every day gets better. Your work is just stunning and I do not see it as having people join a pity party, but rather getting support and encouragement from a mutual admiration society ;)
Take care of yourself and I am happy to now be following your blog.
Big hug,

malu2 said...

Felma te deseo lo mejor! con tu fuerza y animo, todo ira bien, estas muy guapa en la foto y tienes unos nietos preciosos!
Me gustaría participa en tu sorteo!
pongo tu link en mi blog!
Besos de las Malu´s.

shaairah said...

I'm so happy the news wasgood and so in awe of your strength. Keep the faith!


Angeles Sanchez said...

Hola Felma, me alegro muchísimo que las pruebas te salieran bien, Jehová se tiene que regosijar con tu persona y con esas maravillosas manos que tienes, felicidades por tu salud y por tus nietos. Por favor inclúyeme en tu sorteo. besos Angeles

SusK said...

Hello Felma!

I'm very happy to hear your tests were all normal and that you are continuing your blog! I'm continually impressed with your attitude and the gorgeous work you do. May God continue to provide you with strength and the will to fight! God bless!

Susan Korman

Hopblogger said...

Having God in our lives is a wonderful, good thing. He knows best and keeps you on the right track. Cancer runs in our lines as well as the other autoimmune diseases. My battle with food allergy's and environmental allergy's most often keep me down in the bed sleeping. Pills and shots do not help me much. However I have never had any aches and pains with anything. I guess because I eat gluten free. But when I get contaminated, then a small headache comes within 15 minutes. (If you decide to get an allergy test done go to the allergist for it. Do not get a blood test). Sometimes God sends messages to us by someone else's words. The answer can be right under our noses. You are a lovely kind lady who loves to give. I also love to give and I am close to your age. Take care of yourself. Many hugs and kisses,

Montse Serrano said...

Esa fuerza y esa fe, te hacen una mujer luchadora y un ejemplo. Ánimo. Me alegro que hayan sido buenas noticias. Tienes unos nietos guapísimos.
Me gustaría participar en tu sorteo y te pongo un enlace en mi blog.

Sylvie said...

Quelle bonne nouvelle que d'avoir vaincu ce cancer ! Il faut toujours garder le moral et la foi cela fait 95% de la guérison...
Bravo et encore bon courage
Continuez à nous faire rêver avec vos magnifiques miniatures
Sincères amitiés

Eliana said...

I have faith that you'll be fine. I admire your wonderful mini work.
A big hug.

Eva - tatalamaru said...

Hola Felma, leo que todo va bien, así que me alegro y seguiré pidiendo para que continue siendo así, la fe nunca la pierdas.
Tus nietos guapisimos y el vestido que sorteas muy bonito, me apunto y lo anuncio en mi blog.
Un beso y mucho ánimo!!!

Chris P's Minis and More said...

Hello dear Felma,
another beautiful dress that you have designed I would be thrilled to add another one to my collection LOL!! My prayers are sent and hugs and knowing you are strong in faith do NOT give in , God bless you and keep you!

Unknown said...

I love your hats! and the dresses are beautiful!!

Ana said...

Hola Felma! Me da mucho gusto saber que el resultado de tus estudios hayan salido bien. Gracias a Dios. Me gustaría participar en este sorteo también.
Gracias. Besos Ana (mucuy)

Unknown said...

Felicidades por tus blog y sobretodo por tus resultados, me alegro que no hayan malas noticias. Aprovecho para decirte que tus vestidos son estupendos y que me gustaria muchisimos participar en tu sorteo.Un besito y sigue haciendo millones de vestidos.

Katrina said...

Felma, I am so happy when I heard that you are better. - Your latest dress is very elegant.
God bless you. Hugs Kati

Tammy Hoffa said...

Felma, I am a new follower. I to have days where the pain is so intense, all I keep saying to myself is "If He can bring you to, He will see you through it". Thank You for being honest in your stories, it is uplifting and inspirational.
hoffat at gmail dot com

Rosella said...

Hello Felma! sono contenta che tutto vada per il meglio!
ti ringrazio per questo favoloso giveaway e metto subito il tuo link sul mio blog.
Kisses from Italy