Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Well it is almost Christmas day and there is so much to tell. First the good news ~ I have been accepted in the CRAZY QUILT JOURNAL PROJECT  and TAKE A STITCH TUESDAY challenges for 2012.  I am excited.  I am going to do this. I love to do silk ribbon work, beading, and crazy quilting.  It is so relaxing to me.  I have already layed up 3 squares to start with for the CQJP and I am going to make a cloth journal the stitches.

Now on a totally different note.  Last Wednesday my nephew that lives in Alaska (age 30) and works as a medic on the North Slope was walking to his truck, hit a patch of ice, slipped and landed on his backside.  Unfortunately he fractured several vertebrea, was airlifted to Anchorage for treatment, has had 2 surgeries to remove fragments and may have to have more in the future. He has 2 very young daughters, foster children that the courts after 3 years are finally going to let Matt and Melanie adopt them this Wednesday Dec 21.  Matt will probably never work as a medic again (won't be able to lift patients and stetchers) and now while he lays in bed will get to figure out a new career. When they got the girls 3 years ago they were 6 months and 15 months old.  We have prayed that they would get to keep the precious girls (sisters) safe from their original home. The girls Krina and Gwen don't know anyone else as parents and now when everything was finally coming together disaster struck.  Please pray for them and Matt and Melanie and my brother Owen and sister inlaw Mary Elizabeth.  They need the hand of God to get them thru this. 
I am wishing each of you Warmest Wishes in this Holy Christmas Season.  May God bless each one of you.


Betsy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew. You are all in my prayers. Congratulations on your new challenge!

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!


Danice said...

I pray for your nephew. I myself ruptured and shattered 3 vertebrae in 2002, and know the pain. Happy holidays to you and your family.

Donna said...

Dear Mary,

My heart was so heavy reading the message of your nephew. I must believe, especially during the season of the birth of everlasting life, God has a plan and a blessing will come from this disaster. The most important thing is this little family will finally be a "legal" family.

What a wonderful thing your nephew and his wife did for these precious babies! I cannot believe after all of this, God doesn't have a greater plan for them!

I will keep them in my prayers, especially your nephew, as I know what it means to have spinal problems.

May God bless your entire family, Mary.